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England's Euro 2020 tournament begins on Sunday with Gareth Southgate's side taking on Croatia at Wembley Stadium.
There's been a lot of excitement about the Three Lions chances with a squad blessed with the likes of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish and more.
But there are several other national teams that also boast squads that including world-class talent and whom are only interested in taking home the trophy on July 11.
World champions France join the likes of Belgium, Germany, Portugal Italy and Spain as nations who all harbour hopes of lifting silverware at Wembley when all i said and done.
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Southgate's side take on Croatia, who beat England in the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, Czech Republic and Scotland in Group D.
Should England win Group D, they will face the runner-up of Group F, which will be one of Portugal, France, Germany or Hungary; this year's Group of Death.
However, if Southgate's men finish as runner-up, they will take on the Group E runner-up, which will be one of Spain, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia – potentially an easier route on paper.
And, England could still qualify for the last-16 if they were to finish third in Group D, but that could be the most difficult route to the final.
So, how far will England go in Euro 2020? And, how will Southgate's side perform against Europe's best?
To find out, Mirror Football simulated the entire Euro 2020 tournament, which meant simulating every single game in the upcoming tournament, to try and predict how England could fare this summer.
Can Southgate lead the Three Lions to glory?
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The simulated UEFA Euro 2020 tournament
Mirror Football simulated the tournament using the official video game of UEFA Euro 2020, Konami's eFootball PES 2021.
To make the simulation as realistic as possible, Mirror Football edited every national team squad to ensure that any players who won't be involved in the tournament are removed from our simulation, this includes players like Sergio Ramos, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Virgil van Dijk and more.
England's starting formation was set to 4-3-3, but this was flexible depending on the match and players available.
This is how Mirror Football's Euro 2020 simulation played out…
England vs Croatia – Sunday June, 13
After dominating the opening stages, England took the lead after just five minutes, with Kane making it 1-0 following a lovely assist from Keiran Trippier.
Just a few minutes later, Jordan Pickford had to be at his very best to deny Ante Rebic, producing a stunning save to keep the score at 1-0.
Kane scored his second of the game on 22 minutes, following a defensive horror show, putting Southgate's side in a great position.
Harry Kane scored England's first goal of Euro 2020 in our simulation
Just after half-time, Luka Modric produced a great pass for Rebic, who made it 2-1 when one-on-one with Pickford.
But England were largely in control of this game throughout, managing the game well and there was even time for a third goal.
Kane turned provider in the 90th minute, assisting substitute Jack Grealish who made it 3-1 and sealed an opening matchday win for the Three Lions.
Full-time score: England 3-1 Croatia
Here are the complete results from the rest of the tournament on Matchday 1;
Matchday 1 Turkey 3 vs 0 Italy Switzerland 1 vs 0 Wales Russia 1 vs 2 Belgium Denmark 2 vs 0 Finland Netherlands 1 vs 1 Ukraine North Macedonia 0 vs 1 Austria England 3 vs 1 Croatia Czech Republic 1 vs 2 Scotland Spain 3 vs 0 Sweden Slovakia 1 vs 1 Poland Hungary 0 vs 0 Portugal Germany 2 vs 0 France England vs Scotland – Friday June, 18
Once again, Kane got England off to a fine start in this game, with the Tottenham star opening the scoring after just eight minutes.
Phil Foden produced an excellent pass to set Raheem Sterling in behind the defence, with the Man City winger crossing for Kane to make it 1-0.
Kane had a great chance to make it 2-0 just minutes later, after connecting well with a header from a corner, but he was thwarted by a great save from David Marshall.
Kane made it 1-0 vs Scotland
Scotland were much improved after this and they were actually in the ascendancy for large periods in this game, but failed to capitalise on their opportunities.
Both teams had decent chances in the second half, but England held on for their second win in a row, although a draw probably would have been a fairer result.
