Wales qualified for the knockout phases of the European Championship as a group victor after it overpowered Russia 3-0 on Monday and England could just granulate out a 0-0 draw with Slovakia.
In its first worldwide competition since the 1958 World Cup, Wales finished Group B with six points, one in front of England, which likewise qualified for the round of 16. With four points on the board, Slovakia still has an opportunity to make it to the knockout stages as one of the best third-place groups.
Wales was prevailing against a baffling Russia side, creating a great counterattacking show that refreshed on more than simply its talisman, Gareth Bale, the competition’s top scorer after three goals in three matches.
“As a country topographically we are little, yet in the event that you judge us by energy you could say we were a landmass today,” Wales coach Chris Coleman said.
“These players continue conveying minutes that I believe they’re not going to best, and they’ve done it again this evening in all reasonableness.”
Next up for Wales, once the other group matches have been finished, will be a group that completed its group in third-place.
While Coleman will get ready for the last 16, Russia coach Leonid Slutsky gave a solid clue that he won’t be in charge for any longer as the nation prepares to have the 2018 World Cup.
“I think after a kind of competition like this, you require another person to assume responsibility of the national side for real rivalries,” he said by means of an interpreter.
For England, there was dissatisfaction about its inability to best the group particularly after it had fought against eminent loss to beat Wales 2-1 in its past game.
Coach Roy Hodgson took a bet in group determination by dropping six players from the triumph over Wales, including commander Wayne Rooney.
The bet neglected to pay off, despite the fact that his group kept the weight up all through the diversion and oversaw 30 shots. Slovakia, knowing a point could be sufficient to progress, once in a while played in England’s last third.
“Completing second is a failure,” Hodgson yielded. “In any case, we are still in the last 16 and who is to say the group we will play will be that much more grounded? You simply don’t have a clue. The way we are playing, I am not unnerved of anyone.”
The last round of group matches proceeds with four matches on Tuesday.
In Group C, Ukraine, which has as of now been thumped out of Euro 2016, tackles Poland in Marseille, while Northern Ireland meets title holder Germany at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
In Group D, the Czech Republic meets Turkey in Lens while Croatia tackles two-time protecting champion and right now qualified Spain in Bordeaux.