16 June 2021



16 June 20212:10pm

Rob Page has named an unchanged starting line-up for the Group A match against Turkey in Baku following the opening 1-1 draw against Switzerland last weekend.

Kieffer Moore was the hero for Cymru on Saturday as he scored the vital equaliser and Page will be looking for his side to build on their improved 2nd half performance this afternoon having kept faith with the same team.

Follow @Cymru for live updates and check back here later for all the post-match reaction.



16 June 20217:44am

Cymru captain Gareth Bale understands that the crucial Group A against Turkey could be like an away game, but believes the atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium in Baku can be an extra motivation.

"When you come into an away stadium you know you're going to get abuse," said Bale. "But it's something all us footballers have dealt with in the past - it's normal. You enjoy it and feed off the atmosphere. Of course they're not saying great things or booing us but you want to silence them.

"It gives you extra motivation, if we needed any more. It's the atmosphere we enjoy the most and that's what makes football so good."

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15 June 20218:08am

Ethan Ampadu replaced Aaron Ramsey in the final moments of the 1-1 draw against Switzerland on Saturday, and while the focus is very much on the match against Turkey, it was clearly a very proud moment for the talented 20-year old.

"It's a dream come true," said Ampadu to UEFA earlier this week. "Every footballer growing up wants to play in a major tournament for their country and to come on at the end and to be able to say that I've done that, it's amazing. I think it's something you'll realise in future years, once you've had time to settle, but for now you're in the mix of it and you just want to perform. But amazing pride, and hopefully I've made my family proud."

Cymru now have a crucial match against Turkey in Baku on Wednesday before Rob Page's side head to Rome to take on Italy on Sunday. "It's the group stage so every game is important," Ampadu added. "We're not really looking towards that Italy game, we're just focused on this one and we all know it's a big game. We know what we can do."

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15 June 20217:52am

The red bandage rather than the red wall appears set to become one of the defining images of the tournament for Cymru as striker Kieffer Moore continues to make headlines across the country.

The Cardiff City forward scored a trademark header on Saturday to earn Rob Page's side a share of the points against Switzerland in Baku, and Moore will now be looking to add to his account on Wednesday when his side return to the Olympic Stadium in the Azerbaijani capital to take on Turkey.




14 June 20215:26pm

Harry Wilson spoke to the media on Monday afternoon to reflect on the 1-1 draw against Switzerland and to look ahead to the crucial match against Turkey on Wednesday.

"I feel the first game of a tournament is a must not lose match," said Wilson. "We got a point which I think will prove to be a good point. We go into every game wanting to win, and if we can do that against Turkey then it will put us in a really good position to progress from the group."

Wilson was named on the bench for the opening match of the tournament, and will be desperate to get his first taste of EURO 2020 action on Wednesday having finished the season in good form for club and country. "It doesn't affect my confidence," he added. "I was massively disappointed not to start, I want to play every game. But we're a squad, and every player in the 26-man squad has a role to play. I'll be ready if I'm needed on Wednesday.

"We have to take positives into the game and we're confident that with the ability that we have in our squad we can beat anyone on our day. A lot of the lads here have played with each other from a young age. I feel that's why we're such a tight-knit squad because everyone has been around each other for a while. We're going to use the togetherness that we've got in the squad to see us through that game."

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14 June 202112:09pm

Kieffer Moore is making the headlines in Wales this morning after the Cymru striker scored the vital equaliser against Switzerland at the weekend.

Manager Rob Page spoke to the press about the Cardiff City forward following the 1-1 draw and explained why he needed to rest him ahead of the tournament. "The domestic season at Championship level has been relentless because of Covid," said Page. "He didn't need the two games as much as some of the others."



14 June 202111:56am

Cymru defender Joe Rodon believes his side are ready for the challenge of taking on Turkey on Wednesday.

"We are all excited, we cannot wait," Rodon told BBC Sport Wales. "The natural reaction after a loss is always going to be to come out fighting for the next one and we need to be ready for that. But it is the same for us, we want to win as well. It is going to be a difficult game but we are looking forward to the challenge."

Turkey are expected to bring a large and passionate crowd to the Olympic Stadium. "Yes of course and conditions are going to be difficult," he added. "But we all want atmosphere in the stadiums and it's great to have the fans back."

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14 June 202111:48am

With the first round of fixtures in Group A complete, here are the current standings as Cymru prepare to take on Turkey in Baku on Wednesday in what is now a huge game in the context of the group.

Turkey suffered a 3-0 reverse to Italy on the opening night of EURO 2020, and veteran manager Şenol Güneş will be expecting a big reaction from a team that many predicted would be a surprise package at the tournament. Meanwhile, a goal from Kieffer Moore and a superb display from goalkeeper Danny Ward salvaged a point for Cymru against Switzerland.

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It's nearly MD2 for Cymru at EURO 2020 as they meet Turkey in Baku on Wednesday, 16 June. 

Cymru opened their account with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, meanwhile, Turkey were defeated 3-0 by Italy. 

Keep checking this page for the very latest news, information and coverage from across social media ahead of this huge match.