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Gunter included in Euros Squad

31 May 2016

Reading defender named in Wales' 23-man squad

Royals fullback Chris Gunter has been named in Wales’ 23-man squad for the European Championships in France this summer.

He will join Oliver Norwood in France who was named in the Northern Ireland squad over the weekend.

Gunter played a key role in the Dragons qualification campaign, starting all ten games, including in a famous 1-0 win over Belgium, as Chris Coleman’s side reached a major tournament for the first time since qualifying for the World Cup in 1958.

Wales will play one more warm-up friendly against Sweden on the 5th of June before their opening game of Group B against Slovakia in Bordeaux.

Gunter and Wales will go onto face England on the 16th of June in Lens, rounding their group fixtures off with a clash with Russia in Toulouse on June 20th.

Royals academy products Hal Robson-Kanu and Simon Church have also been named in Coleman’s squad and will be joining Gunter as-well-as the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in France, with Wales looking to progress from the group phase.

Wales 23-man squad:
Goalkeepers (3): Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams.

Defenders (7): Chris Gunter, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor, James Collins, Jazz Richards.

Midfielders (8): Joe Allen, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, David Edwards, Jonny Williams, David Vaughan, George Williams.

Forwards (5):Gareth Bale, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, Simon Church, David Cotterill.

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