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Alun Cairns heads to Bordeaux for Wales' first game of Euro 2016 championships

Alun Cairns has assured the Welsh team of the nation's support ahead of its first game of the Euro 2016 championships

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Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales, said:

The whole country is gripped ahead of Wales’ first match at the Euro 2016 Championships.

Qualification for the tournament is a remarkable achievement and the people of Wales are right behind the team. I am thrilled to be in Bordeaux for tonight’s game against Slovakia to see Wales compete on the big stage.

Welsh sportsmen and women have made us thoroughly proud in recent months, and I predict our talented squad will do the same. Good luck to Chris and the team as they prepare to kick off for what I hope will be a highly successful event.

Published 11 June 2016