Scotland can still qualify despite not scoring in their first two games

Want Euro 2020 news sent straight to your inbox? Sign up to our email updates

Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.Sign UpWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice

Euro 2020's group stage has nearly concluded and Scotland are still in with a shout of qualifying for the knockout round.

Steve Clarke's side opened up their European Championship campaign with a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic despite a good performance, before holding England to a 0-0 draw at Wembley last week to earn their first point.

With the top two teams in each group guaranteed qualification and the four best third-placed teams to go through too, it means Scotland have a chance of qualifying for the next round with a victory against Croatia.

But what exactly do they need to ensure their progression into the next round? Let's take a look.

What results do Scotland need in Group D to qualify?

Che Adams' goals are needed for Scotland to progress
(Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Scotland are currently bottom of the group on goal difference, but are level on points with their next opponents Croatia and three behind the already qualified England and Czech Republic.

But Scotland could still sneak themselves into second place if they win against Croatia and England lose to the Czech Republic with a three goal swing in their favour.

If England and Czech Republic play out a draw between themselves, Scotland can't finish in the top two but a win would move them on to four points with a positive goal difference and that would likely be enough to earn them a route to the next round.

If they draw or lose to Croatia, Scotland will be out.

Read More
Related Articles

  • What channel is Croatia vs Scotland on? Euro 2020 TV and live streaming info

Read More
Related Articles

  • Gareth Southgate laments Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell situation after March vaccine plea

Who will they play if they go through?

If Scotland are able to achieve their task of making it through to the knockout stages, then their opponents would be determined by the position they finish in.

If they were able to sneak a runners-up place in the group, then they would take on the runners up of Group E – which could be any of Spain, Sweden, Poland or Slovakia.

Will Scotland beat Croatia? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

In the more likely scenario that they go through in third place, their potential opponents increase by one.

Group B winners Belgium are added to the equation, while they could also face the winners of Group E with Sweden currently top of the pile on four points. All four teams can currently win the group.

When and where will they play if they go through?

Depending on which position they finish in, Scotland will travel to a different location for their games.

A runners-up spot would see them travel to Copenhagen on Monday June 28th for a 5pm kick-off to take on the Group E winners.

Finishing in third place would see them have less recovery time between games however, as they'd take on Belgium in Seville, Spain on Sunday June 27th with kick-off at 8pm instead.

Scotland will be without Billy Gilmour for their crunch clash against Croatia after he tested positive for COVID-19 following the England draw. The game will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow, with kick-off at 8pm on Tuesday night.