Here is England's path through the round of 16 and beyond


On a night of high drama at Euro 2020, Sweden’s late winner against Poland opened up a potentially inviting path to the final for England – if they can beat Germany on Tuesday. 

The winner of that last-16 tie plays the victor of Sweden vs Ukraine in the quarter-final. Then a potentially favourable semi-final draw would see Gareth Southgate’s side go on to play the eventual winner of the other two last-16 clashes in their half of the draw: Wales vs Denmark and Holland vs Czech Republic. 

Meanwhile, the majority of tournament form teams and apparent big guns – including Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France – go in the other half, and can rule out a potential meeting with England until the final. 

At a glance – England’s route through the knockouts

Round of 16 (confirmed) – Tuesday 29 June
England vs Germany

Quarter final (potential) – Saturday 3 July
England vs Sweden/Ukraine

Semi-final (potential) – Wednesday 7 July
England vs winner of (Wales/Denmark) vs (Holland/Czech Republic)

Final (potential) – Sunday 11 July
England vs Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Croatia or Spain 

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Jason Burt’s round of 16 predictions

Wales v Denmark
It would be foolish to write-off Wales and neither would it be a surprise for them to come through this tie given their togetherness and the threat they can pose but Denmark’s 4-1 steamrollering of Russia showed what they are capable of and they appear on a mission after what happened to Christian Eriksen.
Score: 1-2

Italy v Austria
Given their outstanding form, winning all three group games to nil, extending their unbeaten run to 30 games and 11 clean sheets in a row it would be a huge surprise if Italy do not win. They were also able to rest players against Wales. Austria have disappointed –again – in a major tournament and only have David Alaba and Marcel Sabitzer to provide any real quality.
Score: 2-0

Netherlands v Czech Republic
The Dutch have been a bit of a surprise package given the concerns over the absence of Virgil Van Dijk and the concerns over coach Frank de Boer. But they have plenty of goals in them while the Czechs will fight to the end. Could be a game full of goals.
Score: 3-2

Belgium v Portugal
This could be an epic tie. Both nations will fancy their chances and Portugal have the know-how while Belgium have the firepower. Things are falling into place for Belgium, with Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard back, and Romelu Lukaku will back himself to win the shoot-out against Cristiano Ronaldo.
Score: 3-2

Croatia v Spain
After two frustrating draws the floodgates opened for Spain against Slovenia and that will help give them the edge. Not that Croatia will Luka Modric and with their experience can be discounted and they recovered well after losing their opening group game against England. Spain should have too much but it could be tight.
Score: 0-1

France v Switzerland
The favourites have not been at their best – yet – but still won the toughest group. They have prepared well for the knock-out stages and will have far too much for Switzerland who are resilient and organised but do not pose a threat for the World Cup winners. A win even more comfortable than the scoreline would suggest.
Score: 2-0

England v Germany
England will have had a day’s more rest and will be at home but there is no doubt this is a huge step up from what they have faced so far. We also know how much this means and not least for Gareth Southgate. What a way to exorcise the demons of Euro 96. Germany are dangerous but are not the sum of their parts.
Score: 2-1

Sweden v Ukraine
Sweden have been what is expected of them: organised, resilient and able to churn out results. They deservedly won their group to set up a tie which they should win. Ukraine have failed to live up to their billing as dark horses, given their strong record coming into the finals.
Score: 2-1

What is the full round of 16 schedule?

Saturday 26 June
Wales vs Denmark
Italy vs Austria

Sunday 27 June
Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Belgium vs Portugal

Monday 28 June
Croatia vs Spain
France vs Switzerland

Tuesday 29 June
England vs Germany
Sweden vs Ukraine

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