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Friday 18 June matches results
Group E: Sweden 1-0 Slovakia (St Petersburg)
Group D: Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic (Glasgow)
Group D: England 0-0 Scotland (London)
Sweden 1-0 Slovakia: Emil Forsberg penalty puts Sweden in strong position in Euro 2020 Group E
Report as Emil Forsberg pen gives Sweden victory; Sweden's four points should be enough to guarantee them a spot in the last 16, while Slovakia, on three points, have work to do ahead of their final Group E clash against Spain, according to Sky Sports.
Emil Forsberg's late penalty put Sweden in a strong position to qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2020 with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in St Petersburg.
After a poor first half, the worst 45 minutes of play in the tournament so far, Sweden upped the ante in the second half as Martin Dubravka made a superb stop from Ludwig Augustinsson's header.
Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka then gave away a penalty, fouling substitute Robin Quaison in the box, allowing Forsberg to step up and score (77).
Sweden's four points should be enough to guarantee them a spot in the last 16, while Slovakia, on three points, have work to do ahead of their final Group E clash against Spain.
How Sweden finally got going to earn vital win
The first half was a drab affair, lacking in clear-cut chances and much quality, with Slovakia aware that a draw would almost guarantee passage into the last 16.
Sweden, who registered more passes after 31 minutes than they had in the entire 90 minutes in the draw against Spain, still showed very little in attacking areas, while Marek Hamsik blazed over for Slovakia from the edge of the box.
Even the referee had enough, calling a halt to the first half without any stoppage time.
But Sweden came to life after the break, as Slovakia sat further back. First, Dubravka produced a quite stunning save to deny Augustinsson's far-post header from Seb Larsson's delivery, before defender Marcus Danielson headed over in a good position from the resulting corner.
The impressive Alexander Isak looked to force an opener, heading over the bar from Mikael Lustig's cross, then skipping past no less than four challenges before being denied by Dubravka's near-post stop from the edge of the box, for what would have been one of the goals of the tournament so far.
For all of Dubravka's fine work, it was the goalkeeper who contributed to Sweden's opener, catching Quaison as he ran through on goal. Dubravka guessed correctly to his left, but Forsberg's superb penalty was too good for him.
Slovakia had to change gears, having sat back negatively for the majority of the game, and though they put late pressure on Sweden's goal, they could not find the leveller.
Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic: Patrik Schick scores again as Group D qualification goes down to the wire
Match report as Patrik Schick takes the lead in the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race after scoring penalty; VAR awarded Czech Republic the spot-kick after Dejan Lovren was controversially penalised for catching Schick in the face; Superb Ivan Perisic goal equalises for Croatia, as reported by Sky Sports.
Patrik Schick scored his third goal of Euro 2020, although in controversial circumstances, as the Czech Republic drew 1-1 with Croatia in Group D.
The Czech Republic striker has taken the lead in the race for the Golden Boot after firing home from the penalty spot (37), but it came after the first real moment of VAR controversy we have seen at the tournament.
Returning centre-back Dejan Lovren was penalised for inadvertently catching Schick in the face as the pair jumped during a Czech Republic corner. VAR intervened and after a check of the pitchside monitor, referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande awarded the penalty.
But Croatia hit back almost immediately after half-time after a wonderful solo effort from Ivan Perisic. Both sides had chances as the half wore on, with Nikola Vlasic missing the best chance to win it when he skied an effort across the face of goal.
The point apiece means qualification from Group D remains wide open, with much resting on England vs Scotland later on Friday.
England 0-0 Scotland match highlights
As reported by Bein Sports, England failed to make absolutely certain of a spot in the knockout phase of Euro 2020 as they were held to a 0-0 draw by bitter rivals Scotland at Wembley on Friday.
The Three Lions went into the contest as favourites, particularly given the two teams' contrasting fortunes on matchday one, but Scotland produced a spirited performance to secure a point from what was the first goalless match between the old rivals in 33 meetings at Wembley.
Scotland had more clear chances than England in a gruelling – albeit unspectacular – first half, though the best opportunity came the way of John Stones, who nodded onto the upright.
|Scotland players deny Declan Rice in a late goalmouth scramble at Wembley. (Photo: Guardian)|
Otherwise, though, England were largely unimpressive going forward, with Harry Kane particularly disappointing as Gareth Southgate's men were unable to find a winner, the draw meaning both teams have work to do on matchday three.
Stones was in the thick of frantic early action as he first crucially blocked a potentially goal-bound Che Adams shot before then having a header cannon back off the post at the other end.
