Wales vs Switzerland – Euro 2020: Team News, Kick-Off Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, Venue, Odds

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Wales are the first British team to play at the upcoming European Championship, which will play against Switzerland on Saturday.

The Dragons will bring fond memories to the tournament after reaching the semi-finals in 2016, where they fell 2-0 to eventual winner Portugal.

The match is just the second of the tournament, with Group A rivals Turkey and Italy battling it out in the opener the day before.

With Italy and Turkey as the group favorites, Wales’ encounter against Switzerland is perhaps even more important – with the loser facing an uphill battle to qualify for the knockout stage.

Switzerland will confidently enter the game by beating Liechtenstein 7-0 last week, while Wales were winless against France and Albania.

And while protagonists Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey may be past their prime, the former – in particular – in the final stages of the season showed he can still be a beacon of hope for the Dragons.

With Wales’ first game fast approaching, Sports post takes you through the most important information.

Wales has fond memories of the European Championship, reaching the semi-finals in 2016

Wales has fond memories of the European Championship, reaching the semi-finals in 2016

When is Wales vs Switzerland?

Wales’ opening match of the European Championship against Switzerland will be played on Saturday, June 12.

The match will start at 2pm BST and will be held at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan.

Elsewhere, Group A rivals Italy and Turkey have already opened the tournament with their meeting on Friday, June 11.

How to see Wales in action

Wales vs Switzerland will be broadcast for free on BBC One, starting at 1.15pm.

UK viewers can also stream the match free online via the BBC iPlayer.

Sportsmail will also have a live blog so you can keep up to date with us.

Wales group stage matches

  • June 12: Wales vs Switzerland, 2pm in Baku
  • June 16: Turkey vs Wales, 5:00 PM in Baku
  • June 20: Italy vs Wales, 5:00 PM in Rome

Team news

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is fit and eager to go for their Euro 2020 opener

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is fit and eager to go for their Euro 2020 opener

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is fit and eager to go for their Euro 2020 opener

Wales enter the tournament with a full roster to choose from, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and David Brooks recovering from injuries of late.

And winger Daniel James believes their range of talent will instill fear in their opponents.

“It’s one of the first times everyone is on the squad,” James said.

“David and Aaron have had injuries for the past two years, but when they got on the squad they were incredible.

“I’ve only played with Aaron once or twice for Wales and he scored two goals against Hungary.

“For us, it’s just genius that everyone is involved. I know the European Championship was supposed to be last summer and everyone was broke but it’s great for the players who are all fit now and we have a full roster this time and we are all eager to go.

‘We will certainly be feared. Whoever is put on the field offensively, we have a great group.’

Ramsey, who has endured a difficult period at Juventus in recent years, insists he has worked hard to get in top condition.

“For me it was very frustrating and difficult to have missed a few games in recent years,” he said.

“Hopefully that’s behind me now and I can look forward to all these matches at the European Championship. I’ve certainly worked hard the past few months to get my body back in a good place.”

Wales team Wales

Wales Talisman Gareth Bale finished the season in high-scoring form on loan at Tottenham

Wales Talisman Gareth Bale finished the season in high-scoring form on loan at Tottenham

Wales Talisman Gareth Bale finished the season in high-scoring form on loan at Tottenham

goalkeepers: Adam Davies (Stoke), Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester).

DefendersEthan Ampadu (Chelsea), Ben Cabango (Swansea), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Chris Gunter (Charlton), Tom Lockyer (Luton), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Connor Roberts (Swansea ), Joe Rodon (Tottenham), Neco Williams (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff), Daniel James (Manchester United), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Joe Morrell (Luton), Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Jonny Williams (Cardiff), Harry Wilson (Liverpool).

forward: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Kieffer Moore (Cardiff), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United).

Squad Switzerland

Captain Granit Xhaka is Switzerland's star on the way to Euro 2020

Captain Granit Xhaka is Switzerland's star on the way to Euro 2020

Captain Granit Xhaka is Switzerland’s star on the way to Euro 2020

goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Yvon Mvogo (PSV Eindhoven), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier).

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Loris Benito (Bordeaux), Eray Comert (Basel), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jordan Lotomba (Nice), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Becir Omeragic (Zurich), Ricardo Rodriguez (Turin) , Fabian Schar (Newcastle), Silvan Widmer (Basel).

Midfielders: Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Admir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) , Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Eintracht Frankfurt).

forward: Breel Embolo (Borussia Monchengladbach), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica).

Wales vs Switzerland: the odds

Wales looked less than convincing in their two pre-tournament matches against France and Alabia, losing 3-0 to the World Cup champions, before going to a 0-0 draw against the latter.

And the bookmakers have them as underdogs heading into their opening game, with Switzerland the favorite to win.

Switzerland is on 11/10 to take the win, with Wales on 29/10, while a draw is on 19/10.

Meanwhile, Switzerland is at 75/1 to win the entire tournament, with Wales at 175/1.

* Opportunities according to Betfair and correct at the time of publication.

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