Euro 2016: England v Russia all the build-up live


Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | June 11, 2016

19:55 Teamss are out on the pitch! And that is where we will wrap things up.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the build-up to England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia. Now sit back and watch the match. We’ll see you again soon!

19:51 Kick-off is now just moments away!

19:48 Crazy scenes there! Lovely to see football fans having a blast. I’s a shared religion.

19:42 Live on Periscope! It’s our own Simon Clare in the Paris fanpark near the Eiffel Tower:

19:40 How do they bet? Outright match odds for England’s Euro 2016 opener 20 minutes before kick-off:

19:35 Coming up on Periscope…

19:30 Are you ready? Just half an hour until kick-off, and this fella certainly is:

19:25 Stadium view… The Stade Velodrome in Marseille is magnifique:

19:20 Don’t go Mr preview… What do our football tipsters think are the best bets of England v Russia. Here’s their thoughts.

19:15 No damp optimism…

19:08 Shearer says… And as promised earlier, the second part of Coral football ambassador Alan Shearer’s thoughts on England v Russia:

19:01 Hurri-Kane price boost! We’ve been plugging Harry Kane to score and England to beat Russia throughout the day, it’s now an even tastier 5/2 price!

18:58 Bet of the day… An awesomely enhanced 11/4 price is available for England to beat Russia next and there to be over 2.5 goals in the game. You can stake up to €/£20 on this one!

18:52 FULL TIME! Wales win 2-1!

18:46 TEAM NEWS England XI is out, 4-3-3 from Hodgson:

18:43 Slovakia hit the woodwork! Adam Nemec hits the post with five minutes left. Big let-off for Wales.

18:38 GOAL ALERT! Robson-Kanu finishes a fine team move with Ramsey slipping him in.

18:30 CLOSE! Aaron Ramsey jumps just that bit too soon and his free header from Hal Robson-Kanu’s cross flies over!

18:27 Ledley coming on

18:17 GOAL ALERT! Ondrej Duda makes the perfect impact, just arriving off the bench to level for Slovakia!

18:08 Not long now…

17:56 Up our Periscope…

17:47 HALF-TIME Wales lead Slovakia through Bale’s free-kick. Here’s what you can see on periscope during the interval:

17:45 Fancy a flutter on England? That opening game at Euro 2016 for Roy Hodgson’s side is coming up at 20:00 BST.

17:40 Can Bale strike again?

17:33 OUCH! Martin Skrtel leaves himself in on Jonny Williams and somehow missed by the officials. Probably should be a penalty to Wales!

Our thoughts entirely, Jack:

17:23 Shearer says… Away from Wales, Coral’s football ambassador Alan Shearer speaks in first of two parts about England v Russia:

17:15 Stat attack:

17:10 GOAL ALERT! Bale free-kick from 30 yards fires home! Boom and Wales lead.

Not the best keeping by the Slovakian stopper…

17:04 CLOSE! Napoli skipper Marek Hamsik with a sumptuous run and only Ben Davies’ last-ditch block denies Slovakia what looked a certain goal!

17:00 KICK OFF! Wales v Slovakia underway in Bordeaux.

16:54 Teams on their way out! Gonna be a belting rendition of Land of Our Fathers in Bordeaux!

16:46 One-man band? There’s more than Bale to Wales:

16:38 Where are you watching Wales?

16:28 Woah… bad betty! If the fun stops, stop, but enjoy Ram Jam’s reworded classic with Coral, a member of the responsible betting partnership:

16:23 Don’t go Mr preview… What do Coral’s football tipsters think ahead of Wales v Slovakia? Read our preview.

16:17 Tactical satire…

As if Coleman’s leaked teamsheet stunt wasn’t cheeky enough!

16:14 TEAM NEWS And Slovakia’s starting line-up is out too:

16:11 Enhanced matchday special plug… Think Gareth Bale is the real deal for Wales? He figures in this fantastic 4/1 wincast:

16:08 TEAM NEWS Full Wales starting XI:

16:05 How far will England go at Euros? Relive our expert panel, including Harry Redknapp and Ray Houghton, discussing the Three Lions:

15:59 BREAKING NEWS Number one Wayne Hennessey misses Wales’ Euro 2016 opener against Slovakia in Bordeaux!

Danny Ward, owned by Liverpool but spent the season on loan at Aberdeen, gets the nod in goal:

15:53 Shearer’s spot-kick masterclass… Watch Newcastle United icon and ex-England captain Alan Shearer show our very own Simon Clare how to take a penalty:

15:50 FULL-TIME! Albania 0-1 Switzerland. Schar’s set-piece header and Cana sending off prove pivotal as the Swiss join Euro 2016 Group A rivals, neighbours and tournament hosts France on three points.

