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  • 06 June 2019
    Chris Coleman has said he was honoured to sign a new two-year deal that will see him stay as Wales manager through to the 2018 World Cup. Coleman was appointed to the role in January 2012, replacing the late Gary Speed, and has been rewarded with a new deal after leading his country to their first major finals since the 1958 World Cup.The 45-year-olds previous contract was set to expire following the conclusion of this summers finals in France. He told Sky Sports News HQ: I am delighted that we have reached an agreement and I have the honour of leading my country in another campaign. Coleman shakes hands with Football Association Wales president David Griffiths (left) and FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford after Mondays announcement I look on it as an opportunity to improve on my first campaign [World Cup 2014 qualifying] which wasnt a successful one. We have got it all to look forward to but we have to build on what we have achieved so far. Its a big challenge but its one that we can conquer, thats for sure.The former Fulham and Real Sociedad boss, capped 32 times for his country, won six of his 10 European Qualifiers, including an impressive 1-0 home victory over Belgium, as Wales clinched second place and automatic qualification to this summers showpiece. Wales players carry Coleman aloft after securing qualification to Euro 2016 Wales begin their Euro 2016 Pool B campaign against Slovakia on June 11 in Bordeaux. They then face England in Lens on June 16 before tackling Russia in Toulouse four days later. Coleman said in March that there had to be changes behind the scenes in Welsh football for him to commit to another deal.He revealed agreement had been reached over those issues, with both himself and the FAW giving ground.It was very important that everything came to a conclusion before we embark on this journey in front of us, and we can concentrate on whats made us strong, he said. Wales unveil squad Chris Coleman has unveiled his provisional 29-man squad for Euro 2016 It wasnt a case of looking at what weve done. We need to keep on improving things and pushing each other before we even get to the players. Sometimes youve got to concede a little bit to get certain things you want.I think both parties showed real meaning in trying to get the deal done. The FAW showed that they really wanted me and I showed them that I wanted to stay.It went on a bit longer than we anticipated. But we wanted to do the right thing and Im happy to be sitting here knowing that Im going to get another campaign under my belt. Coleman celebrates after Wales qualified for Euro 2016 FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said: We wanted to acknowledge the fantastic work Chris has done with his staff in ensuring qualification to the Euros in France this summer.I think it sends a fantastic message to everyone involved, the players, backroom staff, all the staff at the FAW.There is no one better qualified than Chris to lead Wales into its first World Cup in 60 years. Coleman hopes he can lead Wales to a World Cup before the end of his contract We wish him the best for Euro 2016 and he carries all our hopes and expectations for the World Cup campaign as well.Wales head to Portugal on Tuesday for a pre-Euro 2016 training camp without star man Gareth Bale, who is preparing for Real Madrids Champions League final with Atletico Madrid in Milan on Saturday. Joe Ledley is still hoping to make the Euro 2016 squad But midfielder Joe Ledley will join the squad as he attempts to recover in time for France after fracturing his leg in Crystal Palaces final Premier League game of the season. Also See: Wales unveil training squad Ledley doubtful for Euro 2016 Wales can be a football nation Euro 2016 squads Wholesale Air Max China . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. Discount Air Max Sale . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. Cheap Air Max For Sale . 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Williams, a sixth-year safety, missed 13 games last season because of a Week 2 neck injury that required him to be transported from the field in an ambulance after he experienced numbness in parts of his body.Just to know the whole neck, collision thing, any time he collides, I mean, Im thinking about it, receiver Robert Woods said. I dont know if [Williams] is [thinking about it] or not, but when you see a guy go down like that who has a history with neck injuries, thats the first thing that comes to your mind.The team spokesperson said Lewis was being evaluated generally by the Bills medical staff.The two players, who apparently did not realize they were in each others paths, collided as Lewis ran a pass route close to the line of scrimmage. The loud sound of the contact quickly hushed the crowd, brought some teammates to a knee in prayer and generally changed the tone of what had been a slower-paced practice without full shoulder pads.When you look over and you see its [Williams], your thoughts go to his neck and those sorrts of things, defensive tackle Kyle Williams said.dddddddddddd As somebody whos been around him a long time, you get concerned for him. You say a prayer for him.Both players remained on the ground for several moments before Lewis, holding his right arm awkwardly, walked off with a trainer. Williams was surrounded by several members of the medical staff before he walked to the locker room with two trainers initially holding his arms.After being taken off the field in an ambulance in September, Williams attempted to return to play in October against the Tennessee Titans. He experienced numbness again in one side of his body, which resulted in the team placing him on injured reserve and Williams undergoing surgery to shave vertebrae in his neck.Williams was uncertain of the future of his playing career until he tested his neck while making a tackle during an intrasquad scrimmage last week.When I hit [running back James Wilder Jr.], I stopped and made sure that I could feel everything and I could turn my neck without feeling any pain, Williams said Saturday. I realized I was all good. It was a sigh of relief. Im super blessed that I can keep playing and do what I do. I love being with my teammates. I love being on the field with these guys. ' ' '