Joe Ledley to miss big bash as he ties knot in Ibiza

Joe Ledley will miss Wales’ homecoming party as he heads off to Ibiza to get married.

It had been thought Ledley would cancel his wedding following Wales’ incredible run to the semi-final of Euro 2016.

Ledley had been due to get married in Ibiza tomorrow and he confirmed after Wales’ 2-0 semi-final defeat to Portugal that he is still heading to the Mediterranean island to tie the knot with partner Ruby May.

It means he will miss the big welcome home party in Cardiff today with thousands of fans expected to turn up and salute Chris Coleman’s squad.

“The boys are going back to Wales to see the fans but I’ve got a wedding to attend,” said Ledley.

“I don’t feel I need to go back and see what we’ve achieved means to the supporters.

“I know deep down how much their support from back home meant to me.

“I’ve got a wedding to think about. It’s Ibiza for me now.”

Ledley’s absence from the homecoming party will be a disappointment for supporters as he has become something of a cult hero.

The Crystal Palace midfielder’s dance moves, which have been shown off in front of fans in France and also caught on camera in the dressing room, have gone viral on social media.

But Ledley is serious when it comes to football, saying: “We have created history as no other Welsh team has gone further than us, and it’s going to be a good few years before another team beats that.

“Hopefully they do, but what we’ve achieved is history-making. We’ll go down as legends, hopefully.

Wales seek to build on Euros success when they start their World Cup campaign at home to Moldova in September.

Austria, Georgia, the Republic of Ireland and Serbia are also in the group and the 29-year-old Ledley feels Wales are in a good place to qualify for Russia in 2018.

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