PARIS, June 6. /TASS/. Russia’s national football team has arrived in France, where the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup is kicking off June 10, the Russian team’s press service reported.
Russians will continue training for the tournament in the Paris suburb - Croissy-sur-Seine. The team will live in the neighboring Rueil-Malmaison.
On May 24 - June 4, the team was training in Switzerland’s Bad Ragaz at the Ri Au sports center. On Wednesday, Russians played Czechs in Austria’s Innsbruck; in the friendly match, Russia lost 1-2. On Sunday, as part of preparation for Euro 2016, the team held a friendly match against Serbia in Monaco, which ended in a draw 1-1.
At the tournament, the Russians will play their first game in Marseille against England on June 11. Also at the group stage Russia will play Slovakia and Wales on June 15 and 20 respectively.
The 2016 UEFA Euro Cup will be held in France between June 10 and July 10 with matches to be played in 10 different locations, namely in Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.
A total of 24 European national teams qualified for the Euro Cup final tournament in 2016, after the contestants’ format, which was used since 1996, was decided to be extended from 16 to 24 teams.
The contesting teams were divided into six groups and Russia was placed into Group B, sharing it with the teams from England, Wales and Slovakia.