England have managed top Group D of the European Championship after beating the Czech Republic 1-0 on Tuesday night.
The Three Lions had already secured qualification to the knockout stages courtesy of the results on Monday but they needed to pick up three points in their final group game to be able to finish as the group toppers.
It was another 1-0 win for England as Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the match in the 12th minute and then they managed to hold onto that slender lead. England were nowhere at the top of their game on Tuesday but manager Gareth Southgate has boldly admitted that there’s more to come from this English side.
“There is more to come from us, definitely,” Southgate said, as per Sky Sports. “We’re not fluent but we have moments where we are a good side. We are still improving. We look difficult to play against.
“We haven’t scored from a set play yet. I know people laugh about us only scoring from set plays but they are crucial in big matches and we have to get those nailed. We wanted to win the group, we wanted to stay at Wembley and we will wait and see who we play tomorrow.
“They are different sorts of tests but there are a lot of good things we are doing.
“We have managed to get most of the squad into games, 90 minutes for Harry Maguire which was important, Hendo [Jordan Henderson] got 45 minutes which was a real step forward. There were a lot of positives for us.”
When and where will the Round of 16 games be played?
The Round of 16 games will be played on Saturday, June 26th, Sunday, June 27th, Monday, June 28th, and Tuesday, June 29th.
The venues will be London (2 matches), Budapest, Seville, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Copenhagen.
Who will England face in the last-16?
With that win against the Czech Republic England have managed to top Group D meaning they will retain home advantage when they take on their opponent on June 29th, Tuesday.
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The Three Lions are scheduled to face the runners-up from Group F, which as it stands, are going to be Germany.
The final Group F games will be played on Wednesday and it’s going to be one hell of a battle. France are the current toppers in that group but realistically, all four sides have an equal chance of finishing second. So the opponent for England will only be known when these matches are over.
Portugal will take on France at the Ferenc Puskás stadium while Germany host Hungary at the Allianz Arena.
Germany drew their group game vs Hungary 2-2 meaning they have finished second in Group F with four points. England will take on Germany in the Round of 16 on the 29th of June at the Wembley Stadium.