Euro 2016: Wales have 'obvious' friendly targets - Jonathan Ford

Jonathan Ford and Chris Coleman
FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford with Wales manager Chris Coleman, who was appointed in January 2012

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford says planning has already started for pre-Euro 2016 friendlies.

Wales are in Group B along with England, Russia and Slovakia, whom they face in their opening game on 11 June.

There are two friendly dates designated in March and Ford said a final warm-up match is likely to be staged in May.

"There are some obvious targets that we'll have," Ford said following the draw in Paris.

"We're already talking to a few of the people that are here."

'Whatever happens we'll be friends'

Wales' appearance at next summer's European Championship in France will be the first time they have played at a major finals since the 1958 World Cup.

Chris Coleman's side will face Slovakia in Bordeaux on 11 June, England in Lens on 16 June and Russia in Toulouse on 20 June.

Wales' preparations for Euro 2016 began with November's friendly against the Netherlands at Cardiff City Stadium, which they lost 2-3.

Ford is keen that at least one friendly will be held at home before Wales travel to France.

"It will be important to give the boys a very great send-off," Ford added.

"Of course there are complications at home. There are concerts that happen in the summer at those stadia but we're going to have a look at that.

"We're going to put it together as quickly as possible."

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