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England take on Wales in their second game in Group B at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Thursday (16 June).

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Kick-off is at 2pm BST. Live TV coverage in the UK is available on BBC One. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live. Live TV coverage in India is available on Sony Six and Sony ESPN, with mobile and online coverage available on SonyLiv. Kick-off is at 6.30pm IST (Thursday).

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The clash between the two home sides has been the most anticipated one in Britain since the day of the draws. While the focus has been on England's prospects at an international tournament and Wales' historic achievement in making an international tournament for the first time in 58 years, the rivalry between the two has been brewing and it is likely to come to a head on Thursday in Lille.

Wales are currently top of Group B following their win over Slovakia in the first game, while England are second with one point following their 1-1 draw against Russia. English fans have been involved in a number of clashes since the tournament started, mainly with the Russians, whose team have been handed a 'suspended disqualification' owing to the violence at the Stade Velodrome during their match.

Fresh violence was again reported ahead of England's clash against Wales, when Russian fans launched an attack on fans of both sides. The players have ramped up their mind games, with Gareth Bale stating that none of Roy Hodgson's players are good enough to get into Wales' starting XI. Jack Wilshere responded that the dislike is mutual, which is likely to make for an exciting clash.

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Gareth Bale believes Wales have a stronger squad than their English counterparts Getty

The Three Lions will need a result against their arch rivals if they are to have any hopes of topping the group and getting a favourable draw in the round of 16, while a draw or a win for Wales should guarantee them a place in the next phase of the competition.

Hodgson will face a number of selection dilemmas after some under par performances in the first match. Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge will be hoping to get a game after being overlooked in the opening clash.


  • England to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • England to win: 11/20
  • Draw: 3
  • Wales to win: 13/2

What Manager's say

Roy Hodgson (England) [on fan violence]: As England manager, I'm obviously very concerned about the threat which is now hanging over us and the sanctions that could possibly be imposed on the England team.

"We worked very hard to get here and we really desperately want to stay in the competition and I'm appealing to all of our fans, we appreciate your support in matches of course, but I'm appealing for you to stay out of trouble and try and make certain these threats being issued are never carried out."

Chris Coleman (Wales): "We don't need to fear anybody. If we are ourselves it can be enough to get what we want. There's nothing to be afraid of. Sometimes you are afraid of the unknown, but we just have to go about our business."

Team News


Possible XI: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Alli, Dier, Rooney; Sterling, Kane, Lallana.


Possible XI: Ward; Gunter, Chester, A Williams, Davies, Taylor; Edwards, Allen, Ramsey, Williams; Bale.