Baggies boss backs home nations at Euro 2016

Tony Pulis has tipped England to reach the last four at Euro 2016 and is “praying” Wales qualify for the knock-out stages.

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The West Brom head coach will travel to France to work as a television pundit during the tournament, while Albion scouts are likely to be in attendance at a number of fixtures.

Pulis believes England could reach the semi-finals despite their struggles in the major events in recent years, having failed to progress beyond the last eight since a semi-final appearance at Euro 96 on home soil.

The Welshman also believes his home country can qualify ahead of Russia and Slovakia in Group B, which also includes the Three Lions, although he believes it will be a big ask for Chris Coleman’s men to emerge from the group stages.

“I think England will do well,” said Pulis, as reported by the Express & Star. “I’m just hoping and praying Wales qualify.

“England will hopefully get through to the semi-finals and if they do they’ve got as good a chance as the other three teams. They’ve got a good group.

“It’s them and Wales to go through and then fingers crossed they can go to the semi-finals. ItÂ’s a toss of the coin then.”

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