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UEFA EURO: Russia - Wales Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

RussiaStadium de Toulouse - ToulouseMonday 20 June 2016 - 21.00CETGroup B - Matchday 3#RUSWALWales
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Wales - Russia1-3
CardiffCollins 53; Semshov 36, Ignashevich 71, Pavlyuchenko 90+1
10/09/2008QR (GS)Russia - Wales2-1
MoscowPavlyuchenko 22 (P), Pogrebnyak 81; Ledley 67
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/11/2003POWales - Russia0-1
agg: 0-1
CardiffEvseev 21
15/11/2003PORussia - Wales0-0Moscow
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/11/1981QR (GS)USSR - Wales3-0
TbilisiDarasselia 13, Blokhin 18, Gavrilov 64
30/05/1981QR (GS)Wales - USSR0-0Wrexham
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/10/1965QR (GS)Wales - USSR2-1
CardiffVernon 20, Allchurch 77; Banishevski 17
30/05/1965QR (GS)USSR - Wales2-1
MoscowIvanov 39, G. Williams 48 (og); R. Davies 69
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

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.

• 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.



Squad list Only this chapter

Russia - Squad list
Current season
1Igor Akinfeev08/04/198630CSKA Moskva - 10020
12Yuri Lodygin26/05/199026Zenit - 2000
16Guilherme12/12/198530Lokomotiv Moskva - 0000
2Roman Shishkin27/01/198729Lokomotiv Moskva - 0000
3Igor Smolnikov08/08/198827Zenit - 7020
4Sergei Ignashevich14/07/197936CSKA Moskva - 9120
5Roman Neustädter18/02/198828Schalke - 0020
6Aleksei Berezutski20/06/198233CSKA Moskva - 3000
14Vasili Berezutski20/06/198233CSKA Moskva - 8021
21Georgi Schennikov27/04/199125CSKA Moskva*1020
23Dmitri Kombarov22/01/198729Spartak Moskva - 8100
7Artur Yusupov01/09/198926Zenit - 0000
8Denis Glushakov27/01/198729Spartak Moskva - 7021
11Pavel Mamaev17/09/198827Krasnodar - 3020
13Aleksandr Golovin30/05/199620CSKA Moskva - 0020
15Roman Shirokov06/07/198134CSKA Moskva - 7020
17Oleg Shatov29/07/199025Zenit - 8020
18Oleg Ivanov04/08/198629Terek - 1000
19Aleksandr Samedov19/07/198431Lokomotiv Moskva - 2000
20Dmitri Torbinski28/04/198432Krasnodar - 1000
9Aleksandr Kokorin19/03/199125Zenit - 9320
10Fedor Smolov09/02/199026Krasnodar - 3120
22Artem Dzyuba22/08/198827Zenit - 8820
-Leonid Slutski04/05/197145 - 4020
Wales - Squad list
Current season
1Wayne Hennessey24/01/198729Crystal Palace - 10010
12Owain Fôn Williams17/03/198729Inverness - 0000
21Danny Ward22/06/199322Liverpool - 0010
2Chris Gunter21/07/198926Reading - 10020
3Neil Taylor07/02/198927Swansea - 9020
4Ben Davies24/04/199323Tottenham*7020
5James Chester23/01/198927West Brom - 6020
6Ashley Williams23/08/198431Swansea - 10020
15Jazz Richards12/04/199125Fulham - 4010
19James Collins23/08/198332West Ham - 1000
7Joe Allen14/03/199026Liverpool - 5020
8Andy King29/10/198827Leicester - 6000
10Aaron Ramsey26/12/199025Arsenal - 8220
14David Edwards03/02/198630Wolves - 5020
16Joe Ledley23/01/198729Crystal Palace - 7020
20Jonathan Williams09/10/199322Crystal Palace - 2020
22David Vaughan18/02/198333Nottm Forest - 2000
9Hal Robson-Kanu21/05/198927Reading - 9121
11Gareth Bale16/07/198926Real Madrid - 10722
13George Williams07/09/199520Fulham - 4000
17David Cotterill04/12/198728Birmingham - 2100
18Sam Vokes21/10/198926Burnley - 6000
23Simon Church10/12/198827MK Dons - 7000
-Chris Coleman10/06/197046 - 10020