Full-time score: England 1-0 Scotland
Matchday 2 Wales 1 vs 0 Turkey Italy 1 vs 0 Switzerland Belgium 2 vs 1 Denmark Finland 3 vs 1 Russia Austria 3 vs 3 Netherlands Ukraine 3 vs 2 North Macedonia Scotland 0 vs 1 England Croatia 0 vs 1 Czech Republic Poland 2 vs 1 Spain Sweden 2 vs 0 Slovakia France 4 vs 0 Hungary Portugal 0 vs 3 Germany Czech Republic vs England – Tuesday June, 22
England's knack for scoring early continued yet again against the Czech Republic, with full-back Kieran Trippier scoring a brilliant free-kick after just 10 minutes, which had echoes of his effort against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup.
But just five minutes later, West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek equalised following a scramble inside the box after a corner-kick, making it 1-1.
England were dominant but were finding it hard to create any real clear cut chances, that was until the 65th minute.
Substitute Jadon Sancho got the winner after being assisted by Trippier, with the Borussia Dortmund winger finishing inside the six-yard box following a wide free-kick.
Sterling had a great chance to make it 3-1 late on, but his effort sailed wide when he should have done much better.
However, that result made it three wins out of three for England, with Southgate's men having a dream start in Euro 2020.
Full-time score: Czech Republic 1-2 England
Matchday 3 Switzerland 2 vs 2 Turkey Italy 1 vs 0 Wales Russia 2 vs 0 Denmark Finland 1 vs 0 Belgium North Macedonia 0 vs 3 Netherlands Ukraine 0 vs 3 Austria Czech Republic 1 vs 2 England Croatia 1 vs 0 Scotland Slovakia 0 vs 3 Spain Sweden 1 vs 1 Poland Germany 2 vs 0 Hungary Portugal 4 vs 4 France
England's brilliant Group Stage saw them top Group D, but that meant a meeting with the runner-up from Group F.
And in this simulation, that set up a clash with World Cup champions France, who trailed Germany in Group F. Gulp.
Here's how it went.
England vs France – Tuesday June, 29
Unfortunately for England, John Stones missed this game through injury, with Wolves defender Conor Coady replacing him.
But England did get a dose of good fortune as although Kylian Mbappe looked to have made it 1-0 to France after just three minutes, it was ruled out for offside, in what was a very tight call.
France were the better side throughout the first half, but Pickford was keeping them at bay, producing a number of good saves, including a rather speculator stop to keep out Mbappe just before half-time.
In the second half, however, Southgate's side started fast and took a 49th-minute lead, and it was Kane yet again.
Sterling was proving to be a great foil for the Spurs man, setting up Kane with a great cross that flew across the face of goal, allowing the England captain to make it 1-0.
Kane grabbed the opener vs France in the Euro 2020 last-16
And England should have scored a few more, but their finishing wasn't quite up to scratch. Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Sancho all had chances to put England 2-0 up, but in the end, it didn't matter.
A brilliant overall performance from England saw them hold on to claim a sensational 1-0 win in the last-16, against the World Champions no less.
Last 16 full-time score: England 1-0 France
Last 16 Finland 1 vs 2 Switzerland Italy 2 vs 3 Netherlands Germany 5 vs 0 Ukraine Czech Republic 1 vs 4 Poland Spain 4 vs 2 Russia England 1 vs 0 France Austria 5 vs 1 Sweden Turkey 0 vs 2 Belgium
England may had beaten the World Champions, but their quarter-final opponents were just as scary, as Southgate's side faced a clash with Spain.
Spain vs England – Saturday July, 3
England had made a habit out of starting quickly in this tournament, but in this game, Spain gave Southgate's men the runaround for the first 45 minutes.
After dominating possession, former Chelsea star Alvaro Morata made it 1-0 on 21 minutes. But despite creating a number of chances, Spain couldn't make it 2-0 before half-time.
And they would come to regret that just minutes after the restart, with Sterling smashing home an equaliser after being played through on goal by Kane.
England completed a sensational comeback on 57 minutes, with midfielder Declan Rice scoring a header from a Trippier corner.
