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Hello and Welcome to the Live Updates of the Live Updates of the 4th match of Euro 2016, and the scene shifts to Marseille. England and Russia have never played each other in the European Championships. Germany, Portugal and France: These are some of the opponents that the new-look England have beaten in the recent past and that has sent the nation into believing that they can go all the way in this competition. There is good blend of big tournament experience and youthful exuberence in the ranks of the English side. Russia on the other hand, have a lot of catching up to do and have been plauged by injuries coming into the tournament. Also Catch: England Vs Russia Live Streaming Also Read - US Orders 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert Amid Russia Worry
England will be relying on their lethal striker, Harry Kane to pump the goals in. Kane has an excellent supporting cast in his Tottenham Hotspur teammate, Delle Alli and the wide players, who are both hard runners. It will be interesting to see how they fare here. Skipper Wayne Rooney will be playing in the middle of the park and will get the chance to dictate play and spray passes, a role he did very well for Manchester United. Also Read - US Advises Citizens Against Travel To Russia, Orders Diplomats' Families To Leave Ukraine as War Fears Mount
Russia are banking on their CSKA Moscow core to take the team through. Aleksandrar Kokorin is expected to lead the line for Russia but there are a lot of injury concerns. England are overwhelming favourites to win this game but that is on paper. The real battle begins after kick-off.
Goalkeepers Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley) Defenders Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) Midfielders Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) Strikers Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Goalkeepers Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg), Guilherme (Lokomotiv Moscow) Defenders Aleksei Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Dmitri Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Neustadter (Schalke), Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moscow), Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moscow), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg) Midfielders Artur Yusupov (Zenit St Petersburg), Dmitri Torbinski (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Oleg Ivanov (Terek Grozny), Pavel Mamaev (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Shirokov (CSKA Moscow) Forwards Artem Dzyuba (Zenit St Petersburg), Aleksandr Kokorin (Zenit St Petersburg), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar)