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Wales take on Northern Ireland in the round of 16 clash of the Euro 2016 at Parc des Princes, Paris on Saturday, 25 June.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5pm BST. BBC One and BBC One HD will provide live coverage in the United Kingdom. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BCC Radio 5 Live.


The clash would have been between England and Northern Ireland if the Three Lions had managed to beat Slovakia in their final Group B fixture of the tournament. A disappointing goalless draw allowed Wales to clinch the top spot after their comfortable victory over Russia.

Northern Ireland finished third in Group C and they were one of the four best third-placed teams in the Euro 2016. They managed only one win against Ukraine and that has allowed them to progress to the last 16 of the tournament.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been the star performer for Wales. The former Tottenham Hotspur star already has three goals to his name and has scored in all three fixtures so far. He will be looking to extend his run when Chris Coleman's side take on Northern Ireland.

Gareth Bale now has three goals
Gareth Bale now has three goals in France this summer Getty Images

A victory for either side will assure them a place in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016 in France. Wales are the favourites to win the clash and make it to the next round of the tournament.


  • Wales to win

What managers say

Chris Coleman (Wales): "We can learn from the game against England, being a British derby. It will be a great game, good teams who have done well, very well to get as far as they have and it will be whoever gets it right on the day. Northern Ireland are physical. They get the ball forward quicker. That's where their strength is. They are superbly organised and defensively so difficult to break down. They are excellent from set plays."

Michael O'Neill (Northern Ireland): "We will be heading back to the Parc des Princes which as we know from Tuesday night is a brilliant stadium. We will benefit from the familiarity of having been there already, of having done the journey and of having played on the pitch. The results tonight put us in what is arguably the more favourable side of the draw, so we are pleased about that. We are in no doubt that it is going to be a tough game against Wales but we will go into the match believing that we can win and that we can progress."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Wales to win: 1
  • Draw: 2
  • Northern Ireland to win: 4

Team News


Possible XI: Hennessey; Chester, Williams, Davies; Gunter, Ledley, Allen, Taylor; Ramsey, Voakes, Bale

Northern Ireland

Possible XI: McGovern; J.Evans, Cathcart, McAuley, Hughes; Dallas, Norwood, Davis, C.Evans, Ward; Washington.