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Head coach Only this chapter

Leonid Slutski

Date of birth: 4 May 1971
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: FC Zvezda Gorodische
Coaching career: FC Olimpia Volgograd, FC Uralan Elista, FC Moskva, PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara, PFC CSKA Moskva, Russia

• Started playing career as a goalkeeper with Volgograd regional team Zvezda Gorodishche, but suffered a severe injury after falling from a tree and was forced to hang up his gloves after just 13 matches.

• Began coaching career in youth football at Olimpia Volgograd. From 2002 to 2004 he worked at Uralan Elista where he was promoted to head coach following relegation from top flight. Took the reins at Moskva reserves in 2004 and replaced Valeri Petrakov as the club's head coach the following summer.

• Under Slutski, Moskva finished fifth in 2005 and sixth in 2006 before attaining a record-high fourth position in 2007. After a spell at Krylya Sovetov, guiding them into Europe, he took over at CSKA in October 2009, replacing Juande Ramos. That December he led CSKA to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages for the first time before quarter-final elimination by FC Internazionale Milano.

• Lifted first trophy in May 2011 with CSKA's Russian Cup triumph and went on to further success. CSKA returned to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds in 2011/12, losing in the last 16 to Real Madrid CF, but 2012/13 brought their first league title since 2006 and a shoot-out defeat of FC Anji Makhachkala on penalties in the Russian Cup final.

• Began the next season with another trophy as CSKA lifted the Russian Super Cup and ended it with a second straight league title. In August 2015, he agreed to take charge of the Russia team until the end of UEFA EURO 2016, alongside his CSKA role, following the departure of Fabio Capello. Russia won all four of their remaining games, qualifying for France as Group G runners-up. 



Chris Coleman

Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Manchester City FC, Swansea City AFC, Crystal Palace FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Fulham FC
Coaching career: Fulham FC, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Coventry City FC, Larissa FC, Wales

• A solid defender, Coleman came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but started his career in earnest with home-town team Swansea, where he won Welsh Cups in 1989 and 1991.

• Picked up the first of 32 caps for Wales while at Crystal Palace, where he occasionally served as a makeshift striker, before joining then reigning English champions Blackburn in 1995 for an injury-ravaged two-year stay.

• A broken leg sustained in a car crash in 2001 when Coleman was playing for Fulham effectively ended his playing days, but he was brought on to the club's coaching staff, taking the top job after a successful stint as caretaker in 2003.

• After leaving Fulham in 2007, Coleman headed abroad to manage first Real Sociedad and then Larissa either side of a spell at Coventry.

• Hired as Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of former team-mate Gary Speed, Coleman signed a two-year extension in November 2013, and was rewarded by guiding the side to UEFA EURO 2016 – their first major tournament since 1958.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeJonas Eriksson (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesMathias Klasenius (SWE) , Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
  • Additional assistant refereesStefan Johannesson (SWE) , Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Orsato (ITA)
  • Reserve officialMauro Tonolini (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateAleš Zavrl (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerJaap Uilenberg (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Jonas Eriksson28/03/197411106

Jonas Eriksson

Referee since: 1988
First division: 2000
FIFA badge: 2002

Tournaments: 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2003 UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup, 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2016 UEFA Europa League final

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
06/07/2002UICR2PFC Krylya Sovetov SamaraFC Dinaburg3-0Samara
17/07/2004UICR3FC Shinnik YaroslavlUD Leiria1-4Yaroslavl
19/10/2005UELGSFC Lokomotiv MoskvaRCD Espanyol0-1Moscow
10/12/2008UCLGSReal Madrid CFFC Zenit3-0Madrid
05/08/2009UCL3QRFC Dinamo MoskvaCeltic FC0-2Moscow
18/03/2010UELR16VfL WolfsburgFC Rubin2-1Wolfsburg
07/12/2010UCLGSFC BarcelonaFC Rubin2-0Barcelona
17/03/2011UELR16FC ZenitFC Twente2-0St Petersburg
15/02/2012UCLR16FC ZenitSL Benfica3-2St Petersburg
21/02/2013UELR32Hannover 96FC Anji1-1Hanover

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2016 will be Germany's 12th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 12th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the tenth tournament for Spain.

