England’s potential road to Euro 2020 final with Germany, France and even Wales on the horizon – .

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England’s potential road to Euro 2020 final with Germany, France and even Wales on the horizon – .


England have advanced to the knockout stages of Euro 2020 as Group D winners after Tuesday night’s victory over the Czech Republic.

Gareth Southgate’s side finished with seven points in three matches without conceding a goal, with goals from Raheem Sterling securing slim 1-0 victories over Croatia and the Czechs.

It was an effective but somewhat disappointing group stage campaign for England, who achieved their goal with the minimum of fuss despite a frustrating scoreless draw against Scotland.

The Three Lions will face the finalists in Group F – which has been dubbed this tournament’s “Death Group” in the round of 16 – but that spot won’t be determined until Wednesday night.








England have advanced to the round of 16 of Euro 2020 as Group D winners without conceding a goal
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Who are England’s opponents in the round of 16?

England face the Group F finalists at Wembley at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 29 June.

World champion France currently leads Group F with four points with Germany – winner of the 2014 World Cup – in second place with three points, ahead of third-place Portugal, defending champion, with three points and the Hungary with a point.

If the final day of the group stage comes together, Germany, who have the home advantage, will beat Hungary and France will lead Portugal, meaning Germany will finish second – although that will pass to the France if they draw with Portugal, or even the Portuguese if they win this match.

The convoluted nature of the tournament’s current format – with four of the six teams ranked third – means France already know they have qualified, while Germany only needs a point against Hungary and Portugal must avoid defeat by three goals.

Hungary must beat Germany in Munich to advance to the round of 16.

England’s opponents will likely rest on the outcome of France’s match against Portugal: a victory for France means Germany is likely to be England’s round of 16 opponents, while if the Portugal draw, the Blues will probably be twinned with England. If Cristiano Ronaldo can inspire his nation to victory, they will be England’s opponents, if they are matched with Germany beating Hungary.

Who could face England in the quarter-finals?

England’s round of 16 winners will face the winners of the draw between the winners of Group E and one of the top four teams in third place.

This quarter-final will take place in Rome on Saturday July 3 at 8 p.m.

Sweden currently lead Group E, but the other three teams in this group – Poland, Spain and Slovakia – could still finish as group winners.

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Poland (who are at the bottom of the group with one point) will face Sweden on Wednesday, while Spain (two points) will face Slovakia (three points) in the other game.

The winners of this group will face one of the strongest teams in third place, a squad list that currently includes Switzerland, Finland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal.

England are in the same half of the table as Wales

The winners of this match will play a semi-final against a team in the same half of this draw.

Wales will face Denmark in the round of 16 and the winners of this match will face the winners of the Netherlands and face one of the strongest third teams.

Rob Page’s side moved from Group A to second after taking four points in their matches against Switzerland, Turkey and Italy.

They will face Denmark in Amsterdam at 5 p.m. on Saturday 26 June – the first of the knockout matches.

The winners of these two round of 16 will meet in Baku on Saturday 3 July in the quarter-finals.

England’s possible route to the semi-final could see them face Wales in the last four, but they will have to defeat Denmark in the round of 16 and then the knockout winners of the Netherlands.

Italy, Austria and Belgium are among the confirmed teams that do not appear in this half of the draw.

The incentives for England to reach the final stages of the competition are higher than ever with the semi-finals and final taking place at Wembley.

On Tuesday it was confirmed that Wembley will have a two-thirds capacity for the semi-finals and the final, meaning up to 60,000 fans could attend these matches.

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