EURO 2016 : England vs Russia Match Preview

England kick-off their EUROs campaign as they face Russia in the Group B match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.

Expectations are always high with England, but the fans always end up disappointed as the three lions fail to live up to their talent.

But this time the perfect blend of youth and experience is expected to work for Roy Hodgson’s side.

While the EUROs will act as a rehersal for the Russian side as they prepare to host the World Cup in 2018.

Both England and Russia had a dissappointing 2014 World Cup as they both failed to progress beyond group-stages.

England
Probable line-up: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Alli, Dier, Rooney; Lallana, Kane, Sterling.

Russia
Probable line-up: Akinfeev; Smolnikov, Berezutski, Ignashevich, Schennikov; Glushakov, Golovin, Samedov, Kokorin, Shatov; Dzyuba.

Abhishek Chaudhary
Abhishek Chaudhary = The Blues, who have left an indelible impression on his life. Factoid :- He cried inconsolably for a week when Jose Mourinho was sacked by the bosses at Stamford Bridge 2nd time round. His passion for the beautiful game is only matched by his fascination for beer! Supports Chelsea

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