England vs Russia Euro 2016 Live Stream: Match Preview, Prediction, Full Squads, Team News and Live Streaming Details.
Roy Hodgson has admitted that he has a selection headache going into England’s opening match of Euro 2016 against Russia on Saturday, but claimed it is one he is happy to have. There has been much discussion about England’s starting lineup for the match at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome, particularly with the recent emergence of strikers Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy to put the place of captain Wayne Rooney under threat.
While as usual not giving anything away regarding his team selection on the eve of the game, Hodgson attempted to focus on the positives of his predicament.
“I think there is definitely a selection headache in terms of so many good players who could quite easily command a place in the team,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “I don’t know if I’m alone in that situation. I think quite a few teams in the tournament have a strong squad and their managers too will have selection headaches, but I’m pleased with the one that I have.”
Kane and Vardy both excelled and scored without Rooney in friendly wins in recent months over Germany and Turkey. But Hodgson brought Rooney back into the fold for England’s final warm-up game against Portugal, when the Manchester United man started between Kane and Vardy. That experiment hardly proved a success, yet reports suggest that Rooney, England’s record goalscorer, will start against Russia, with Vardy, who scored 24 Premier League goals last season for champions Leicester City, set to drop out.
Whoever does start, England will be keen to get off to a better start than at the World Cup two years ago. Then a 2-1 defeat to Italy was followed by a loss by the same scoreline against Uruguay to dump Hodgson’s side out of competition. Even though four of the six third-placed teams will go through to the group stage in this expanded European Championship of 24 teams, Rooney has stressed the importance of the first match.
England vs Russia Euro 2016 Group B encounter starts at 9:00 a.m. CET local time ( 3 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. GMT/8 p.m. BST) on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
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Russian football player Igor Denisov has been ruled out of Euro 2016 due to an injury, which he suffered during a friendly against Serbia as part of the Euro 2016 preparations.
Denisov has been replaced by Arthur Yusupov. “After being on holiday for 14 days, of course I am going to be a bit out of shape. I don’t really know what sort of physical condition I will be in,” Yusupov said. “I was supposed to fly back to Moscow. I didn’t even have my football boots with me and none of the clothes that I needed.”
England Euro 2016 Complete Squads
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Tom Heaton, Fraser Forster ; Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Ryan Betrand, Gary Cahill, Kyle Walker, Chris Smalling, John Stones ; Midfielders: Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier ; Forwards: Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford
Russia Euro 2016 Complete Squads
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev, Yuri Lodygin, Guilherme ; Defenders: Aleksei Berezutski, Vasili Berezutski , Sergei Ignashevich, Dmitri Kombarov, Roman Neustadter, Georgi Schennikov, Roman Shishkin, Igor Smolnikov ; Midfielders: Igor Denisov, Dmitri Torbinski, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Glushakov, Oleg Ivanov, Pavel Mamaev, Aleksandr Samedov, Oleg Shatov, Roman Shirokov ; Forwards: Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Kokorin, Fedor Smolov