England's only other clear chances of the first half were ultimately irrelevant as Kane and Phil Foden strayed offside while narrowly missing the target, making it the first competitive match since November 2014 in which the Three Lions failed to get a first-half shot on target.
Scotland did create one other great opportunity, though, with Stephen O'Donnell latching on to Andrew Robertson's cross and seeing Jordan Pickford parry his volley.
Mason Mount tried to take matters into his own hands soon after the restart, his fierce 20-yard effort turned away from the bottom-left corner by David Marshall.
Reece James then headed clear a dangerous-looking Lyndon Dykes effort shortly after, though replays did suggest his effort was going to at most hit the post rather than find the net.
England desperately piled men forward towards the end, but there was little direction to their attacks and Scotland held them at bay.
Euro 2020 Results, Fixtures in Full - the group stage
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Friday 11 June
Group A: Turkey 0-3 Italy (Rome)
Saturday 12 June
Group A: Wales 1-1 Switzerland (Baku)
Group B: Denmark 0-1 Finland (Copenhagen)
Group B: Belgium 3-0 Russia (St Petersburg)
Sunday 13 June
Group D: England 1-0 Croatia (London)
Group C: Austria 3-1 North Macedonia (Bucharest)
Group C: Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine (Amsterdam)
Monday 14 June
Group D: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic (Glasgow)
Group E: Poland 1-2 Slovakia (St Petersburg)
Group E: Spain 0-0 Sweden (Seville)
Tuesday 15 June
Group F: Hungary 0-3 Portugal (Budapest)
Group F: France 1-0 Germany (Munich)
Wednesday 16 June
Group B: Finland 0-1 Russia (St Petersburg)
Group A: Turkey 2-0 Wales (Baku)
Group A: Italy 3-0 Switzerland (Rome)
Thursday 17 June
Group C: Ukraine 2-1 North Macedonia (Bucharest)
Group B: Denmark 1-2 Belgium (Copenhagen)
Group C: Netherlands 2-0 Austria (Amsterdam)Upcoming matches
|Photo: Times of India|
Saturday 19 June
Group F: Hungary vs France (15:00, Budapest)
Group F: Portugal vs Germany (18:00, Munich)
Group E: Spain vs Poland (21:00, Seville)
Sunday 20 June
Group A: Italy vs Wales (18:00, Rome)
Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (18:00, Baku)
Monday 21 June
Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (18:00, Amsterdam)
Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (18:00, Bucharst)
Group B: Russia vs Denmark (21:00, Copenhagen)
Group B: Finland vs Belgium (21:00, St Petersburg)
Tuesday 22 June
Group D: Czech Republic vs England (21:00, London)
Group D: Croatia vs Scotland (21:00, Glasgow)
Wednesday 23 June
Group E: Slovakia vs Spain (18:00, Seville)
Group E: Sweden vs Poland (18:00, St Petersburg)
Group F: Germany vs Hungary (21:00, Munich)
Group F: Portugal v France (21:00, Budapest)
The top two in each group plus four best third-placed teams go through.
Round of 16
Saturday 26 June
1: 2A vs 2B (18:00, Amsterdam)
2: 1A vs 2C (21:00, London)
Sunday 27 June
3: 1C vs 3D/E/F (18:00, Budapest)
4: 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (21:00, Seville)
Monday 28 June
5: 2D vs 2E (18:00, Copenhagen)
6: 1F vs 3A/B/C (21:00, Bucharest)
Tuesday 29 June
7: 1D vs 2F (18:00, London)
8: 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (21:00, Glasgow)
2 July 2021
Quarter-final 1: Round of 16 tie 6 winner vs Round of 16 tie 5 winner
Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Quarter-final 2: Round of 16 tie 4 winner vs Round of 16 tie 2 winner
Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
3 July 2021
Quarter-final 3: Round of 16 tie 3 winner vs Round of 16 tie 1 winner
Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
Quarter-final 4: Round of 16 tie 8 winner vs Round of 16 tie 7 winner
Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
|Photo: Chengdu Expat|
July 6 2021
Semi-final 1: Quarter-final 2 winner vs Quarter-final 1 winner
Wembley Stadium, London, England
July 7 2021
Semi-final 2: Quarter-final 4 winner vs Quarter-final 3 winner
Wembley Stadium, London, England
July 11 2021
Final: Semi-final 1 winner vs Semi-final 2 winner
8pm BST, live on BBC and ITV
Wembley Stadium, London, England
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