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Wales and England Proved to be Fortunate to Cross the Knockout Platform of Euro 2016

Wales fearlessly defeated Russia for 3-0 to reach the uppermost position in the group for first time in the European Championship, whereas England reached second after making a draw of 0-0 with Slovakia. So the results after Group B final games say that both Wales and England successfully get over the knockout phases of Euro 2016.

The game for England started with Eric Dier while after the second half he is joined by Harry Kane and Dele Alli. Then these three lions together attacked Slovakia ferociously in Saint Etienne but the game ended without scoring any goal. As Wales was lagging behind England; therefore this goalless match between England-Slovakia opened up a new hop for them. This means that Wales got the achievement as a group winner after comprehensively beating Russia for 3-0 in Toulouse and thus gather a total of six points from the last three matches. Now Roy Hodgson’s team all set to appear against the second position finisher next Monday for Group F.

England is now at second place with a total of five points and also fortunate to place their team among the last 16 series. But they could achieve better position if they were able to defeat Slovakia. According to Spurs, Eric has shown a sequence of well-planned passes in the forward direction and also made some long-effort shots but all got blocked. Dele also tried angled effort on the line after coming in the field at one hour mark. At 76 minutes time Harry came on behalf of Daniel Sturridge also tried to make tough tiresome header loop target for twice but everything went in vain and the evening proved to be frustrating for England team. Even England team manager Roy Hodgson was blamed for doing six alterations among the players that includes inactive captain of the team, Wayne Rooney. England also have possessed good players like Kyle Walker and Danny Rose in their team for the match against Slovakia, now is on the mode to travel to Nice in order to face the challenge of the runners-up teams of Group F which could be either Portugal, Austria, Hungary or Iceland. It is the fourth time that England proceeded through knockout steps in European Championship after 1996, 2004 and 2012.

Now for the Wales team, the two goals in the first half were made by Neil Taylor and Aaron Ramsey and third one was done by real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale just after half time of the match. After reaching as Group B winner, third goal scorer for Wales, Bales said the media that their team just doesn’t want to make the numbers up. It’s nice that they are winner and are looking forward for next game.

Wales is going to play their next game either with Group D (any one from Turkey, Czech Republic or Croatia), Group C (any one from Northern Ireland, Germany or Poland), or Group A (may be Albania). This totally depends upon the combination among the four groups that has occupied the third position and can also be explained by Uefa’s determining formula.

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