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England’s potential Euro 2020 last-16 opponents ahead of Czech Republic clash

ENGLAND's Euro 2020 campaign hit a snag last night as they failed to beat impressive Scotland at Wembley.

But despite the 0-0 stalemate, the Three Lions remain well placed to go through, potentially as group winners.

The Euros' expansion to 24 countries has convoluted the process of determining your team's second round opponents - with it no longer just being a team from the next group.

So to avoid any unnecessary headaches, SunSport has worked out England's various permutations so that you don't have to.

A win against the Czech Republic on Tuesday night would guarantee progression as group winners for Gareth Southgate's side.

Should that be the case, England would face the runners-up in Group F at Wembley on June 29.

Currently occupying that position is Germany, after their impressive 4-2 defeat of Portugal in Munich.

Going into matchday three, however, France, Portugal and even Hungary could fall or rise to second place, therefore booking themselves a date with the winners of England's group.

France beating Portugal and Hungary upsetting the Germans would see England face the Hungarians in the next round.

Should the Three Lions draw with the Czech Republic they will finish second, cementing a round of 16 clash with the runners-up of Group E in Copenhagen on June 28.


Going into tonight's Spain vs Poland clash, all four teams in Group E could finish second.

Sweden are currently top of the pile with four points, with Slovakia second on three.

Having only yet played one game apiece going into tonight, Spain have one point and Poland are yet to get off the mark at all.

England could yet still come third in Group D, if they lose to the Czech Republic.

Scotland would also have to beat Croatia, while bettering the Three Lions' goal difference.

It would be a tall order for Steve Clarke's side, who currently sit on minus two, with England possessing a plus one goal difference.

Should the Three Lions come third, and provided they would be one of the four best third-placed teams, they could have two different opponents, depending on the other third-placed teams to go through.

One possible route would be a date with the winners of Group C in Budapest on June 27, while the other would see England play the winners of Group E in Glasgow on June 29.

As mentioned, Sweden currently occupy top spot in Group E, ahead of Spain's clash with Poland.

While the Netherlands currently hold top spot in Group C.

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