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What time is Wales vs Albania kick-off? TV channel, live stream info and early team news

Wales’ Euro 2020 preparations come to a head this weekend when they face Albania in Cardiff.

Defeat to world champions France during the week was an educational, if not frustrating, night for Rob Page as he fine-tunes his team ahead of their tournament opener against Switzerland on June 12.

First up, though, is Albania.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

What time is Wales vs Albania kick-off?

Wales v Albania kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, June 5.

Is Wales vs Albania on TV?

Yes. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Coverage on their Football channel begins at 4.55pm.

S4C will also have live coverage from 4.30pm.

What about live streaming?

Sky Sports customers will be able to live stream the game via the Sky Go app.

S4C’s coverage can be live streamed via S4C Clic.

You can also follow updates from the game in the Welsh capital on our live blog which will be on Gist Vile’s football page.

What is the latest team news?

Wales emerged from their friendly match with France in Nice unscathed injury-wise.

Page is expected to ring the changes from the game in midweek, with the likes of Kieffer Moore, Ben Cabango and Wayne Hennessey likely to get some minutes under their belts.

Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies will all feature against Albania at some stage, while Ethan Ampadu, who missed the France clash, will also get a run-out at Cardiff City Stadium.

Neco Williams is absent after he was sent off against the French for deliberate handball. Page says there were “no grounds” to appeal the decision.

Page insists he still does not know his starting line-up to face Switzerland in Wales’ Euro 2020 opener although he has a good idea, but warned against reading too much into the line-up against Albania.

What has the manager said?

Wales manager Rob Page: “There was a plan put in place when we first met up on camp with regards to what we want, who we want maybe for the first game and work backwards, and what minutes we need to play them in the two friendlies to give us the best chance to get them involved in that first game.

“We don’t veer away from that, other than Neco which has been taken out of our control.

“It’s going to serve a purpose, and that’ll be to get minutes into the players.”

What are the latest betting odds?

Wales 4/6

Draw 5/2

Albania 17/4

Odds via bet365 and correct at time of publishing

Who is the referee?

Neil Doyle (Republic of Ireland) will whistle the match. Wayne McDonnell and Darragh Keegan are his assistants, with Rob Harvey as the fourth official.

There will be no VAR in use.

Who is in the Wales squad?

Wayne Hennessey, Adam Davies, Danny Ward.

Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Ethan Ampadu, Connor Roberts, Tom Lockyer, Neco Williams, Ben Cabango, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Gunter.

Aaron Ramsey, Matt Smith, Joe Morrell, Joe Allen, Jonny Williams, Dylan Levitt, Rubin Colwill.

Kieffer Moore, David Brooks, Harry Wilson, Daniel James, Tyler Roberts, Gareth Bale.

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