• Six teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including England this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000) and Spain and Germany (2012).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2012 Spain's Chelsea FC pair Fernando Torres and Juan Mata joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with FC Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid CF's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea FC, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid CF and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburger SV and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 78 days in Hungary's 1-1 draw with Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Netherlands' Jetro Willems is the youngest player to have featured; he was 18 years 71 days in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark at the 2012 finals.

• Ten players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gianluigi Buffon.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years and 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years and 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Miloševic (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

Oldest player
40yrs 78days: Gábor Király (Iceland 1-1 Hungary, 18/06/16)
39yrs 91days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)
35yrs 62 days: Christian Panucci (Italy 1-1 Romania, 13/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

56: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
49: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
48: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
48: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)
45: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
43: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
43: Vitālijs Astafjevs (Latvia)
42: Peter Jehle (Liechtenstein)
42: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
42: John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
41: Vedran Ćorluka (Croatia)
41: Gábor Király (Hungary)
41: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic)

Final tournament
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
15: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Cesc Fàbgregas (Spain)
14: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)
14: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)

Final tournament
11: West Germany/Germany
10: Soviet Union/Russia
9: Spain; Netherlands
8: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in four finals tournaments
Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Lilian Thuram (France, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

26: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
19: Wayne Rooney (England)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2016)
    England 1-1 Russia
    1-0 Dier 73, 1-1 V. Berezutski 90+2
    Akinfeev, Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Neustädter (80 Glushakov), Kokorin, Smolov (85 Mamaev), Golovin (77 Shirokov), V. Berezutski, Shatov, Schennikov, Dzyuba
  • Matchday 2 (15/06/2016)
    Russia 1-2 Slovakia
    0-1 Weiss 32, 0-2 Hamšík 45, 1-2 Glushakov 80
    Akinfeev, Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Neustädter (46 Glushakov), Kokorin (75 Shirokov), Smolov, Golovin (46 Mamaev), V. Berezutski, Shatov, Schennikov, Dzyuba
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2016)
  • European Qualifiers
    Group G - Group Standings
    Russia 4-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 M. Büchel 4 (og) , 2-0 Burgmeier 50 (og) , 3-0 D. Kombarov 54 (P) , 4-0 Dzyuba 65
    Akinfeev (72 Lodygin), Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, Dzagoev (64 Ozdoev), Kerzhakov (46 Dzyuba), V. Berezutski, Cheryshev, Samedov, D. Kombarov
  • (09/10/2014)
    Sweden 1-1 Russia
    0-1 Kokorin 10, 1-1 Toivonen 49
    Akinfeev, Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, V. Berezutski, Shatov, Samedov (73 Grigoryev), Fayzulin (87 Dzagoev), Dzyuba, D. Kombarov (88 Granat)
  • (12/10/2014)
    Russia 1-1 Moldova
    1-0 Dzyuba 73 (P) , 1-1 A. Epureanu 74
    Akinfeev, Parshivlyuk, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Dzagoev, Kerzhakov (46 Ozdoev), Granat, V. Berezutski, Cheryshev (62 Poloz), Ionov (75 Schennikov), Dzyuba
  • (15/11/2014)
    Austria 1-0 Russia
    1-0 Okotie 73
    Akinfeev, Parshivlyuk, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, V. Berezutski, Shirokov, Shatov (81 Dzagoev), Cheryshev (56 Ionov), Fayzulin (75 Dzyuba), D. Kombarov
