Connor Roberts features for Wales in friendly defeat

3rd June 2021
First team
Connor Roberts France Wales

Connor Roberts played the full game as Wales continued their preparations for Euro 2020 with a friendly defeat to world champions France in Nice.

The Swansea City defender, playing just four days after the play-off final, was named in Rob Page's starting line-up, while Swans colleague Ben Cabango was an unused substitute.

Wales started positively, but suffered a blow when Neco Williams was controversially red-carded after being adjudged to have handled a goal-bound shot.

Danny Ward saved Karim Benzema's resulting penalty, but goals from Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezemann and Ousmane Dembele ultimately gave Les Bleus a 3-0 victory.

Wales now face Albania in Cardiff on Saturday in their final warm-up game before the tournament begins. Their first game in Group A sees them take on Switzerland in Baku on June 12.