While it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that England have made it into the Euro, the English did invent the sport after all, there’s no doubt the team’s prospects of a Euro Cup win could go either way! Considering the team’s current performance, having a 100% record, it may come as a surprise that England’s manager Roy Hodgson is treading lightly. This may make more sense when putting into perspective that six members of the squad are under 23, making for quite a young team.
As World Cup hosts in 2018, and after years of underachieving, Russia will be hoping to perform well at the 2016 European Championship. Fans watching England v Russia Euro 2016 should expect to see good technical football, and the Russians can be considered one of the tournament's dark horses. Euro Cup 2016 will allow fans to see if, at last, the Russians can match the progress of some of their club sides. While, with no household names on their side, Russia will be going into this tournament without the high expectations that have seemingly hindered them in the past.