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EURO Cup 2016 England Vs Wales Match Live Score

EURO Cup 2016 England Vs Wales Match Live Score

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EURO Cup 2016 England Vs Wales Match Live Score

About UEFA Euro 2016

The 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016, will be the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organized by UEFA.

ABig-talking Wales face off against England in this mouth-watering British derby which has been the talk of town for a while because of Gareth Bale’s constant jibes against the English.

England Vs Wales preview
A rivalry dating back 137 years will reach a new level of intensity in Lens on Thursday when England and Wales meet at a major tournament for the first time.

The fixture began in January 1879 and for exactly 100 years from 1884 was part of the now disbanded British Championship.

As the Welsh won their opening Group B game 2-1 against Slovakia before England conceded a last-minute goal in a 1-1 draw with Russia, they go into this encounter looking down on their neighbours, which has not often been the case.

Wales have won only 14 of more than 100 previous meetings — the last in 1984 — and lost all four European Championship qualifying matches, in 1966-67 and 2011.

Annual matches in rugby union, which the Welsh regard as their true national sport, fuel even greater passions based on complex socio-economic and cultural factors going back centuries to when the English invaded Wales and imposed their laws and language.

But those feelings will never have received greater outlet on a football pitch than in Thursday’s game.

Asked about the Welsh dislike of their neighbours, England midfielder Jack Wilshere was quoted in British media as saying, “We know that Wales don’t like us. Do we like them? Not really!”

If that seemed harsh on his friend and fellow Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, he was right in summing up what is likely to be the nature of the match.

“We know it is going to be a tough game and there are going to be tackles. We know a lot of the players — most of them play in the Premier League. It is going to be like a derby,” he said.

That will apply off the pitch too for a match being played in the second smallest of the tournament venues.

England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney have appealed to supporters to behave and Wales coach Chris Coleman is expected to follow suit at his pre-match news conference.

When England played their other neighbours Ireland (in 1988 and 1990) and Scotland (1996) at past European Championship or World Cup tournaments, the football was passionate but mostly lacking in quality.

MATCH SUMMARY

1.England have met neighbours Wales 103 times (W68 D21 L14)
2.The Three Lions have edged the last three meetings without conceding
3.Wales last beat their local rivals in May 1984

Thursday , 6:30 PM on June 16 IST
England Vs Wales
Coach quotes
Chris Coleman Wales coach
Trevor Bayliss England coach

UEFA EURO 2016
England Vs Wales

Match info
Kick-off time =16June Thursday, 9:30 pm IST
Temperature =14°C
Pitch Humidity = 87%
Wind = Wind: ESE 3 km/h
Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo
EURO 2016 capacity= 35000
Opened =January 1930

Referee
Felix Brych GER

Assistant referees

Mark Borsch GER
Stefan Lupp GER

Fourth official
Matej Jug SVN

Additional assistant referees

Bastian Dankert GER
Marco Fritz GER

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