Uruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates his team’s second goal at the Samara Arena. Photograph: Getty Images

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Stephen Kenny and the Dundalk squad train at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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Aaron Ramsey is congratulated by  Wales team-mate James Chester  after opening the scoring in the Euro 2016 Group B game against Russia at  Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Slovakia’s  Marek Hamsik  celebrates his goal during the Euro 2016 against Russia. Photo: Getty Images

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