Chris Coleman believes that the Wales national team should continue to progress if they want to challenge the best teams in world football.

He admitted that the team had made considerable progress during the past years, but it is important that they continue to develop.

2016 was a brilliant year for Wales, football-wise.

The country had a good campaign at the Euro 2016 hosted in France – reaching the semi-finals despite the odds. The Chris Coleman side were ranked 12th in the football world by the latest FIFA rankings, reports say. Their archrival England, who exited the European tournament in the round of 16, placed 13th to the delight of the Welsh side.

Wales and Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale believes that the Wales national team can still qualify for the World Cup in Russia despite their poor run of form.

Indeed Wales has failed to replicate the good form that they showed in the Euros in France and currently find themselves trailing in the qualifying table for the 2018 World Cup.

Wales National football team captain Ashley Williams has said that his side can go on to top their group in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers.

Wales are currently gunning for a first World Cup finals appearance since 1958. They however suffered a huge blow after a draw by Serbia set them back

Austria’s coach, Marcel Koller said it was luck and good fortune for Wales to escape through Belgium in their 3-1 victory during the quarter finals of theEuro 2016.

Chris Coleman's men managed to find their ways to the last four in France before missing out on a place in the final. This was due to the 2-0 defeat handed them by the reigning champions, Portugal in Lyon, France.

After managing a stunning performance at the Euro 2016, Chris Coleman and his team have received praise from various quarters.

One of the most important elements will be not to allow this praise to get to the head. Wales are already showing signs of complacency after managing only draws against Georgia and Austria in the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign. Wales started the campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over Andorra, but those days seem a long way back. Prior to the game, Coleman admitted that his team were depleted due to injuries but a draw against minnows Georgia is simply acceptable for a team with qualification – and even beyond – aspirations.

The Welsh national football team recently claimed a 4-0 triumph over Moldova in what was their first FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification match.

This encounter was played on September 5 and Gareth Bale scored twice while Joe Allen and Samuel Vokes also found the back of the net which helped Wales kick-off their qualification campaign on a positive note.

Wales captain and defender Ashley Williams moved to Everton from Swansea just before the new season began.

Everton made the move for the player for £12 million from their Premier League rivals, after the 31 year old impressed at the Euro 2016 whilst on national team duty.

Hull City are looking at finding a new manager, and were hoping to get Chris Coleman as a good replacement but the Wales Football Association has rejected an approach from the club to speak with the coach of Wales national side.

Steve Bruce, former manager of Hull City resigned last month after the relationship between the club’s chairman Ehab Allam and him became strained. The Premier League side have been searching for capable replacement especially in light of their new status in the top tier football league.

Hull City have been reported to be the favourites to sign Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu after his impressive performance at the Euro 2016, Sky Sports say.