  • (27/03/2015)
    Montenegro 0-3 Russia (Match forfeited)
    Akinfeev (2 Lodygin), Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Denisov, Kokorin, Dzagoev (46 Torbinski), V. Berezutski, Shirokov, Shatov, Zhirkov, D. Kombarov
  • (14/06/2015)
    Russia 0-1 Austria
    0-1 Janko 33
    Akinfeev, Novoseltsev, Smolnikov, Glushakov, Kokorin, V. Berezutski (12 Chernov), Shirokov, Shatov, Zhirkov, Ivanov (46 Al. Miranchuk), D. Kombarov (71 Kerzhakov)
  • (05/09/2015)
    Russia 1-0 Sweden
    1-0 Dzyuba 38
    Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Denisov, Kokorin, Dzagoev, V. Berezutski, Shirokov (83 A. Berezutski), Shatov, Zhirkov (71 Kuzmin), Smolnikov, Dzyuba (79 Ionov)
  • (08/09/2015)
    Liechtenstein 0-7 Russia
    0-1 Dzyuba 21, 0-2 Kokorin 40 (P) , 0-3 Dzyuba 45, 0-4 Dzyuba 73, 0-5 Smolov 77, 0-6 Dzagoev 85, 0-7 Dzyuba 90
    Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Denisov (46 Glushakov), Kokorin, Dzagoev, V. Berezutski, Shirokov (75 Smolov), Shatov (65 Mamaev), Smolnikov, Dzyuba, D. Kombarov
  • (09/10/2015)
    Moldova 1-2 Russia
    0-1 Ignashevich 58, 0-2 Dzyuba 78, 1-2 Cebotaru 85
    Akinfeev, Smolnikov (27 Kuzmin), Ignashevich, Mamaev, A. Berezutski, Denisov, Kokorin, Shirokov (76 Glushakov), Shatov, Dzyuba (88 Smolov), D. Kombarov
  • (12/10/2015)
    Russia 2-0 Montenegro
    1-0 Kuzmin 33, 2-0 Kokorin 37 (P)
    Akinfeev, Kuzmin, Ignashevich, A. Berezutski, Denisov, Kokorin, Dzagoev (86 Cheryshev), Shirokov, Shatov (69 Mamaev), Dzyuba (84 Smolov), D. Kombarov


  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2016)
    Wales 2-1 Slovakia
    1-0 Bale 10, 1-1 Duda 61, 2-1 Robson-Kanu 81
    Ward, Gunter, N. Taylor, Davies, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Ramsey (88 Richards), Bale, Edwards (69 Ledley), J. Williams (71 Robson-Kanu)
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2016)
    England 2-1 Wales
    0-1 Bale 42, 1-1 Vardy 56, 2-1 Sturridge 90+2
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Davies, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Robson-Kanu (72 J. Williams), Ramsey, Bale, Ledley (67 Edwards)
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2016)
  • European Qualifiers
    Group B - Group Standings
    Bosnia and Herzegovina10523171217
    Andorra 1-2 Wales
    1-0 Ildefons Lima 6 (P) , 1-1 Bale 22, 1-2 Bale 81
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Chester, Davies, A. Williams, Allen, King (77 G. Williams), Church (62 Ledley), Ramsey (94 Huws), Bale
  • (10/10/2014)
    Wales 0-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Chester, Davies, A. Williams, King, Church (65 Robson-Kanu), Bale, Ledley, J. Williams (83 G. Williams)
  • (13/10/2014)
    Wales 2-1 Cyprus
    1-0 Cotterill 13, 2-0 Robson-Kanu 23, 2-1 Laban 36
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Chester, A. Williams, King, Church (6 Cotterill), Robson-Kanu (84 J. Taylor), Bale, Ledley, G. Williams (58 Edwards)
  • (16/11/2014)
    Belgium 0-0 Wales
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Cotterill (46 G. Williams), Robson-Kanu (95 Huws), Ramsey, Bale, Ledley
  • (28/03/2015)
    Israel 0-3 Wales
    0-1 Ramsey 45+1, 0-2 Bale 50, 0-3 Bale 77
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Davies, A. Williams, Allen, Robson-Kanu (68 Vokes), Ramsey (85 MacDonald), Bale, Ledley (47 Vaughan), Collins
  • (12/06/2015)
    Wales 1-0 Belgium
    1-0 Bale 25
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Richards, Chester, A. Williams, Allen, Robson-Kanu (93 King), Ramsey, Bale (87 Vokes), Ledley
  • (03/09/2015)
    Cyprus 0-1 Wales
    0-1 Bale 82
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Richards, A. Williams, Edwards, King, Robson-Kanu (68 Vokes), Ramsey (93 MacDonald), Bale (90 Church), Davies
  • (06/09/2015)
    Wales 0-0 Israel
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Richards, A. Williams, Edwards, King (86 Vokes), Robson-Kanu (79 Church), Ramsey, Bale, Davies
  • (10/10/2015)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Wales
    1-0 Djurić 71, 2-0 Ibišević 90
    Hennessey, Gunter, N. Taylor, Richards, Davies, A. Williams, Allen (85 Edwards), Robson-Kanu (84 Church), Ramsey, Bale, Ledley (75 Vokes)
  • (13/10/2015)
    Wales 2-0 Andorra
    1-0 Ramsey 50, 2-0 Bale 86
    Hennessey, Gunter, Davies, A. Williams, Robson-Kanu (23 Edwards), Ramsey, Bale, J. Williams (86 Church), Vokes, Chester, Vaughan