But Spain fought back almost instantly, with Ferran Torres making it 22 on 61 minutes with a great strike from outside the box.
With no side able to find a winner in 90 minutes, it was on to extra time.
It was a tight and nervy 30 minutes, as you would expect, but it was England who found an extra gear and were able to win the game in the 107th minute.
Marcus Rashford scored a sensational extra-time winner for England vs Spain
Kyle Walker blazed past Jordi Alba and fired in a low cross, which landed at the feet of substitute Rashford, who finished brilliantly into the far corner to make it 3-2.
Cue the celebrations! England were in the Euro 2020 semi-final!
Quarter-final full-time score: England 2-3 Spain (AET)
QFs Switzerland 1 vs 2 (AET) Netherlands Germany 2 vs 0 Poland Spain 2 vs 3 (AET) England Austria 0 vs 3 Belgium
England's semi-final opponents were therefore confirmed, as they faced the No.1 ranked nation in the world…
Only four remained; Netherlands, Germany, England and Belgium.
England vs Belgium – Wednesday July, 7
After their slow start against Spain, England weren't going to make that mistake again. Southgate's side produced their best 45 minutes of the tournament in the first half of this game.
England created a number of great chances, the first fell to Kane on 22 minutes, but Thibaut Courtois parried well. Then Rashford hit the post just seven minutes later, following a great attacking move.
But England did eventually manage to get the goal that their play deserved on 27 minutes, with Phil Foden scoring his first goal of the tournament, finishing well at the back post after being set up by Rashford.
And just before half-time, Kane produced a powerful finish to make it 2-0, with Rashford again the provider. England were in touching distance of the final.
However, Belgium were just as good in the second-half as England were in the first, fighting back and creating loads of problems for Southgate's side.
On 70 minutes, Romelu Lukaku scored his seventh goal of the tournament, finishing superbly from a Kevin De Bruyne pass. At this point, it looked like it was just a matter of time until the Belgian's equalised.
De Bruyne hit the post on 78 minutes, Pickford produced a stunning save on 80 minutes to deny Lukaku and Thorgan Hazard hit the post on 83 minutes, as England rode their luck.
It's miraculous how they did it, but England held on to claim a place in the Euro 2020 final.
SF full-time score: England 2-1 Belgium
SF Netherlands 1 vs 2 Germany England 2 vs 1 Belgium
It was a Euro 2020 final for the ages, with England set to take on historic rivals Germany at Wembley Stadium. Could they?
Germany vs England – Sunday July, 11
England's fast starts were one of the reasons for their success in this simulated tournament, and they were able to do this once again in the final.
With Kane taken down by Hummels in the box after just 10 minutes, England had a great chance to take an early lead from the spot.
However, despite Kane hitting his effort sweetly, Manuel Neuer produced a stunning save to deny the England captain.
But, Kane and England weren't to be denied.
On 18 minutes, Sancho fired an effort at Neuer from the right of the box, which the German parried, but only into the path of Kane, who finished from close range to put England 1-0 up!
Who else but Harry Kane put England in front against Germany in the Euro 2020 final
Following the goal, Germany ramped up the pressure and England surrendered possession, with their only threat coming on the counter.
Germany very nearly found an equaliser on 31 minutes, with Timo Werner connecting with a header from a Leroy Sane cross, but the Chelsea man could only hit the post with the goal gaping. A let off for England.
In the second half, Werner, Kimmich and Sane all had great chances, but a combination of great defending and exceptional goalkeeping was keeping Germany at bay.
England were a real threat on the counter though, with Sterling and Sancho having great chances to make it 2-0, but Neuer was able to deny both players.
Germany threw everything at England in the final minutes, but incredibly, Southgate's men held on.
England were European Champions!
Full-time score: Germany 0-1 England
England were the winners of Euro 2020!
In Mirror Football's eFootball PES 2021 Euro 2020 simulation, England were able to show their exceptional attacking talent, defensive solidity and resilient qualities at all stages.
