The draw has been made for the group stage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship.
Predicted finish: 1. England, 2. Wales, 3. Russia, 4. Slovakia
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England (SPI odds to win group: 53.4 percent)
They won all of their qualifying matches, yet the English football nation is still unconvinced by its team, especially after a disastrous 2014 World Cup. Manager Roy Hodgson will have a young squad -- much changed from two years ago -- to...
Roy Hodgson is confident of England's Euro 2016 chances after being drawn in Group B against Wales, Russia and Slovakia, but respects the "top-class" ability of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey for Chris Coleman's Dragons.
Wales are competing in only their second major finals, after qualifying for the 1958 World Cup. Bale's team will meet neighbours England in the second match of Group B, which takes place in Lens on Thursday, June 16.
Hodgson says Coleman's men must be respected -- especially Real...
England and Wales have been drawn together in the same group at Euro 2016, while Belgium and Italy will also meet in France next summer.
Wales are competing in only their second major finals, after qualifying for the 1958 World Cup. Gareth Bale's team will meet neighbours England in the second match of Group B, which takes place in Lens on Thursday, June 16. Russia and debutants Slovakia complete the group.
Belgium, currently world No. 1 in the FIFA Ranking, will take on Italy -- who lost to...
Hosts France will be joined by holders Spain plus Germany, England, Portugal and Belgium as the six seeded nations at Euro 2016. France will automatically be drawn into position A1, playing their games in Paris, Marseille and Lille, with the other seeds placed into position 1 of groups B through to F.
The nations in pots 2 to 4 will be randomly drawn into a position in each group to create the fixture programme for the group stage of the finals. The draw ceremony begins at 5 p.m. GMT on Saturday,...