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Rob Page has branded Wales' Euro schedule “an absolute nightmare” to organise after clocking up over 8,000 miles.

Boss Page has guided Wales out of Group A in second on goal difference and into the last 16.

They will play Denmark in Amsterdam on Saturday in the next stop in their marathon.

Page says UEFA's concept of staging the tournament around Europe must have initially sounded a good idea.

But Wales have had to deal with the harsh reality of flying 2,598 miles to the eastern outpost of Baku in Azerbaijan from Cardiff.

It didn't stop them drawing with Switzerland and beating Turkey to pick up four points.

But they then had to jet a further 1,930 miles to Rome to take on Italy on Sunday.

Rob Page and his squad have clocked up plenty of miles and face a lot more with a potential quarter-final in Baku
(Image: Action Images via Reuters)

Now they are scheduled to fly 806 miles from the Italian capital to Amsterdam on Thursday ahead of facing the Danes.

If they win they must then return to Baku for the quarter-finals in another journey of 2253 miles.

Wales also clocked up 3,498 miles in preparation with return trips to a Portuguese training camp and a friendly in Nice versus France.

All while fellow British teams England and Scotland have enjoyed home comforts playing at Wembley and Hampden in the tournament.

Little wonder Page has thanked his FAW colleagues for organising all their travel amid the pandemic, which has hugely complicated matters.

But he questions the decision to send teams jetting around Europe this summer.

Page, 46, said: "On paper it sounds like a great idea to have it all round Europe but logistically it is an absolute nightmare.

Rob Page and his Wales squad face travelling 13,709 miles if they go all the way in the Euros
(Image: PA)

"Throw Covid into that mix as well.

"The team we have got behind us, who people don't see, deserve a lot of credit for what they have to go through and the expense and the levels we have to go to because of Covid.

"It makes the job harder but it is what it is, we have to get on with it.

"It has not been easy because we have had to go to Baku and then travel to Italy.

"We are now having to go to Amsterdam.

"We decide the best day to travel in the week to give us the best chance to prepare for Saturday."

Yet despite their hectic schedule, Wales have thus far avoided any Covid breaches which have affected both England and Scotland.

Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale have helped Wales into the last 16
(Image: UEFA via Getty Images)

Page deserves a lot of credit for his no-nonsense disciplinary approach after putting down a marker when he sent home Tyler Roberts, Hal Robson-Kanu and Rabbi Matondo from the build up to a World Cup qualifier in March for Covid breaches.

Wales keeper Danny Ward also gave an insight into the attention to detail in the squad in a bid to avoid Covid.

Ward said: “We have an unbelievable medical team who have set out protocols and certain codes of conduct to stick by to give us the best possible chance of retaining our bubble.

“Touch wood we have managed to do that the last year or so.

“We even wear some really attractive gloves when you go and get your food.

“It is not pleasing on the eye but it is working for us.”