Midfielder heading to Euro 2016
Dave Edwards has been named in the final Wales squad for the European Championships in France.
The Wolves midfielder was this afternoon named in Chris Coleman’s 23 as Wales head to a major tournament for the first time since 1958.
The 30-year-old, with 30 caps currently to his name, was heavily involved towards the end of the qualifying campaign, but hopes of making the squad were hindered when he broke his metatarsal, playing for Wolves at QPR back in January.
But he made a good recovery from the injury, and returned to figure in six of Wolves’ final seven games of the season, also finding the net at Hull City.
The squad went to Portugal last week for a training camp and are now meeting up again today to prepare for the tournament, which gets underway with France taking on Romania on Friday, June 10th.
Wales have a mouth-watering clash with England in Group B on Thursday, June 16th, having kicked off their campaign against Slovakia on Saturday, June 11th.
The final group game is against Russia on June 20th.
Wolves were also represented at the last European Championships, when Stephen Ward, Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle were in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine.
Prior to that Wolves also had three players at the 2010 World Cup – Marcus Hahnemann (USA), Nenad Milijas (Serbia) and Adlene Guedioura (Algeria).