England manager Roy Hodgson and Wales trainer Chris Coleman welcomed
that put both home nations together in Group B.
Hodgson told BBC Sport: “I feel good about it. We know all a Wales players, yet what we know many of all is their organisation is unequivocally organised.”
Coleman said: “It will be a good game, it is dual good teams.
“England are one of a best teams. We looked during it and would have wanted to equivocate it, yet we demeanour brazen to it.”
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Wales and England accommodate in Lens during 14:00 BST on Thursday 16 Jun in a second of their 3 organisation games.
Russia and Slovakia are a other teams in Group B.
The tip dual will go by to a final 16, while a best 4 third-placed teams also swell – definition usually 8 teams are separated in a organisation stages.
Hodgson added: “We are unequivocally pleased. Wales have finished so well, and whichever of a teams we got in that pot it would be tough. Why not have a tough one tighten to home?
“In Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale, they have 3 unequivocally top-class players. We have a lot of honour for Wales.
“Slovakia and Russia are interesting. I’ve not come conflicting possibly of those dual teams in my general career – that is surprising given how many matches we play.
“They are dual newcomers on my CV yet we honour them and it will be a doubt of doing copiousness of investigate now.”
Coleman was expansive about his sides’s hopes of reaching a final 16, explaining: “When we get to a contest it’s about a 90 mins on a day and we have to get it right. It does not matter who we play.
“Slovakia had some good results, and Russia are Russia. You only have to ready yourselves in a same way.
“We’re in a organisation with some prohibited competition. But that is because we are here, we merit to be here and a contest will be a illusory one.”
England and Wales final sealed horns in Euro 2012 qualifying, with England, afterwards led by Fabio Capello winning both fixtures.
Ashley Young’s idea staid a
during Wembley on 6 Sep 2011, a diversion in that Wales should have equalised yet Robert Earnshaw missed an glorious late chance.
England were some-more gentle 6 months progressing where they won
interjection to goals from Frank Lampard and Darren Bent.
Sven-Goran Eriksson led England to uninterrupted wins over Wales in subordinate for a 2006 World Cup, a 1-0 feat in Cardiff doing a repairs 11 months after a
during Old Trafford in 2004.
The final win for Wales came in a prior tie approach behind in 1984, where internal child
in a 1-0 win during Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground. It valid to be a final Home International compare between a dual teams.
‘Hodgson will secretly penchant this game’
BBC Sport arch football author Phil McNulty:
“England always had any possibility of sketch a home republic – and a pull with Wales has delivered a appetizing awaiting for subsequent summer in France.
“It’s a diversion manager Roy Hodgson and his players will secretly penchant as they will feel assured of violence Wales – as will their counterparts given conflicting series Chris Coleman was angling to face England in a accessible even before a pull was made.
“Hodgson will feel buoyed by 10 wins from 10 in subordinate and he has a means collection of immature players, some of whom have already sampled a trials and tribulations of a vital contest during a World Cup in Brazil in 2014 as partial of their experiences.
“Wales will feel pressures of their possess during their initial vital contest given a 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
“And while Wales have a stellar talent of Gareth Bale, England have a peculiarity of immature players such as John Stones and Chris Smalling in defence, Ross Barkley in midfield – and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy will feel gentle conflicting domestic antithesis given a opportunity.
“In other words, while Hodgson and England will acknowledge a hazard acted by Wales – and Bale in sold – they will not fear Coleman’s side in any way.”
‘The players will be delighted’
BBC pundit and former Wales striker John Hartson:
“I wanted that game, it’s good for a supporters and for us on TV.
“The players will know all about any other. It’s not unequivocally mostly we get an event to play conflicting England.
“I was fortunate, we got a possibility to play in this fixture, even yet we mislaid both games during Old Trafford and in Cardiff. we consider a players for both countries will be gay with that draw.”
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The English perspective was churned from former England captains Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker.
Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage matched Lineker’s confidence.
Whereas stream Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey opted not to ramp adult a rhetoric.