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Violence fails to dampen England fans' spirits in Lille

Despite recent violence that has marred the European Championship in Lille, it does not appear to have dampened the spirits of these England fans ahead of today's match against Wales.

England football fans walk through a fountain in Lille. Credit: PA
England football fans with French police outside Lille train station in France. Credit: PA

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'Come on England': Shearer and Campbell rally for Lions

Former England footballers Alan Shearer and Sol Campbell have voiced support for the Three Lions ahead of their showdown against Wales.

England v Wales: 'Sorry Dad, needs must'

Ahead of the England v Wales game, two fans are showing their respective allegiance by changing their name for the day.

In a light-hearted apology letter to their father shared on Twitter, they wrote: "Dear Dad, we the undersigned hereby change our surnames from "Davies" to "Davis" for one day only (depending on the result).

Football fans in high spirits as England v Wales approaches

Football fans in the French northern city of Lens are in jovial mood ahead of England v Wales at Euro 2016.

The game is being played under a heightened security presence with police officers from England and Wales joining their French counterparts.

On Tuesday the FA appealed to fans to "respect their hosts" and avoid "isolated areas" to avoid the trouble that marred England's opening match against Russia in Marsielle.

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Bale 'wouldn't have any England players' in Wales team

Gareth Bale has set the tone ahead of Wales' match with England by saying not one member of England's squad would get into Chris Coleman's team.

The Wales captain was in jovial mood as he laughed off a question by ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, on how many England players would get into the Welsh team.

Gareth Bale scored Wales' opening goal at Euro 2016, in a 2-1 win over Slovakia on Sunday, and will face England in Lens on Thursday.

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