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[Last Encounter]Czech Republic vs England and Croatia vs Scotland, Euro 2020: Final score, goals and reactions

2021-06-28

Hello everyone and welcome to this Tuesday’s Euro 2020 live blog. We have two fixtures this Tuesday – Czech Republic vs England and Croatia vs Scotland – which both get underway at 21:00 CEST. On this blog, we’ll have updates from those matches as well as all the build-up, previews, team news and updates from across the tournament.

A Raheem Sterling goal in the first half was enough for England to defeat the Czech Republic 1-0 and clinch Group D’s top spot after going unbeaten in the first stage of the 2020 European Championship.

Read the full Czech Republic vs England match report, here

Nikola Vlasic put Croatia ahead before Scotland levelled just before the break through Callum McGregor, yet a brilliant Luka Modric strike and an Ivan Perisic header rounded off a 3-1 victory which clinched Croatia’s qualification to the next round of the European Championship.

Read the full Croatia vs Scotland match report, here.

England are 1-0 up thanks to Raheem Sterling’s early header, after having hit the post with a lob in the opening minutes. It’s a far better display from the Three Lions than the one seen against Scotland.

Croatia took the lead against Scotland through Nikola Vlasic, but McGregor’s strike three minutes before half-time leaves the must-win encounter for both sides finely poised.

You can stay up to date with everything that is happening in both games via our live blog, here.

Two massive games await to conclude Group D, and you can follow all the action as it happens from both England vs Czech Republic and Scotland vs Croatia via our dedicated live blog, here

Croatia make four changes to the line-up that drew with the Czech Republic. Atletico Madrid’s Sime Vrsaljko is replaced by Josip Juranovic while Nikola Vlasic and Bruno Petkovic are handed their first starts of Euro 2020.

Croatia’s starting line-up: Livakovic, Juranovic, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol, Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic, Vlasic, Perisic, Petkovic.

The big loss for Scotland is of course Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19 after the England encounter, which rules him out of the crunch game. The Chelsea youngster is replaced by Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong.

Scotland starting line-up: Marshall, O’Donnell, Hanley, Tierney; Armstrong, McTominay, McGregor, McGinn, Robertson, Dykes, Adams.

The big news for the Czech Republic is that star striker Patrik Schick is fit to start after picking up a knock in their last encounter against Croatia. England fans will also be wary of Tomas Soucek, who is a well-known threat from his displays for West Ham last season.

Czech Republic’s starting XI: Vaclik, Coufal, Celustika, Kalas, Boril, Soucek, Holes, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick.

There are a total of four changes to the England side from the draw with Scotland. Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish come in for Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Mason Mount and Phil Foden.

Jadon Sancho still can’t get a game for Gareth Southgate this European Championship, while Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are ruled out as they came into contact with Billy Gilmour after the Scotland game, who later tested positive for COVID-19.

England’s last game against Scotland threw up plenty of question marks about the Three Lions, so much so that even Harry Kane’s presence in the starting line-up has come under scrutiny. The Tottenham striker has touched the ball just six times in the opposition area over the course of the two games, and he has even been substituted on both ocassions. Yet he is still undoubtedly England’s best goal scorer. Should he start, or could the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Marcus Rashford get a shot?

Patrick Schick has already grabbed three goals from the Czech Republic’s first two games at Euro 2020, so he will be looking to add to his tally tonight when his side face England at Wembley Stadium.

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After the news that UEFA will not allow the Allianz Arena to be lit up in the colours of the rainbow to show support for the LGBTQ community during Germany’s match against Hungary at Euro 2020, Hertha Berlin have published a tweet stating that they will light up their stadium at the time of kick off.

England have revealed that midfielder Mason Mount and left-back Ben Chilwell will have to isolate until Monday, June 28, after being in close contact with Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

UEFA have turned down Germany’s request to light up the Allianz Arena in the LGBTQ colours for their match against Hungary, as they deem this to be a political act. It is worth noting that Hungary’s parliament recently passed a law banning gay people from featuring in school educational materials or TV shows for under-18s.