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Summary

  1. Live updates as fans gear up to watch Wales' first match of Euro 2016 and the team's first in a major tournament in 58 years
  2. Watch coverage of the match on BBC One from 16:00 BST or listen on BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru
  3. Send your pictures to newsonlinepictures@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @BBCWalesNews or find us on Facebook at BBC Wales News

Live Reporting

By Natalie Crockett and Rhiannon Beacham

All times stated are UK

Goodbye, hwyl fawr, au revoir

That's it from us, thank you for all your pictures and videos. For all the latest from the Wales v Slovakia match follow our colleagues at BBC Wales Sport here or watch it live on BBC One Wales.

Wales fan at Cardiff fanzone
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Sea of red shirts

Former Wales international footballer Laura McAllister tweets the scene from Bordeaux and BBC Wales' Alice Perkins provides a picture from Cardiff

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It's getting lively in the Cardiff fanzone

BBC Wales news reporter Alice Perkins

'First for two generations'

Rhys Hughes sent in this picture of his son Ollie and father Rob Hughes.

Ollie and Rob Hughes
Rhys Hughes

Grandfather and grandson, first major tournament for both. The old man was actually born the same year they last qualified.

Rhys Hughes, from Rhondda Cynon Taff

'Historic occassion'

First Minister Carwyn Jones tweets

Tickets at the ready

Chris Evans from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire (right), sent us this selfie with his friends Geraint Coleman and Scott Thomas - both from Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff - before entering the stadium.

Chris Evans from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire (right) sent us this selfie with his friends Geraint Coleman and Scott Thomas -both from Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff - before entering the stadium
Chris Evans

Fun bus

These Wales fans heading to Bordeaux earlier today were in fine spirits and fine voice.

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Getting in the mood

What's your colour?

Wales fans will wear any colour you like, as long as it's red, red or red.

Wales fans in Bordeaux
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'Our duty to make sure everyone knows about Wales'

My husband is a huge football fan so he's very excited [for the game]. For the past two weeks we've had a Welsh CD playing in our car with Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Tom Jones etc. We live in a small town called Andújar in the Andalucía province so it's our duty to make sure everyone knows about Wales. We teach English and I've even used the song "Together Stronger" as part of a class for my teenagers!

Emma Reynolds, from Rhondda Cynon Taff, who will be watching the match with her husband Ian from their home in Spain.
Ian Reynolds and Emma Reynolds
Ian Reynolds

Rivalry? what rivalry?

Max Evans

BBC Wales reporter

 England and Wales fans are arm in arm as they head to the game on the tram in Bordeaux

England and Wales fans arm in arm
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From Merthyr to Bordeaux

These fans who have travelled to France say they are "here for a good time, not a long time".

Fans from Merthyr Tydfil arriving in Bordeaux
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C'mon boys!

Fans in Cardiff's Cooper Field are hoping for a Wales victory today

Wales fans in Cardiff
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It's getting busy in Bordeaux

Warm up

The Wales players are on the pitch already, but what's so funny Gareth Bale?

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Swapping shirts for skirts

Welsh fans acclimatize to the Bordeaux weather by leaving their trousers at home. 

wales fans wearing Welsh lady costumes
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The commentators are ready to begin

Are you ready?

BBC Radio Cymru presenter Tommo is.

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Wales international goalkeeper Jo Price will be watching with her nephews

Scarlets' hooker's good luck message

Wide open space

It's all quiet in the Bordeaux fanzone too

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Give me hope...

Neil Watkins, 30, of Pontypridd, is hoping Joe Allen will come good for Wales today.

Neil Watkins with a Joe Allen flag
Neil Watkins

Practice makes perfect

And another prediction of a win for Wales

Bags advice

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fans being searched at the stadium
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Security staff will search each fan as they reach the stadium this afternoon

Wrong place, wrong time...

Ryan from England is a bit lost...

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Paralympic champion wishes team well

'Packed like sardines'

fans tightly packed on a tram in Bordeaux
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The atmosphere on the tram is electric. Constant singing, lots of passers-by waving and cheering

Natalie Grice, on her way to the stadium in Bordeaux.

Start them young...

Sarah Garrod sent us this picture of her daughter Elin who will be cheering on the boys from Broughton in Flintshire. 

Baby Elin getting ready for the Wales game
Sarah Garrod

Fanzone slow to fill up

Not far to go now...

Flying the flag in China

Score prediction

BBC Wales news reporter Max Evans tweets

'Lifetime of waiting'

Wales striker views the pitch he'll soon be playing on

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Rammed trams

Fans are reporting large queues to board trams to the stadium in Bordeaux with just under two hours to kick-off

fans queueing for trams
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Painting the town red

Bordeaux is awash with red shirts as Wales football fans enjoy the sights ahead of today's game 

Wales fans in Bordaeux
Neil Watkins
Wales fans in Bordeaux
Neil Watkins
Wales fans in Bordeaux
Neil Watkins

High hopes

BBC Wales news reporter Max Evans tweets

Painted faces

Fans in the Welsh capital eagerly await the start of the match

On the way to the stadium

BBC Wales reporter Cemlyn Davies has a sing-song with Wales fans on a packed tram heading to the stadium

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