Football

Coleman targets perfect finish

Manager Chris Coleman feels Wales must win their remaining four qualifiers to top their World Cup group, after holding Group D leaders Serbia 1-1 in Belgrade yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Aaron Ramsey's penalty gave Wales a half-time lead, but Aleksandar Mitrovic scored 17 minutes from time to keep Serbia four points ahead of third-placed Wales.

The Republic of Ireland stay second level on points with Serbia after being held 1-1 at home by Austria.

"I think realistically if we want to finish first, (we need) four wins," Coleman said.

"If we want to take our chance in a play-off, it's at least three wins and a draw.

"Mathematically, that's probably what we need." - PA SPORT