Chris Coleman urges Wales to handle hostility against Serbia

• Wales manager says team must cope with opponents’ ‘power play’ period
• Chris Coleman looks to banish memories of drubbing in 2012

Chris Coleman has admitted that the pain of losing 6-1 against Serbia five years ago will never leave him as the Wales manager returns to the country for a crucial World Cup qualifier in Belgrade with a warning for his players that they need to deal with a hostile atmosphere and those periods when their opponents are enjoying a “power play”.

Sitting third in Group D and trailing Serbia and the Republic of Ireland by four points with five matches remaining, Wales have little margin for error on Sunday night in Belgrade, where a defeat would leave their hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia hanging by a thread.

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