Group B

England were the only team to qualify with a 100% record, winning 10 from 10 with Wayne Rooney firing in seven consecutive games. They’ve won nine, lost nine and drawn nine at European Championship finals but never gone past the semi-finals. Jamie Vardy is sure to bang at least one in this time around. After exiting the group stage in Rio in 2014, Russia are making their sixth Euros competition appearance in their last seven. Their best performance? Runner up in 1988, but Artem Dzyuba grabbed eight goals in qualifying with Igor Akinfeev doing well in minding the nets.

It’s not just Gareth Bale for Wales, they’ve got some other decent players too. Ashley Williams, Joe Allen and the Real Slim Shady Aaron Ramsey can all cause damage as Wales make only their second ever appearance at a major tournament, their first since the World Cup of 1958. Slovakia are one of the outsiders but perhaps they shouldn’t be. They went on a nine game winning run after the World Cup including a sensational win over Spain in qualifying. The lapses of Martin Skrtel disappear when playing for his country and Marek Hamsik is one of the most dangerous midfielders in Europe.

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