15:46 Stars and stripes forever…

Good question, Vinay!

15:44 WHAT A SAVE! Albanian sub Gashi in the clear, but denied by Yann Sommer with just three minutes or so, plus stoppage time left.

15:38 CLOSE! Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri stings the palms of Albania custodian Berisha. Still 1-0 Switzerland and into last 10 minutes in Lens.

15:37 Punters’ picks:

15:35 CLOSE! Albania striker Armando Sadiku shoots into side-netting. Another chance to equalise spurned.

15:32 Stat attack!

Thanks to our American media cousins for reminding us… Am I alone in thinking Bleacher Report sounds like an unreleased Nirvana B-side?

15:27 This press conference is over… Hodgson and Rooney face the media pre-match:


15:25 CLOSE! Swiss striker Haris Seferovic is denied by the Albanian goalie:

15:17 Is this you, Gunners?

15:14 We can get along! You may have read a lot about fan trouble in Marseille over the last 36 hours or so.

Well, as Henry Winter captures below, England and Russian fans look to be getting on just fine with each other and the locals:

15:11 He used to be our man…

Tranmere taking too much credit in my book!

15:08 Shearer says! We spoke to living legend Alan Shearer about Wales’ chances at Euro 2016 before the tournament kicked off.

Ahead of Chris Coleman’s charges starting with Slovakia, here’s what the Coral football ambassador thought:

15:02 J’adore le score! Wales v Slovakia is a featured game in Coral’s bet €/£10 on correct score market, get €/£10 free bet if your selection loses offer.

It just so happens, we’ve got further details below and in a piece explaining more:

14:59 Half-time price boost plug! Post has already been hit, so why not eh?

14:57 Sizing Granit… Arsenal fans can read all about new signing Xhaka during the half-time break in Lens!

14:53 Punters’ picks:

Think there’s a few more than 26 Gysers there if you get my drift, Stephen!

14:47 HALF-TIME, Albania 0-1 Switzerland Fabian Schar’s set-piece header gave the Swiss a early lead in Lens with Albanian misery compounded by the sending off of skipper Lorik Cana for two yellows.

14:43 Bet responsibly… Having a flutter on Euro 2016? When the fun stops, stop. Coral are part of the responsible betting initiative as this helpful GIF elaborates:

14:38 SENDING OFF! A second yellow for former Sunderland defender and Albania captain Lorik Cana because of handball reduces the first-time tournament qualifiers to 10 men on their finals debut. Ouch, tough luck!

Swiss avoid further punishment as resultant free-kick from Blerim Dzemaili hits outside of the post! Albania leading a charmed life with 10 men. Think we can dispense with the fairytale.

14:34 Close but no cigar… Albania are denied by Swiss stopper Yann Sommer, still 1-0! Elseid Hysaj has some way to go to be really like Cafu, mind…

14:30 Shearer says! England legend, Euro ’96 top scorer and Coral football ambassador Alan Shearer gives his thoughts on Wales v Slovakia ahead of their 17:00 BST kick-off:

14:22 Eat, sleep, Euros, repeat. I know what I’m doing for most of the next two weeks, and deep down you do too.

Best get Fatboy Slim out of retirement and Calvin Harris together for a new remix, but I have to Praise You like I should…

14:18 And we call it Snapchat! Want to see behind the scenes with the Coral team at the France finals? Follow us on Snapchat! What could be simpler?

14:14 Opening night. In case you missed France’s 2-1 victory over Romania in the Euro 2016 opener, we had it covered with reaction. Run Kante, run:

14:10 England matchday special plug… Everyone loves a patriotic punt, right? Harry Kane features in a terrific enhanced 3/1 wincast, that you can stake up to €/£20 on:

14:07 GOAL ALERT! Albanians undone from a corner as well-regarded set-piece threat Fabian Schar scores for the Swiss. Textbook header.

14:05 Albania v Switzerland underway! Xhaka brothers battle in midfield in Lens, Taulant v imminent Arsenal arrival Granit:

14:03 What’s the story, Morning Glory? Here’s our very own Simon Clare with the day 2 Euro report from earlier today:

14:00 Hello! Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to Coral’s live build-up coverage to England’s opening Euro 2016 game in Group B against Russia.

Right up until the 20:00 BST kick-off time in Marseille, we’ll have all the latest offers, betting opportunities, comment and analysis, plus score updates from the other Euro matches, including Wales v Slovakia!

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