Will England continue his form like qualifying matches? – Euro 2016 has started from yesterday. The Latest News about England Team and Euro 2016 From the Group B England and Russia will be taking on each other today.
Will England continue his form like qualifying matches?
England will be taking on the lowest-ranked team in the group. In a bid to win Euro 2016, England won 10 out of 10 qualifying matches that included the big win against rival Switzerland with 2-0in the very first game. England conceded fewer goals after Romania with two, and only Poland outscored England’s 31, with 33.
England has experimented several players in its midfield: Jack Wilshere started at the base of a 4-4-2, Jonjo Shelvey came in later and now Eric Dier looks to be the first choice in a holding role.
Manager Roy Hodgson has indicated that the captain Wayne Rooney will be a mandatory pick, a lot will depend on the young Manchester United’s striker Marcus Rashford. England’s captain Wayne Rooney broke the all-time goal scoring record during the qualification games and now has 51 international goals to his name.
Russia is looking forward to bright future after the disastrous era of Fabio Capello. He left his position last July before his term ends. The fate of Russia changed after the appointment of the coach Leonid Slutsky. They secured second place in Group G after winning their final four qualifying games.
Though the beginning of the tournament was not well for Russia with no wins from any of their three preparatory matches. Russia has a bunch of fine players who could potentially thrive on the night and will make the things tough for England.
Russia’s strength has halved with the enforced withdrawals of key men Igor Denisovans Alan Dzagoev, the anchorman who ruled out of the tournament after his thigh injury, he is the heartbeat of this team and hard to find much more creative inspiration in this team.
- England will be appearing for the ninth times at the European Championships, the most by any country without ever winning the tournament.
- England was the only country to win all of their Euro 2016 qualifying matches.
- England has reached the European Championships semifinals two times.
- In their last two opportunities, England has lost on penalties in the quarterfinals against Portugal in 2004 and Italy in 2012.
- England is unbeaten in their last seven European Championship games (W4-D3). Excluding penalty shoot-outs (counted as a draw), since the defeat of 2-1 against France in their opening match of EURO 2004.
- England team has never won their opening match of a UEFA Euro Cup (D4-L4).
- England has won six matches out of 14 matches played against Soviet Union/CIS/Russia (D4-L4).
- England and the Soviet Union first met at 1958 World Cup in Sweden. The match ended with a draw 2-2 in the group stage.
- In 2008, England and Russia played their last match in qualifying for EURO.
- After losing their final qualifier 3-2 against Croatia, England failed to qualify for EURO 2008
- This is the first major tournament for Russian coach Leonid Slutsky after his appointed as a coach of Russia last July.
- 11 times Russia have qualified for European Championship finals. Only Germany, with 12, is ahead of him.
The Great Squad of England for EURO 2016
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart,Tom Heaton,Fraser Forster
Defenders:Nathaniel Clyne, Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, John Stones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling,Jack Wilshere, James Milner
Forwards: Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy
Goalkeepers: Guilherme, Yuri Lodygin,Igor Akinfeev,
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich,Alexei Berezutsky, VasilyBerezutsky, Roman Neustadter, Dmitry Kombarov,GeorgyShchennikov, Igor Smolnikov, Roman Shishkin
Midfielders:Denis Glushakov, Igor Denisov, Alexander Golovin, Pavel Mamaev, Alexander Samedov,Oleg Ivanov, Oleg Shatov, Dmitri Torbinski, Roman Shirokov
Forwards: Alexander Kokorin, ArtyomDzyuba, Fyodor Smolov