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England snatches 2-1 victory over Wales in 2016 Euro Cup match

June 16, 18:14 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The match took place in the French city of Lens
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MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. Team England scored in the added three-minute period of the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup match against Wales to snatch the 2-1 victory over the Welsh squad on Thursday afternoon in the French city of Lens.

The Welsh team opened the score of the match in the 42nd minute after forward Gareth Bale cannoned a long-distance free kick into the right corner of the English goal.

England’s Jamie Vardy tied the game in the 56th minute of the match at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis and the score of 1-1 remained unchanged as the match time expired.

Referees, however, awarded three minutes of additional game time and England’s second half late replacement Daniel Sturridge netted another ball for his team to seal the final score at 2-1.

All teams in Group B, which besides England and Wales also include the teams from Russia and Slovakia, played two matches after the biggest European football tournament kicked off last Friday in France.

England added up three points after today’s victory to one point it had after the draw with Russia last week and now tops the group’s standings with four points. It is followed by Wales and Slovakia with three points each, while Russia trails behind the rest with one point.

Group B closing matches will be held next week on Monday. England will be playing against Slovakia at Stade Geoffroy Guichard in Saint-Etienne and Russia will clash with Wales at the Stadium de Toulouse. Both matches begin at 9:00 p.m. local time (19:00 GMT).

The 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France from June 10 to July 10 has matches lined up in 10 different locations, namely in Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

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