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Russia

2012 – group stage
2008 – semi-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – group stage (as Commonwealth of Independent States)
1988 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1984 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1980 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1976 – quarter-finals (as Soviet Union)
1972 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1968 – fourth place (as Soviet Union)
1964 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1960 – winners (as Soviet Union)

Final tournament win
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union, 06/07/60

Final tournament defeat
Spain v Russia, 10/06/08
four times, most recently Russia v Spain, 26/06/08

Qualifying win
Liechtenstein v Russia, 08/09/15
0-7: San Marino v Russia, 07/06/95

Qualifying defeat
England v Russia, 12/09/07
3-0: Republic of Ireland v Soviet Union, 30/10/74

Final tournament appearances
Aleksandr Anyukov
9: Sergei Ignashevich
8: Roman Pavlyuchenko
Yuri Zhirkov
7: Igor Akinfeev
7: Konstantin Zyryanov

Final tournament goals
Roman Pavlyuchenko
3: Alan Dzagoev
Valentin Ivanov
Viktor Ponedelnik
Andrey Arshavin

Overall appearances
Sergei Ignashevich
34: Viktor Onopko
33: Vasili Berezutski
28: Aleksandr Anyukov
Andrey Arshavin
28: Aleksandr Kerzhakov
28: Yuri Zhirkov
Igor Akinfeev
24: Aleksei Berezutski
23: Konstantin Zyryanov

Overall goals
10: Roman Pavlyuchenko
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
8: Alan Dzagoev
8: Valeri Karpin
8: Vladimir Beschastnykh
8: Artem Dzyuba



UEFA European Championship records: Wales

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
2-1: Wales v Slovakia, 11/06/16

Final tournament loss
England v Wales, 16/06/16

Qualifying win
7-0: Wales v Malta, 25/10/78

Qualifying loss
5-0: Georgia v Wales, 16/11/94

Final tournament appearances
12 players

Final tournament goals
2: Gareth Bale
1: Hal Robson-Kanu

Overall appearances
28: Gary Speed
27: Gareth Bale
25: Neville Southall
25: Joe Ledley
24: Wayne Hennessey
24: Craig Bellamy
24: Ryan Giggs
23: Ian Rush

Overall goals
14: Gareth Bale
Ian Rush
5: Craig Bellamy
5: Simon Davies
5: Dean Saunders
5: John Toshack




:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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