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Euro 2020 .. the date of the Wales match against Switzerland today


Wales meets Switzerland at 3:00 p.m. today, Saturday, at the "Baku Olympic Stadium" in Azerbaijan, at the conclusion of the opening round of Group A of the European Nations Cup "Euro 2020", which is currently underway, and will continue until July 11, with the participation of 24 teams.


Euro 2020 .. Wales vs Switzerland

 

Wales was the surprise of the 2016 European Championship, but it will open its first group matches at Euro 2020 and 5 years ago, led by coach Chris Coleman, it fought its first major tournament in 58 years and reached the semi-finals, before losing to Portugal, which later crowned the title.

Assistant coach Robert Page will take charge of the tournament in the absence of Ryan Giggs, who is accused of assaulting two women.


Euro 2020 .. Wales vs Switzerland

The Wales national team is placing its hopes on Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid winger, who previously presented an exciting tournament in 2016 and became one of its stars thanks to the high performance with which he managed to lead his country to the semi-finals.


"It's crucial, it's the first game and we need to get off to a good start," said Page, who has worked with the youth groups and has a lot of association with them.


Giggs' assistant added, "They have a great personality, I worked with them in the U19 and U21 teams, so I know them well and know their capabilities and they contributed to the transition really smoothly, and thanks to them."


And Robert Page continued, "We have to perform in our usual way. Yes, we will face the best teams in Europe, but in recent months we have proven that we can compete with the best."


Euro 2020 .. Wales vs Switzerland

Switzerland, who reached the last 16 in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and two years earlier in France, are competing in the tournament with a cohesive squad that seeks to qualify from Group A, which also includes Turkey and Italy.


Coach Vladimir Petkovic's team lost one game in the qualifiers and in the presence of Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and Liverpool playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, the team has experience elements capable of dealing with this level of tournaments.


Euro 2020 .. Wales vs Switzerland

 

The team will rely on Borussia Monchengladbach's Brill Embolo, and Benfica's goalkeeper Seferovic in attack, but Petkovic will count on Shaqiri to add creativity.

"We respect our competitors, this is very important, but we are not afraid of any of them," said coach Vladimir Petkovic.

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