Russia v Wales

Russia 0 - 3 Wales
20 Jun 2016 - 23:00Stadium de Toulouse - Toulouse

Russia v Wales Line-ups


Official line-ups not yet available

Official squad list

Russia

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Igor Akinfeev 30 CSKA Moskva
12 Yuri Lodygin 26 Zenit
16 Guilherme 30 Lokomotiv Moskva

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Roman Shishkin 29 Lokomotiv Moskva
3 Igor Smolnikov 27 Zenit
4 Sergei Ignashevich 36 CSKA Moskva
5 Roman Neustädter 28 Schalke
6 Aleksei Berezutski 33 CSKA Moskva
14 Vasili Berezutski 33 CSKA Moskva
21 Georgi Schennikov 25 CSKA Moskva
23 Dmitri Kombarov 29 Spartak Moskva

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
7 Artur Yusupov 26 Zenit
8 Denis Glushakov 29 Spartak Moskva
11 Pavel Mamaev 27 Krasnodar
13 Aleksandr Golovin 20 CSKA Moskva
15 Roman Shirokov 34 CSKA Moskva
17 Oleg Shatov 25 Zenit
18 Oleg Ivanov 29 Terek
19 Aleksandr Samedov 31 Lokomotiv Moskva
20 Dmitri Torbinski 32 Krasnodar

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
9 Aleksandr Kokorin 25 Zenit
10 Fedor Smolov 26 Krasnodar
22 Artem Dzyuba 27 Zenit

Wales

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

Russia and Wales will each hope to end their UEFA EURO 2016 Group B campaign on a winning note when they meet in Toulouse in the final round of matches – although it is the Russians who have held the upper hand in the fixture over the years.

Previous meetings
• Georgi Yartsev’s Russia qualified for UEFA EURO 2004 after overcoming Mark Hughes’ Wales 1-0 on aggregate in a play-off. The only goal came from Vadim Evseev at the Millennium Stadium in the second leg. Defender Sergei Ignashevich played all 180 minutes, with Aleksandr Kerzhakov an unused substitute in both games and Igor Akinfeev on the bench in Cardiff.

• Russia also got the better of Wales in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, prevailing 2-1 in Moscow and 3-1 in Cardiff, where Ignashevich was among the scorers. It proved in vain, however, as Guus Hiddink’s side lost in the play-offs to Slovenia.

• The teams at the Lokomotiv Stadium on 10 September 2008 – when Gareth Bale had a penalty saved by Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev with the score at 0-0 – were:
Russia: Akinfeev, Anyukov, Kolodin, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zyryanov, Torbinskiy (Saenko 59), Semshov, Semak (Pogrebnyak 74), Arshavin, Pavlyuchenko (Bystrov 90).
Wales: Hennessey, Gunter, Morgan, Williams, Bale, Davies, Fletcher, Robinson (Ricketts 46), Edwards (S Evans 77), Ledley, Vokes (C Evans 62).

• The lineups at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on 9 September 2009 were:
Wales: Hennessey, Williams, J Collins, Gabbidon (Vokes 74), Gunter, Ricketts, Stock, Edwards, Ledley, Ramsey, Bellamy.   
Russia: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, V Berezutski, Anyukov, Yanbaev, Zyryanov, Semshov (Pavlyuchenko 70), Semak, Arshavin, Bystrov, Kerzhakov (Rebko 84).

 

Russia: Top five goals in qualifying

• Wales’ only win in five games against the USSR came in a 1966 World Cup qualifier, Ivor Allchurch scoring the late clincher in Cardiff (2-1).

EURO facts – Russia
• This is Russia’s fourth successive EURO final tournament and fifth in six as an independent nation. They have featured in seven of the last eight EUROs, including this edition, appearing as the Soviet Union in 1988 and the Commonwealth of Independent States four years later, before their debut as Russia in 1996. 

• The Soviet Union won the first UEFA European Championship in 1960 and finished as runners-up in 1964, 1972 and 1988. Russia’s best performance since independence came in 2008, when they reached the semi-finals.

EURO facts – Wales
• Wales have never before reached a UEFA European Championship final tournament. Their previous best performance came in 1976, when they lost to Yugoslavia 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals, losing the first leg 2-0 in Zagreb before a 1-1 draw in Cardiff.

 

Wales’ EURO star: Gareth Bale

• Bale scored seven of Wales’ 11 goals in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016, providing two assists – meaning he scored or set up 82% of his side’s goals.

Coach and player links
• Joe Allen scored in Liverpool’s 3-1 second-leg win against Zenit in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League round of 32, although it was the Russian side who went through on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw. Igor Denisov played in both legs for Zenit.

• Allen was a late substitute in Liverpool’s 1-0 home victory against Anji in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage. Oleg Shatov and Fedor Smolov were in the Anji team.