Wales Euro 2020 team guide – Fixtures, key players, predictions

Check out our full Wales team guide ahead of Euro 2020, including details about the manager, squad, best players, predictions and more.

Wales Euro 2020 team guide

Wales started their Euro 2020 fixtures in solid fashion with a draw against Switzerland but will be hoping for a win to push themselves into the knockout rounds of the tournament.

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The Welsh were led by Kieffer Moore in the target man position against Switzerland and the tactical call by boss Rob Page paid dividends as his main striker scored a crucial equaliser.

Expectations going into the tournament were higher than usual following Wales’ magical jaunt to the semi-finals in the 2016 competition, but fans will appreciate that feat is a tricky one to emulate.

Wales were one of the unluckiest teams in the draw when two of their Euro 2020 fixtures were confirmed as being played out in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Page’s men face their first two matches against Switzerland and Turkey in the Azerbaijani capital before flying 2,000 miles to Rome for a clash with Italy to wrap up Group A.

RadioTimes.com brings you the full Wales team guide for Euro 2020 including fixtures, the squad, key players and more.

When are Wales playing next?

Wales’s second fixture at Euro 2020 will see them face Turkey in a clash on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

The match kicks off at 5pm (UK time) and will be shown live on BBC One and S4C, and online via the iPlayer.

The Olympic Stadium in Baku will host the game, with neither side gaining a home advantage. Around 34,000 fans will be able to attend the game.

Wales Euro 2020 Gareth Bale
Wales forward Gareth Bale will likely get on the scoresheet during the Euros (GETTY)

Wales Euro 2020 fixtures

Wednesday 16th June

Game 2 – Group A: Turkey v Wales (5pm)

Sunday 20th June

Game 3 – Group A: Italy v Wales (5pm)

Check out when and where every game is available to watch with our Euro 2020 on TV guide.

Wales Euro 2020 results

Saturday 12th June

Game 1 – Group A: Wales 1-1 Switzerland (2pm)

Wales secured a draw against solid opponents in an encounter that most fans will be fairly pleased with.

A defeat may have been fatal to Wales’ chances of knockout football, but Kieffer Moore’s headed equaliser came as a great relief following Breel Embolo’s initial strike for the Swiss.

Wales squad

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)

Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham), Joe Rodon (Tottenham), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ben Cabango (Swansea City), Tom Lockyer (Luton Town)

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), Joe Morrell (Luton Town), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Jonny Williams (Cardiff City), Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Harry Wilson (Liverpool)

Forwards: Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United), Daniel James (Manchester United)

Wales manager

Rob Page

Page was assistant manager to Ryan Giggs before taking over as caretaker manager last autumn. He has overseen four competitive matches since, winning three of them. That includes the recent 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifying that saw Wales dig in to earn a spirited three points.

Page plays three at the back with wingers who can fall back when required and push forward with pace. Bale and Daniel James are his two playmakers, sitting either side of a central striker. A clinical Wales proved capable of stunning opposition defences five years ago and they will need to be just as deadly in front of goal this summer.

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Interim boss Rob Page has his Wales side set up to attack at speed (GETTY)

Wales key player

Gareth Bale

His powers may have waned at club level but 31-year-old Gareth Bale is still the best player in this Wales squad. The forward is central to Wales’ bombastic offensive play and can be relied upon to pick out a cross to the likes of James and Harry Wilson.

The captain spent last season on loan at Tottenham but is likely to return to Real Madrid once the Euros is over. His contract in Spain lasts until 2022 but the new boss will likely give him a shot at salvaging his Bernabeu career.

Wales predictions

No one predicted Wales would reach the semi-finals at Euro 2016, especially after their 2-1 loss to England in the group stage. But the beauty of this competition is a team can suffer defeat and still progress far.

Wales will hope to make Baku their home for the two crucial games against Switzerland and Turkey. They last played the Swiss 10 years ago and have never faced Turkey in international competition.

Escaping Group A as runners-up to Italy would be deemed success for Page. It would also see them face the runners-up of Group B in the last-16 – likely to be Denmark. The Danes may prove a step too far for Wales but you can never write this team off!

Prediction: Last-16 exit

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