Broadcast: Euro 2016 Wales v Northern Ireland 19:00 25.06.2016

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 Euro 2016 Wales v Northern Ireland Broadcast

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Wales v Northern Ireland Line-ups


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Official squad list

Wales

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Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Wayne Hennessey 29 Crystal Palace
12 Owain Fôn Williams 29 Inverness
21 Danny Ward 22 Liverpool

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Chris Gunter 26 Reading
3 Neil Taylor 27 Swansea
4 Ben Davies 23 Tottenham
5 James Chester 27 West Brom
6 Ashley Williams 31 Swansea
15 Jazz Richards 25 Fulham
19 James Collins 32 West Ham

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
7 Joe Allen 26 Liverpool
8 Andy King 27 Leicester
10 Aaron Ramsey 25 Arsenal
14 David Edwards 30 Wolves
16 Joe Ledley 29 Crystal Palace
20 Jonathan Williams 22 Crystal Palace
22 David Vaughan Doubtful 33 Nottm Forest

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
9 Hal Robson-Kanu 27 Reading
11 Gareth Bale 26 Real Madrid
13 George Williams 20 Fulham
17 David Cotterill 28 Birmingham
18 Sam Vokes 26 Burnley
23 MK Dons 27 Simon Church

Northern Ireland

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Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Michael McGovern 31 Hamilton
12 Roy Carroll 38 Notts County
23 Alan Mannus 34 St Johnstone

Defenders

United
# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Conor McLaughlin 24 Fleetwood
4 Gareth McAuley 36 West Brom
5 Jonny Evans 28 West Brom
6 Chris Baird 34 Fulham
15 Luke McCullough 22 Doncaster
17 Paddy McNair 21 Man.
18 Aaron Hughes 36 Melbourne City
20 Craig Cathcart 27 Watford
22 Lee Hodson 24 MK Dons

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
3 Shane Ferguson 24 Millwall
8 Steven Davis 31 Southampton
13 Corry Evans 25 Blackburn
14 Stuart Dallas 25 Leeds
16 Oliver Norwood 25 Reading
19 Jamie Ward 30 Nottm Forest
21 Josh Magennis 25 Kilmarnock

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
7 Niall McGinn 28 Aberdeen
9 Will Grigg 24 Wigan
10 Kyle Lafferty Injured 28 Birmingham
11 Conor Washington 24 QPR
Wales will seek to maintain a positive run of results against Northern Ireland that stretches back 36 years as the sides meet in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16.

Previous meetings

Wales have had the better of the countries’ 95 encounters: W44 D24 L27. The Welsh are also unbeaten in the last eight of those matches (W4 D4), a run dating back to a 1-0 friendly win for Northern Ireland in 1980. The teams’ most recent tussle was a 1-1 friendly draw in Cardiff on 24 March, a late penalty from Simon Church cancelling out Craig Cathcart’s opener. Their only previous EURO meetings came in qualifying for the 1968 finals, where they drew 0-0 at Belfast’s Windsor Park before Wales edged the return fixture 2-0 in Cardiff.

EURO facts: Wales

Group B winners Wales are playing at their first UEFA European Championship. Their previous best performance came in 1976 when they went down 3-1 to Yugoslavia on aggregate in the quarter-finals, losing the first leg 2-0 in Zagreb before a 1-1 draw in Cardiff. This is Wales’s first outing at Parc des Princes, though older fans may remember the stadium as the one-time home of the French national rugby union side. Wales also made it through the group stage (following a 2-1 play-off victory over Hungary) in their only FIFA World Cup appearance in 1958; they fell 1-0 to eventual winners Brazil in the quarter-finals. Gareth Bale has scored in all three Wales games at UEFA EURO 2016; he also notched seven of their 11 goals in qualifying, providing two assists – meaning he scored or set up 82% of his team’s goals.

EURO facts: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland are featuring at their first EURO. They had not played at a major tournament since bowing out of the 1986 World Cup at the group stage. Northern Ireland’s greatest achievement was reaching the last eight of the 1958 World Cup (just like Wales) – they lost 4-0 to France in Norrkoping, Sweden. Northern Ireland are playing at Parc des Princes for the fourth time: they succumbed 1-0 to Germany at the venue in the group stage, having previously earned a 0-0 draw – and a 4-0 defeat – against France in friendly matches at the stadium. They have thus yet to score in three outings there.

Coach and player links

Chris Coleman

Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Manchester City FC, Swansea City AFC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Fulham FC

Coaching career: Fulham FC, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Coventry City FC, Larissa FC, Wales

A solid defender, Coleman came through the youth ranks at Manchester City. But started his career in earnest with home-town team Swansea, where he won Welsh Cups in 1989 and 1991.

Picked up the first of 32 caps for Wales while at Crystal Palace, where he occasionally served as a makeshift striker, before joining then reigning English champions Blackburn in 1995 for an injury-ravaged two-year stay.

A broken leg sustained in a car crash in 2001 when Coleman was playing for Fulham effectively ended his playing days, but he was brought on to the club’s coaching staff, taking the top job after a successful stint as caretaker in 2003.

After leaving Fulham in 2007, Coleman headed abroad to manage first Real Sociedad and then Larissa either side of a spell at Coventry.

Hired as Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of former team-mate Gary Speed, Coleman signed a two-year extension in November 2013, and was rewarded by guiding the side to UEFA EURO 2016 – their first major tournament since 1958.

 

Michael O’Neill

Date of birth: 5 July 1969
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Coleraine FC, Newcastle United FC, Dundee United FC, Hibernian FC, Coventry City FC, Aberdeen FC (loan), Reading FC (loan), Wigan Athletic FC, Saint Johnstone FC, Portland Timbers, Clydebank FC, Glentoran FC, Ayr United FC
Coaching career: Brechin City FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, Northern Ireland

A midfielder and forward during a 20-year playing career, O’Neill spent the bulk of his time in Scotland, most notably with Dundee United and Hibernian. Enjoyed late success when winning a Northern Irish league and League Cup double with Glentoran in 2002/03.

Made 31 appearances for his country, scoring four goals, two of which came in a memorable 5-3 victory against Austria during EURO ’96 qualifying.

Moved into coaching as assistant manager of Scottish club Cowdenbeath in 2005 before taking the reins at Brechin in March 2006. Was named coach of Shamrock Rovers in the Republic of Ireland in December 2008, guiding the Hoops to a second-place finish in his debut season before clinching their first title since 1994 in 2010.

Made history as Rovers became the first Irish side to qualify for the group stage of a European competition, beating FK Partizan in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League play-offs. Also led the Hoops to a second successive domestic championship in 2011.

Appointed coach of his country in December 2011 and helped Northern Ireland record several notable results in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, including a 1-1 draw in Portugal and a home win against Russia. Even better was to come as O’Neill steered his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, their first UEFA European Championship appearance.

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