England have formally certified for the final 16 of the European Championship and finish Group D as winners.
Regardless of underperforming within the 0-Zero draw with Scotland on Friday night time, Gareth Southgate’s facet picked up 4 factors from their first two video games to progress to the knockout stage early.
At Euro 2020, in addition to the highest two groups in each group, 4 of the six third-placed groups can even qualify for the knockout phases.
These groups shall be ranked based mostly on their group campaigns, with the 2 worst performing sides dropping out.
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The subsequent query to reply is: Who will England face within the final 16?
Now Southgate’s males have topped Group D, they face whoever finishes second in Group F – which could possibly be any of France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary – subsequent Tuesday at Wembley.
Raheem Sterling instructed talkSPORT, he and his England teammates usually are not fazed by a possible match towards the world champions, insisting they must play the perfect to win the match.
These sentiments had been echoed by Harry Maguire, who stated the gamers can be watching the sport collectively at St George’s Park, including all they had been targeted on was ending in first place.
And whereas Harry Kane just isn’t firing, the defence is doing effectively, maintaining three clear sheets of their group video games.
It’s simply the third time they’ve completed a significant championship group stage (following 1966 and 1982) and managed to maintain clear sheets.
Additionally they occurred to win the World Cup within the former!