10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Wales-Russia

1 – Russia and Wales have collected the fewest cards along with England and Spain (1 yellow card each).

1 – Wales’ defeat to England is the only occasion so far at Euro 2016 where the team who scored first lost.

2 – Russia were the first team at Euro 2016 and still one of only two to have conceded two goals in the first half in one match (vs Slovakia).

2 – Gareth Bale became the first player to score twice directly from free kicks since West Germany’s Thomas Häßler at Euro 92.

7 – Wales are winless in their last seven matches at major international tournaments (D4 L3).

7 – No player has won more free kicks than Artem Dzyuba (tied with Eden Hazard, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Giorgio Chiellini and László Kleinheisler).

10 – Russia have failed to win any of their past 10 European Championship games when they have conceded the opening goal (D2 L8).

14% – Russia have only ever made it past the group stage once in the seven major international tournaments they have qualified for (Euro 2008).

17 – Russia have kept only two clean sheets in their last 17 games at the European Championships.

71% – Russia have lost at exactly two games in five of their previous seven major international tournaments.