UEFA do not want children playing on the pitches after Euro 2016 games

Wales' player have regularly brought their children onto the pitch during the tournament

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Wales' James Collins walks on the pitch with children after his team defeated Russia 3-0. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

On their run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, the Wales squad have done all they can to enjoy the tournament in France. That includes the players bringing the players onto the pitch after the games.

According to the Associated Press, UEFA are not happy with the children celebrating with their fathers after the games. One UEFA official even added that Euro 2016 was not "a family party".

"A stadium is not the most safe place for small kids," Martin Kallen said. "There could be problems if fans invaded the field, and stadium staff operating machinery on the playing surface could also be an issue."

"It is nice pictures," UEFA's Tournament Director did admit in a press briefing. "We are not 100 percent against it but we are cautious."

Kallen even hinted at the fact that the children may not be allowed on, due to the fact they do not have the proper accreditation to be allowed access to the pitch.

"The principle is how far you go with having other people on the pitch than the players. People with accreditation cards should be on the pitch and not more."

Wales meet Portugal on Wednesday night in Lyon, with the winner meeting either World Champions Germany or hosts France in the Euro 2016 Final on Sunday evening.