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Reading FC International Roundup June 12

Here's how Reading FC stars past and present have fared during the first few days of Europe's premier International extravaganza.

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First of all, we very much hope that any Reading fans in France have managed to stay safe during what's been a pretty awful few days away from the action on the pitch.

Euro 2016

On the pitch and there's only one story in town, Wales scoring a massive opening game victory over Slovakia to take a massive step towards the last 16. Chris Gunter played the full 90 minutes for Chris Coleman's side but it was the introduction of Hal Robson-Kanu that stole the headlines as the former Royal probably added a few quid to his next contract by scoring a late winner. HRK has already told Sky Sports News that he's 'aware of the interest in him' as fans of just about every other club take to social media saying they hope to sign him this summer. Still, those personal glories must seem small fry to the man who won back-to-back Tilehurst End Podcast underachiever awards in 2014 & 15. Simon Church didn't make it off the bench.

Elsewhere and former Reading loanee Ryan Bertrand was an unused sub as England did their best impression of England by conceding a late goal to draw with Russia.

On Sunday evening, Oliver Norwood lined up for Northern Ireland alongside another former Royal in Chris Baird as they began their campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Poland.

Tomorrow it'll be the turn of midfielder Stephen Quinn to show the world why he's my favourite Reading player of the current squad, while Shane Long will hopefully repeat his goalscoring heroics against Germany as the Republic of Ireland take on Sweden.

Copa America

The Copa America dream is over for Garath McCleary as two defeats for Jamaica have ended their hopes of qualifying for the last eight at the special Copa tournament in the US. McCleary started both the 1-0 defeat to Venezuala and 2-0 defeat to Mexico, with only a dead rubber against Uruguay to come. Former Royals Jobi McAnuff, Adrian Mariappa and Michael Hector have also featured at the tournament so far but an early exit will be welcomed by Reading fans who've seen McCleary frequently return from International duty with injuries.

That's your lot for today, we'll be back with another roundup towards the middle of next week.