11 June - Wales (5pm GMT, Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)
Slovakia make their first appearance as an independent nation. Gaby McKay weighs-up their prospects.
Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the smaller half half have failed to qualify for the European Championships on five occasions. However, inspired by five goals from captain Marek Hamsik, the Slovaks came second behind Spain in Group C, beating Vicente Del Bosque’s men in Žilina in the process.
Coach: Ján Kozák — Known for his association with Košice, where he’s had seven spells as a player and Coach, Kozák took over in 2013. Took Košice into the Champions League group stage in 1997-98, where they faced Juventus and lost twice.
Preferred XI: Kozáčik; Pekarík, Škrtel, Hubočan, Gyömbér; Kucka, Pečovský; Duda, Hamsik, Weiss; Vittek
Look out for: Marek Hamsik’s attacking role. The captain plays further forward than he does for Napoli, and was Slovakia’s top-scorer in qualifying. Expect a narrow 4-2-3-1, with Hamsik behind Robert Vittek.
Did you know?
…Wales P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 7 A 6
…Russia P 8 W 2 D 3 L 3 F 6 A 7
…England P 3 W 0 D 0 L 3 F 2 A 8
Nickname: Repre, Národný tím
Calcio fans might remember… Vratislav Greško - Inter (2000-2002), Parma (2002-2003)
Top Division: Slovak Super Liga
FIFA World Ranking: 32
International honours: European Championship (1976, as Czechoslovakia)
Most capped player: Miroslav Karhan (107)
Leading international scorer: Robert Vittek (23)
Slovakia at the European Championships:
1996 - Did not qualify
2000 - Did not qualify
2004 - Did not qualify
2008 - Did not qualify
2012 - Did not qualify
How they got to Euro 2016: Runners-up in Group C, behind Spain and ahead of Ukraine.