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Euro 2016 : Portugal beats Wales 2-0 to reach final

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Portugal defeated Wales 2-0 in their Euro 2016 semi-final in Lyon on account of second-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, sending the side into the final in Paris on Sunday ending Wales’ fairytale run in the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his side the lead with a thumping header in the 50th minute of the second half, and assisted Nani three minutes later to seal a 2-0 win for Portugal.

A first half saw the sides go in 0-0 at the break, but Portugal scored twice within the space of three second-half minutes to end Wales’ chances of reaching a major final for the first time.

For Portugal, it offers Cristiano Ronaldo and his team the chance to win a major tournament for the first time when they appear in the final on Sunday – when they will face the winners of Thursday’s semi-final between host-nation France and world champions Germany.

After a first half of few chances, the game burst into life in the second half when Ronaldo rose highest to power in a header from a corner on 50 minutes.

Nani doubled  the lead for Portugal on 53 minutes when he poked in a Ronaldo shot, leaving Wales with a deficit they were unable to overturn.

Wales worked hard and pressed towards the end, but ultimately lacked the quality to break down the Portuguese defense.

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Call to revoke Citizenship Bill-2075

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BHARATPUR- Stakeholders have called upon the government to revoke the Citizenship Bill-2075 arguing that it is against the national interest. At an interaction programme organized in Chitwan on Thursday, they said that the bill brought to amend the Citizenship Act, 2063 should be postponed cautioning that it could be counterproductive.

On the occasion, Coordinator of National Awakening Council Sadhya Bahadur Bhandari said that the proposed bill serves the anti-national interests. He instead asked the government to constitute a high-powered citizenships probe commission.

“This bill is too loose than that of 2063. It should be immediately postponed and a new high-powered commission should be formed to probe the issues on citizenship,” Bhandari added.

Likewise, Chairman of Nepal Bar Association Chitwan district chapter Kamalraj Pathak, foreign affairs expert Hiranyalal Shrestha, border experts Hemanta Sedhain and Buddhi Narayan Shrestha and other speakers also shared their opinions to revoke the proposed citizenship bill and also suggested that the government should regulate the Nepal-India open border.

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