All hail to Gareth Bale in Welsh town Bala

Bala begin their 2016-17 Welsh Premier League season at Newtown on 13 August.

22 mins: Ambitious attempt from Kane flies way over. These kicks look amazing when they come off, and ugly when they don’t

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Many people in Wales will be glued to TV screens later on Thursday when Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and his team mates try to score a famous victory over England in Lens in Group B.

The two sides will play the second leg at Rhyl's Belle Vue ground on Thursday, 7 July.

The club play their home matches at the Gabala City Stadium, an all-seater football stadium situated in Qabala.

Bala Town have played at Maes Tegid in Bala since the 1950s. For European matches they use Rhyl's Belle Vue stadium due to UEFA stadium regulations.

20 mins: There have plenty of challenges in the contest so far. Both teams going all-out in the first 20 minutes

# The two teams in a huddle for the final round of pep talk. It’s a bright sunny afternoon, good conditions for football

44 mins: Wales fans are celebrating like never before. Bale has given them a reason to do so after their side was playing catch-up for the first 42 minutes

18 mins: Sterling with a delivery into the box and A Williams heads it away for another England corner

2 mins: Colour, noise, excitement, patriotism…Everything on offer in Lens

64 mins: High-intensity football expected from both sides as we approach the final 20 minutes of this contest, locked at 1-1

Denni Avdic and Carlos Strandberg struck in the first half to seal AIK's victory at Rhyl's Belle Vue ground.

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# England players are in readiness to walk out to the middle for the Group B game against Wales

Gabala FK (Azerbaijani: Qəbələ Futbol Klubu, also spelled Qabala; pronounced [ɡæbælæ]) is an Azerbaijani association football club based in Qabala. They play in the Azerbaijan Premier League, the top division in Azerbaijani football. Gabala plays its matches at the Gabala City Stadium.

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P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against %W – Percentage of matches won

72 mins: England with the third change as Rashford, making his tournament debut, replaces Lallana

Despite the appointment of managers like Fatih Kavlak and Ramiz Mammadov, the club couldn't reach a satisfactory position in the league and was struggling in the middle of the table for many years.[9][10] On 29 May 2013, Yuri Semin was appointed as new manager after signing £1 million per year deal with the club.[11][12] In same year, the club qualified for European cups for first time in their history but lost to Neftchi Baku on penalties in final of Azerbaijan Cup.[13][14]

# The two teams line-ups for the national anthems. Plenty of pride at stake, and there’s plenty of support for both Wales and England

56 mins: GOAL GOAL! Vardy equalises for #ENG in the 56th minute. Substitution pays off! 1-1

71 mins: Wales make another change as Robson-Kanu makes way for Jonathan Williams

# England are unchanged while Wales make three changes for this fixture


The club's crest includes Caucasus Mountains with a black crescent and red eight-pointed star, similar to Azerbaijani flag. It also includes 2005 which signifies the club's formation year.

80 mins: England have pressed hard in the second half. 11 attempts on goal as compared to their six in the first half

10 mins: Bale finds some space in the box, the defender does well to push it out for first Wales corner

In the 2015-16 season of Europa League they became the 3rd club from Azerbaijan to qualify for the group stage after Qarabag and Neftçi Baku. They eliminated Dinamo Tbilisi, Čukarički, Apollon Limassol and surprisingly Panathinaikos. They came 4th in their tough group of Borussia Dortmund, PAOK and FC Krasnodar. They managed to get two points both from 0-0 draws against PAOK.

In September 2015, Gabala signed one-year deal with QafqaZ Hotels and Resorts.[18]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

42 mins: GOAL GOAL! Bale puts it in with a stunner. #WAL 1 – 0 #ENG. This is his first goal against England

36 mins: CHANCE! Perfect corner by Rooney finds Smalling who heads it wide

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70 mins: We are into the final 20 minutes and the scoreline remains 1-1

46 mins: England make two changes for 2nd half – Sturridge, Vardy in for Kane and Sterling

The small north Wales town of Bala has temporarily renamed itself Bale for the duration of the Euro 2016 in honour of the country’s most famous footballer.

As Indore joins the list of Test centres, here are some nuggets from the city where lunch and tea breaks jostle with gluttony for cricket.