England now guaranteed to QUALIFY for Euro 2020 knockout stages

England QUALIFY for Euro 2020 knockout stages after Ukraine and Finland both finish third in their groups with three points, meaning that even if Gareth Southgate’s side lose to Czechs they will reach last-16

  • Monday night’s results mean England are now guaranteed a spot in Euros last 16
  • Ukraine and Finland have both finished third in their groups with three points
  • England already have four points and can only finish as low as third in Group D
  • Only two third-placed teams won’t make it through and England can’t be one
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

England are guaranteed to reach the knockout stages of Euro 2020 after results elsewhere ensured they will at worst qualify for the last-16 as a best third-placed team.

Three groups have now been completed, with Ukraine and Finland both ending with three points in third place of their respective groups.

Of the six groups in total, four third-placed teams will go through and with England already having four points they are now unable to miss out as a third-placed team.

Gareth Southgate’s England are now mathematically guaranteed to reach the last 16 of Euros

England have four points, meaning their worst-case scenario is to go through in third place

Third is the worst position Gareth Southgate’s men can finish in Group D, so it is now impossible for the Three Lions to crash out in the group stages of the tournament.

It is also good news for the Czech Republic, France and Sweden, who are all now in the same position and unable to go out in the group stages of the Euros.

That said, the news is unlikely to see England take their foot off the gas at Wembley on Tuesday night, as they look for a second win of the group stages against the Czech Republic.

Finland lost to Belgium on Monday night, taking their final Group B tally to just three points

Ukraine finish their group in third place with three points, while England have four already

England won their opening match of the tournament 1-0 against Croatia with Raheem Sterling scoring the only goal, before a drab 0-0 against Scotland followed on Friday night. 

The results on Monday night also means that if Scotland beat Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday, they will be guaranteed to go through, with their tally of four points impossible to be worse than Ukraine and Finland’s three points.

Steve Clarke’s side will be without star man Billy Gilmour, though, after he tested positive for Covid-19 in the aftermath of the England game. 

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