10 Interesting Stats Ahead of England-Russia

0 – England have never won their opening match in eight attempts at a European Championship (D4, L4).

2 – England have played Russia twice since the breakup of the Soviet Union, England winning 3-0 at Wembley and Russia won 2-1 in Moscow (both Euro 2008 qualifying).

8 – Russia’s Artem Dzyuba scored eight goals in eight qualifying games.

9 – This is England’s ninth appearance in a European Championship – more times than any other nation that hasn’t won it.

9 – England’s record in previous European Championship finals is symmetrical (W9, D9, L9).

29% – Roy Hodgson has only won two of his seven games in finals tournaments as England manager (D3, L2).

68 – England’s manager is the oldest at Euro 2016.

100% – England were the only nation to have a 100% win record in qualifying.

534 – Only Romania (526) have fewer senior caps than the England squad heading into Euro 2016.

2008 – Russia are the only nation to have conceded a hat-trick in the last three European Championships combined (David Villa, 1-4 vs Spain at Euro 2008).