How far can Wales go at Euro 2016?

By Dafydd PritchardBBC Wales Sport
Chris Coleman

Wales' appearance at Euro 2016 will be their first at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

The Welsh talisman Gareth Bale believes they have a "great chance" to win it and legendary former France forward Thierry Henry thinks so too.

But how realistic is it to believe they could emulate the likes of Denmark and Greece in becoming unlikely European champions?

BBC Wales Sport looks at the hurdles Wales will face in France and the possible routes they could take to the final in Paris.

Wales' Group B opponents

England (top seeds)
Manager: Roy HodgsonCaptain: Wayne Rooney
Best Euro result: Third place, 1968 / semi-finals, 1996Qualification: Group E winners (10 wins, no draws, no defeats)
Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is England's record goal-scorer with 51 from 109 appearances
Russia (second seeds)
Manager: Leonid SlutskyCaptain: Roman Shirokov
Best Euro result: Third in 2008 (Champions as part of Soviet Union in 1960)Qualification: Group G runners-up behind Austria (six wins, two draws, two defeats)
Vadim Evseev (left) with Ryan Giggs
Vadim Evseev (left) scored Russia's winner as they beat Ryan Giggs' Wales in a Euro 2004 play-off in Euro 2003
Slovakia (third seeds)
Manager: Jan KozakCaptain: Martin Skrtel
Best Euro result: Debut appearance (Champions as part of Czechoslovakia in 1976)Qualification: Group C runners-up behind Spain (seven wins, one draw, two defeats)
Martin Skrtel
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel will captain Slovakia at Euro 2016

Wales' group matches

Wales v Slovakia, 11 June (kick-off: 15:00 BST), Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (capacity: 42,000) - live on BBC TV

England v Wales, 16 June (kick-off: 14:00 BST), Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens (capacity: 35,000) - live on BBC TV

Russia v Wales, 20 June (kick-off: 20:00 BST), Stadium Municipal, Toulouse (capacity: 33,000) - live on ITV

Wales' possible route to the final

Wales' route to Euro 2016 finals