Gareth Southgate has a week to prepare his players for their last-16 fixture

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England finish their Euro 2020 Group D games tonight against Czech Republic and, having already qualified for the round of 16, attentions immediately turns to the knockout rounds. 

We know that Gareth Southgate’s side will be in action on either Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, but their next opponent is yet to be confirmed.

Here we look at Euro 2020 permutations including who England could play next.

Who could England play if they top the group, when and at what time?

If England win the group they will face the runner-up in Group F at Wembley next Tuesday at 5pm. 

Final Group F fixtures this Wednesday

  • Germany v Hungary (Munich, 8pm)
  • Portugal v France (Budapest, 8pm)

So, who could they play?

Germany

What needs to happen: Both games to end in a draw, or for France and Germany to both win

Opta’s chance of happening: 42.3%

France

What needs to happen: Germany beat Hungary and France fail to beat Portugal 
Chance of happening: 29.3%

Portugal

What needs to happen: Germany to beat Hungary and Portugal to beat France

Chance of happening: 25.8%

Hungary

What needs to happen: Hungary to beat Germany and France to beat Portugal 

Chance of happening: 2.6%

What would England’s route to the final be from here?

With victory, England would be in the last quarter-final against either the winner of group E (looking likely to be Sweden) vs one of four third-place finishers. A semi-final with Netherlands could be in store, before a final against France.

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Who could England play if they finish second in the group?

If England come second in the group they will face the runner-up in Group E in Copenhagen next Monday at 5pm.

Remaining Group E fixtures this Wednesday

Slovakia v Spain (Seville, 5pm)

Sweden v Poland (St Petersburg, 5pm)

So, who could they play?

Sweden

What needs to happen: Sweden draw with Poland and either Spain or Slovakia win their match 

Chance of happening: 22.4%

Slovakia

What needs to happen: Both games end in a draw or both Sweden and Slovakia win

Chance of happening: 20.2%

Spain

What needs to happen: Spain beat Slovakia and Sweden beat Poland 

Chance of happening: 22.6%

Poland

What needs to happen: Poland beat Sweden and the other game ends in a win for either Spain or Slovakia. A draw in the other game would mean Sweden, Slovakia and Poland being separated on goal difference

Chance of happening: 34.8%

What is England’s route to the final from there?

With victory, England could face France in the quarter-finals, before either Belgium or Italy in the semi-finals.

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If England lose tonight and come third …

This is where it gets complicated. It all depends on which combination of four Groups have third-placed teams qualify for the knockout stages, which will only be known once the final games in Groups E and F take place tomorrow. But there are two possible outcomes. 

England v Holland in Budapest on Sunday at 5pm

This is the most likely opponent for England, with three of the four combinations of Groups seeing England face the Dutch. 

England v the winner of Group E (one of Sweden, Slovakia, Spain or Poland) on Tuesday at 8pm in Glasgow

For this to happen the third-placed teams in both Groups E and F would need to get at least three points and end up with superior goal differences to Ukraine (currently minus-one)

To recap, when is England’s next Euro 2020 game?

If England top the group: England’s last-16 fixture will be held at Wembley on Tuesday, June 29 – so Southgate’s side would have a week to recover following their final group game. 

If England come second in the group: England’s last-16 fixture would be held in Copenhagen on Monday, June 28 – making it six days between games.

If England finish third in the group: England will either play on Sunday in Budapest or Tuesday at 8pm in Glasgow, depending on how the third-place teams finish.

What time is kick-off – and what channel is it on?

If England top the group: The match would kick off at 5pm.

If England are second in the group: The match would also kick off at 5pm.

If England finish third: Either 5pm on Sunday in Budapest or Tuesday at 8pm in Glasgow.

What is the latest England team news?

England may have qualified for the last-16 but their plans have been thrown into chaos after the positive Covid-19 test for Scotland’s Billy Gilmour on Monday. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have been forced to self-isolate over a potential breach of coronavirus protocols that involved chatting to the Scotland midfielder in the Wembley tunnel on Friday.

The FA has confirmed Mount and Chilwell will have to isolate until June 28, so while they might be available for England’s last-16 tie it seems unlikely that they will start, as they would not be able to prepare for the game at all with their team-mates or work on any tactics or team shape.

Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire are both still looking to return to full fitness but will have had another week of training under their belts before the knockout rounds get under way.

What have we said about Euro 2020?

Fancy an in-depth look at all the teams who qualified for the tournament? Then here’s our definitive guide to the 24 countries.

Or do you want to have a go at predicting the knockout rounds – and eventual winner? We’ve got you covered with this Euro 2020 wallchart and predictor.

What are the latest odds for the tournament?

View the latest Euro 2020 betting offers

  • France 7/2
  • Italy 6/1
  • Germany 11/2
  • Belgium 13/2
  • England 7/1
  • Spain 10/1
  • Portugal 10/1
  • Netherlands 12/1

(All odds via Oddschecker)