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Wales gears up for Euros clash as Gareth Bale and his team take on the Italians in Rome 

Wales gears up for Euros clash as Gareth Bale and his team take on the Italians in Rome

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Expectant Wales fans have once again packed out pubs and bars to watch their side take on Italy in their final Euro 2020 Group A match.

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is hosting the match between Italy and Wales, with both teams bidding to top the group and the Welsh looking to secure their place in the last-16 of the tournament.

The Italians are currently on maximum points, six from their first two games, and will be looking to secure a first-place finish with a win or a draw against Wales.

But The Dragons, captained by Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale, could leapfrog their Italian opponents with a victory which would see them top the group for the first time in their history.

A draw however would secure Wales second place and a spot in the knock-out stages – maintaining their 100 per cent record of getting out of the group stages. 

The only other time Wales qualified for the European Championships was the last one, in 2016, where they progressed to the semi-finals.

Speaking yesterday in a press conference ahead of tonight’s game, Wales manager Rob Page said: ‘We’re gonna pick a team that’s going to go out there and absolutely give everything for Wales and for the cause and we want to win the game. 

‘If we don’t want to finish top we want to finish second.

Expectant Wales fans have once again packed out pubs and bars to watch their side take on Italy in their final Euro 2020 Group A match 

Rome's Stadio Olimpico is hosting the match between Italy and Wales. Wales fans pictured at the stadium

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is hosting the match between Italy and Wales. Wales fans pictured at the stadium

Wales fans at the 4TheFans Fan Zone at the Oval Space, London as they watch the UEFA Euro 2020 Group D match between Italy and Wales in Rome

Wales fans at the 4TheFans Fan Zone at the Oval Space, London as they watch the UEFA Euro 2020 Group D match between Italy and Wales in Rome

A Wales fan in Cardiff, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Group A match between Italy and Wales

A Wales fan in Cardiff, ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Group A match between Italy and Wales

‘I’ve said to the lads, we don’t want to limp across the line, we want to qualify in style and get where we deserve, which in my opinion is the top two.’

Gareth Bale added that the team has ‘done our homework’ and said he’d be happy to take penalties if asked to step up again.   

Wales’ team is starting XI: Ward, Connor Roberts, Gunter, Rodon, Ampadu, Neco Williams, Morrell, Allen, Ramsey, Bale, James.

Italy is starting XI: Donnarumma, Toloi, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson Palmieri, Verratti, Jorginho, Pessina, Bernardeschi, Belotti, Chiesa. 

Fans gather for Italy v Wales in Rome, Italy, June 20, 2021. The final Group A game for Wales

Fans gather for Italy v Wales in Rome, Italy, June 20, 2021. The final Group A game for Wales

Wales fans at the 4TheFans Fan Zone at the Oval Space, London

Wales fans at the 4TheFans Fan Zone at the Oval Space, London

Fully kitted out fans enjoy a beer before the game gets going in the Stadio Olympico in Rome on Sunday night

Fully kitted out fans enjoy a beer before the game gets going in the Stadio Olympico in Rome on Sunday night

Wales fans in the stands ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Group A match at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Wales fans in the stands ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Group A match at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Wales fans at the 4TheFans Fan Zone at the Oval Space, London

Wales fans at the 4TheFans Fan Zone at the Oval Space, London

Fans from both sides gather at the Euro2020 gather for Italy v Wales  in Rome, Italy

Fans from both sides gather at the Euro2020 gather for Italy v Wales  in Rome, Italy

Wales fans pose in the stands before the match at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

Wales fans pose in the stands before the match at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

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