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England qualify for Euro knockout, Scotland still need a win

England have qualified for the Euro 2020 knockout phase, as a result of Monday night’s results within Groups B and C

Gareth Southgate’s England team is now guaranteed to finish Euro 2020 as, at worst, one of the four best teams in third-place.

The Scots will have to beat Croatia at Hampden Park if they are to progress to the last 16 of the tournament.

The Three Lions sit second heading into Tuesday’s Group D decider against the Czech Republic, who are also now on four points but boast a superior goal difference.

England need to win at Wembley to go through as group winners and a positive result is required to finish in the top two, but any stress over qualification has been removed by results elsewhere.

This comes after footballer Christian Eriksen has thanked well-wishers from around the world after suffering a cardiac arrest during his team’s Euro 2020 game.

The four best third-placed teams from the six groups at the rearranged Euros progress to the round of 16.

Monday’s results saw Ukraine and Finland finish third in their respective groups on three points apiece, meaning that if England did slip to that place they would still go through.

Switzerland, Sweden, Czech Republic and France are also through to the last 16.

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Meanwhile, England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are isolating after coming into contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour during Friday’s Euro 2020 match between the two countries.

Gilmour is also isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. His Scotland teammates are not in isolation, however.

Southgate said there was “quite a doubt” that Chilwell and Mount, Chelsea teammates of Gilmour, would be available to play against the Czech Republic.

Scotland go into their last group D game, without Gilmour, but with their fate in their own hands. However, only a win against Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday will be enough for them to progress to the knockout stage.

Wales will face Denmark in the last 16, after an emotional night in Copenhagen saw the Danes beat Russia 4-1.

This comes after Up to 10,000 fans from Japan will be allowed to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues, despite many warnings from the country’s health bosses.

The Prime Minister of Italy wants the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley Stadium as a result of of Britain’s rising cases of infection of the coronavirus.

Mario Draghi has said that he wanted the game to be held in Rome rather than at Wembley Stadium in London.

“Yes… I will try to stop the final being held in a country where infections are rising quickly,” he said.

“I advocate that the final should not take place in a country in which the risk of infection is very big,” The Italian Prime Minister said ahead of a meeting with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.

Eve Cooper
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