Wales' Aaron Ramsey, top, celebrates with team mates and staff members an equalizer goal by Wales' Ashley Williams during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Wales and Belgium, at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d¿Ascq, near Lille, France, Friday, July 1, 2016.
They would have reached the last four of a major tournament for the first time in 30 years, but the defeat left Wilmots saying he would consider his future.
"Dreams, don't be afraid about dreams, because four years ago I was as far away from this as you can imagine and look what has happened", said Wales manager Chris Coleman, who succeeded his late friend Gary Speed as manager in 2012.
"This is uncharted territory for us, we have never been here before, but all I can do is keep reminding the players never to forget where they came from and what we had to do to get here".
Still, unlike Portugal, Wales and Bale have been wonderful and a truly refreshing surprise in reaching their first semifinal at a major tournament.
Having withstood attack after attack, it looked like Wales had survived the barrage of Belgian onslaught, then a long-range goal put Belgium in the ascendancy. So obviously, we got the goal back and we went in at half time the much better team.
It took them 58 years to qualify for a major worldwide tournament but now as they are there, Wales national football team have taken the world by storm.
"I'll be kicking every ball and shouting, right in the mix of it".
"It's quite simply the greatest night in Welsh football history, the best result in Welsh football history but more impressively, it was the best performance". The neutrals and the fans of those two players will enjoy it.
West Ham's James Collins is likely to replace Davies against Portugal, while Jonny Williams could come into midfield for Ramsey.
"I'm gutted for them both", Coleman said. We're not lying when we say these things.
Other Wales players talked about how emotional the dressing room was after the Belgium game, and manager Chris Coleman spoke of his sympathy for the suspended duo.
"It was a very special night for us", Ramsey added. That's another objective, so we'll think about that, about qualification, then there's a Euro in 2020.
"Everybody is ready to step in", said Ramsey.
The world's second-ranked side after Argentina, Belgium were tipped as the dark-horses at the Euro 2016 as their team boasts of several club stars.