The draw for the Euro 2016 group stages was made on Saturday and the England v Wales will be arguably the spiciest matchup in the tournament.
England were drawn in the same group as rookies Wales, plus Russia and Slovakia, so there will be an all-British encounter in the group stages, when the England v Wales game will be played. Both national team coaches, Roy Hodgson and Chris Coleman were pleased with the draw.
Since Russia have a history of struggling in big tournaments and Slovakia have yet to reach the level of the European elite, the Britons have all the chances to advance to the next stages. Especially since, as many experts of gambling facts might know, in a 24-team format the four best third placed teams also advance besides the six top twos.
France will kick off the tournament against Romania in the interesting group A, where Euro newcomers Albania and Switzerland are the other two teams. The England v Wales will be played in group B, while group C will stage another Germany v Poland game after the qualifiers. Poland will also meet Ukraine, co-hosts of the Euro 2012 tournament, as well as Euro newbies, Northern Ireland.
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Arguably the hottest section for sports scores news will be group D, where title-holders Spain, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia were drawn. Group E will be another attraction with Belgium, Italy, Ireland and Sweden. Maybe the weakest of the groups is group F, where Portugal, Euro rookies Iceland and old acquaintances Austria and Hungary were drawn.
The Euro 2016 draw:
Group A: France (hosts), Romania, Albania, Switzerland
Group B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia
Group C: Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland
Group D: Spain (holders), Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia
Group E: Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
Group F: Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary
After the round-robins, teams in the first two places and the four best third-placed teams qualify to the knockout stages of the tournament.