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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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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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