Euro 2016: England v Wales preview [The Best Tweets]Published June 16, 2016
England and Wales fans have taken to social media today, in the build-up to Thursday’s all-important Group B encounter.
The two sides face off at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, in one of the most hotly anticipated fixtures in the European Championships so far.
A home nations encounter usually needs no added spice, but recent comments from both camps, suggest that both sides are determined to land a significant blow to the other’s chances of qualification for the knockout rounds.
Wales kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign with a morale boosting 2-1 victory over Slovakia last weekend, whilst Roy Hodgson’s side come into this fixture on the back of surrendering a late lead to draw 1-1 with Russia on Saturday.
Victory for Wales over England will guarantee a first place finish in Group B for Chris Coleman’s side, and will leave England in a rather precarious position in the group.
A win for England however, would put Roy Hodgson’s side top of the group, and would leave the Three Lions needing a victory against Slovakia in their last group match to be assured top spot.
Wales are likely to field the same XI that won last week in Bordeaux, though Chris Coleman will be tempted to start Saturday’s goalscoring hero Hal Robson-Kanu from the outset.
England boss Roy Hodgson has a lot more selection headaches then his Wales counterpart. Man City winger Raheem Sterling has been heavily criticised for his performance last week and could be dropped, whilst Spurs forward Harry Kane was also found wanting against Russia, and with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge waiting in the wings, Hodgson must decide whether to keep the faith in last season’s Premier League top scorer, or look to go in a different direction.
Whatever the line-up’s, it is set to be a truly memorable occasion, and the closer we get to kick-off the more the tension builds for both Wales and England supporters.
Whilst we wait for kick-off to arrive, football fans and pundits have taken to Twitter to have their say on this hotly anticipated encounter.
Take a look at some of the comments below.
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