MOTD: Euro 2016 Live

England v Wales

England v Wales

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Review

The presence of three out of four Home Nations, plus the Republic of Ireland, makes Euro 2016 a special tournament – here’s the first and possibly last match in which two of those teams meet. Expect a roaring atmosphere in Lens, if not many goals.

Following the death in 2011 of coach Gary Speed, the Welsh provided the most rousing story of qualification, and have a clearer game plan than their higher-ranked neighbours: solid defence, boundless team spirit, and the odd goal from double Champions League winner Gareth Bale, who is both wizard and workhorse and at his best in internationals. England are better man to man but have everything to lose.

Summary

England v Wales (Kick-off 2.00pm). Gary Lineker presents all the action from the eagerly anticipated Group B clash between the Home Nations, which takes place at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens. This fixture is arguably the most exciting game of the group stage on paper, and takes on extra significance following Wales' 2-1 victory over Slovakia last time out, and England's 1-1 draw with Russia. England have the edge in recent games between these nations having won the last four, during qualification for the 2006 World Cup and 2012 European Championship respectively. However, Chris Coleman's Wales team are certainly no longer considered minnows as they once were, with Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale their most potent threat and the likes of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Swansea City captain Ashley Williams also in their ranks. With commentary by Guy Mowbray, Martin Keown and Robbie Savage, and analysis by Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gary Lineker
Commentator Guy Mowbray
Commentator Martin Keown
Commentator Robbie Savage
Guest Rio Ferdinand
Guest Alan Shearer
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