England beat the likes of Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland, France, Spain, Belgium and Germany to become European Champions, in what was a truly historic tournament win for the Three Lions.
Of course, this is only a simulation of the tournament, but this has got to be a good omen, right?
Come on England, let's bring it home.
For full transparency, here are the complete results of our eFootball PES 2021 Euro 2020 simulation in full:
Matchday 1 Turkey 3 vs 0 Italy Switzerland 1 vs 0 Wales Russia 1 vs 2 Belgium Denmark 2 vs 0 Finland Netherlands 1 vs 1 Ukraine North Macedonia 0 vs 1 Austria England 3 vs 1 Croatia Czech Republic 1 vs 2 Scotland Spain 3 vs 0 Sweden Slovakia 1 vs 1 Poland Hungary 0 vs 0 Portugal Germany 2 vs 0 France
Matchday 2 Wales 1 vs 0 Turkey Italy 1 vs 0 Switzerland Belgium 2 vs 1 Denmark Finland 3 vs 1 Russia Austria 3 vs 3 Netherlands Ukraine 3 vs 2 North Macedonia Scotland 0 vs 1 England Croatia 0 vs 1 Czech Republic Poland 2 vs 1 Spain Sweden 2 vs 0 Slovakia France 4 vs 0 Hungary Portugal 0 vs 3 Germany
Matchday 3 Switzerland 2 vs 2 Turkey Italy 1 vs 0 Wales Russia 2 vs 0 Denmark Finland 1 vs 0 Belgium North Macedonia 0 vs 3 Netherlands Ukraine 0 vs 3 Austria Czech Republic 1 vs 2 England Croatia 1 vs 0 Scotland Slovakia 0 vs 3 Spain Sweden 1 vs 1 Poland Germany 2 vs 0 Hungary Portugal 4 vs 4 France Group A Pts W D L F A GD Italy 6 2 0 1 2 3 -1 Turkey 4 1 1 1 5 3 2 Switzerland (Q) 4 1 1 1 3 3 0 Wales 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1
Group B Pts W D L F A GD Finland 6 2 0 1 4 3 1 Belgium 6 2 0 1 4 3 1 Russia (Q) 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1
Group C Pts W D L F A GD Austria 7 2 1 0 7 3 4 Netherlands 5 1 2 0 7 4 3 Ukraine (Q) 4 1 1 1 4 6 -2 North Macedonia 0 0 0 3 2 7 -5
Group D Pts W D L F A GD England 9 3 0 0 6 2 4 Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 Scotland 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 Croatia 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2
Group E Pts W D L F A GD Spain 6 2 0 1 7 2 5 Poland 5 1 3 0 4 3 1 Sweden (Q) 4 1 1 1 3 4 -1 Slovakia 2 0 1 2 1 6 -5
Group F Pts W D L F A GD Germany 9 3 0 0 7 0 7 France 4 1 2 2 8 6 2 Portugal 2 0 2 1 4 7 -3 Hungary 1 0 1 2 0 6 -6 Last 16 Finland 1 vs 2 Switzerland Italy 2 vs 3 Netherlands Germany 5 vs 0 Ukraine Czech Republic 1 vs 4 Poland Spain 4 vs 2 Russia England 1 vs 0 France Austria 5 vs 1 Sweden Turkey 0 vs 2 Belgium QFs Switzerland 1 vs 2 (AET) Netherlands Germany 2 vs 0 Poland Spain 2 vs 3 (AET) England Austria 0 vs 3 Belgium SF Netherlands 1 vs 2 Germany England 2 vs 1 Belgium Final Germany 0 vs 1 England Top Goalscorers Top Assists LUKAKU (BEL) 7 SANÉ (GER) 6 DEPAY (NED) 7 KANE (ENG) 4 KANE (ENG) 6 IMMOBILE (ITA) 3 MORATA (SPA) 6 BERGHUIS (NED) 3 YILMAZ (TUR) 4 ALBA (SPA) 3 WEGHORST (NED) 4 GNABRY (GER) 3
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