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Euro 2016: Wales, England advance to next round

Wales and England managed to qualify to the knockout stage from Group B in Euro 2016.

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Wales advanced to the European Championship's knockout stages as group winner after comprehensively beating Russia 3-0 on Monday. Goals from Aaron Ramsey, Neil Taylor and Gareth Bale, his third in consecutive games at Euro 2016, ensured that Wales won Group B ahead of England, which could only draw 0-0 with Slovakia. (Source: Reuters)

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Aaron Ramsey scored Wales' opening goal in the 11th minute when he beat the offside trap, ran onto a through ball from Joe Allen and lifted it over the onrushing goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. (Source: AP)

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With Russia needing a win to have any chance of progressing, it was forced to attack, leaving space for Wales to double its lead in the 20th as Neil Taylor scored his first international goal following a swift counterattack from Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale. (Source: Reuters)

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Gareth Bale scored for the third straight match to help Wales beat Russia 3-0 and qualify for the round of 16 in its first major tournament in 58 years. Bale, whose two previous goals had come from free kicks, had several chances during the match and finally beat Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev in the 67th minute after being put through by Aaron Ramsey. (Source: Reuters)

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England qualified for the round of 16 at the European Championship after being held to a 0-0 draw by Slovakia on a frustrating Monday night for Roy Hodgson's team. The result meant England was leapfrogged by Wales at the top of the Group B, after goals from Aaron Ramsey, Taylor and Gareth Bale helped their side beat Russia 3-0 in the other Group B match. (Source: Reuters)

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England's Harry Kane who replaced Daniel Sturridge, tried to beat Slovakian goalkeeper Matus Kozacik by a header. England created but failed to take a series of chances against a Slovakia side that can still reach the knockout stages as one of the four best third-place teams. Slovakia has four points, with England on five and Wales with six. (Source: Reuters)

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Slovakia's defenders kept their team in the game, while goalkeeper Matus Kozacik made some decisive saves. He first denied Jamie Vardy when the striker was superbly played through by Jordan Henderson in the 17th minute, and then blocked Adam Lallana's fine shot in the 33rd. (Source: Reuters)