Wales and Switzerland go head-to-head in today’s first game at Euro 2020. We’ve got everything you need to know…
Euro 2020 – Looking ahead to Day 2
While Italy were cruising past Turkey on Friday, Wales and Switzerland would have been keeping a close eye on their rivals in Group A. Today, at the Baku Olympic Stadium at 2pm (UK), Wales and Switzerland will both be looking to kick-off their campaigns with three points. Of course, Wales will take confidence from their performance at Euro 2016, but the Swiss are always tough opponents at major tournaments.
Later on today, Group B begins with Denmark against Finland at the Parken Stadium at 5pm (UK). Then Belgium will conclude the day’s action by taking on Russia at the Krestovsky Stadium (8pm).
If you want to see the full schedule along with the venues and kick-off times, then make sure you take a look at our Fixture List.
Players to Watch
Connor Roberts (Wales)
Indefatigable Swansea City full-back or wing-back with obvious hyperactive tendencies and a happy knack of scoring goals at vital times. Little wonder he is so popular at the Liberty Stadium; he is a local lad, a lifelong Swans supporter and plays with a smile on his face. Relaxes off the pitch in his carpentry workshop.
Nico Elvedi (Switzerland)
Fast-improving Monchengladbach central defender who has reportedly caught the eye of Bayern Munich. Quick over the ground, resilient and precise in his distribution. With Gladbach since 2015, joining them from FC Zurich.
Wales’ Euro 2020 Squad
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Adam Davies, Danny Ward
Defenders: Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Connor Roberts, Tom Lockyer, Neco Williams, Ben Cabango, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Gunter
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey, Ethan Ampadu, Matthew Smith, Joe Morrell, Joe Allen, Jonathan Williams, David Brooks, Harry Wilson, Dylan Levitt, Rubin Colwill
Forwards: Kieffer Moore, Dan James, Tyler Roberts, Gareth Bale
Switzerland’s Euro 2020 Squad
Goalkeepers: Yvon Mvogo, Jonas Omlin, Yann Sommer
Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Loris Benito, Eray Cömert, Nico Elvedi, Jordan Lotomba, Kevin Mbabu, Becir Omeragic, Ricardo Rodríguez, Fabian Schär, Silvan Widmer
Midfielders: Christian Fassnacht, Edimilson Fernandes, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Djibril Sow, Ruben Vargas, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber
Forwards: Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranović, Admir Mehmedi, Haris Seferović
If you want to see the full squad lists along with kit numbers, then make sure you take a look at our Squad Guide.
Wales v Switzerland: Head-to-Head Record
Wales Wins: 2
Switzerland Wins: 5
Denmark v Finland: Head-to-Head Record
Denmark Wins: 38
Finland Wins: 11
Belgium v Russia: Head-to-Head Record
Belgium Wins: 5
Russia Wins: 0
Will today’s games be on TV?
Today’s games will be broadcast in the UK between BBC and ITV. If you want to see a complete list of what dates, times and television channels every game is on, then make sure you take a look at our TV Coverage List.
Wales v Switzerland (2pm, Olympic Stadium) BBC One / S4C / BBC iPlayer
Denmark v Finland (5pm, Parken Stadium) BBC One / BBC iPlayer
Belgium v Russia (9pm, Krestovsky Stadium) ITV / ITV Hub
How can I download World Soccer’s Euro 2020 Special?
Finally, if you want to get the inside track on every finalist at this summer’s tournament, then make sure you download a digital version of our Ultimate Euro 2020 Guide completely free of charge by clicking here. Alternatively, you can find your nearest store selling physical copies of World Soccer by clicking here.
We’ve taken a closer look at the finalists and their likely squad lists (were yet to be confirmed before publication), as well as the opinions, tactics and profiles from our global network or correspondents. You also receive a free Euro 2020 Wallchart when you pick up a physical copy of the magazine.