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Euro 2016 Wales vs Russia : 5 Key Players to Watch out for

Utkarsh Bhatla

Players to watch out for in Euro 2016 Wales vs Russia

Igor Akinfeev


Igor Akinfeev is a crucial component of this Russian team. Blessed with great agility and reflexes, Akinfeev will prove to be a tough keeper to get past for the Welsh attack. With the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey shooting on sight, Akinfeev will try his best to to thwart their efforts on goal.

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Gareth Bale


The one true superstar in the Wales team, Gareth has lived up to his promise so far in France. He has scored two goals from free kicks in as many games and will try and score again against Russia. How he will fare will give a good idea how the match will pan out for Wales.

Aleksander Kokorin


The man who will be looking to provide the goals for this Russian team, Aleksander Kokorin will be looking to get one past Wales early in the match. With Russia desperately looking for goals, Kokorin and his team mates will be trying to past the Welsh defense at every opportunity.

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Aaron Ramsey


After a promising display against Slovakia, Aaron Ramsey proved a masterful performance against England. His calmness under pressure was one of many attributes in an eye catching display against the rigid English team. His displays will go on to have a big say in what Wales can accomplish against Russia. A strong showing in this match will go a long way in ensuring his team progresses through to the last 16.

Ashley Williams


The leader of this brave Wales team, Ashley Williams will be looking to lead his team from the front by helping keep a clean sheet against Russia. His experience and leadership qualities will be a beg help to a rather young Wales team. The last minute goal against England will hurt Wales and as captain Williams will want to lead from the front.

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