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HRVATSKA and England have 1 extra day worth of rest during the Group Stage
England and Scotland are both host countries for Euro 2020



From UEFA.com Group D guide - UEFA EURO 2020 Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic

England
Coach: Gareth Southgate

Best remembered for his EURO '96 semi-final penalty miss until he took to reviving his country's fortunes from the dugout.

Draw reaction: "The fact we’ve lost to both [Croatia and Czech Republic] is important for our mentality, because it would be easy to be complacent given we’re at home, given we have also beaten these teams. But we know the quality that Croatia have, and we know that Czech Republic were hugely improved from when we played them at Wembley [England winning 5-0] to when we played them in Prague [the Czechs winning 2-1]."

Key player: Harry Kane
His country's captain and talismanic striker, Kane remains integral to Southgate's plans despite the emergence of an exciting crop of youngsters.

One to watch: Jadon Sancho
England have arguably not had a player since Wayne Rooney who was this advanced in his development at such a young age; forward Sancho continues to grow at Dortmund.

Did you know?
The Three Lions were 43 successive European Championship and World Cup qualifiers without defeat until October 2019's loss to the Czechs.


Scotland
Coach: Steve Clarke

The former Chelsea defender started his coaching life as Ruud Gullit’s assistant at Newcastle United in 1998. He took the Scotland helm in May 2019 after a fruitful tenure at Kilmarnock.

Key player: John McGinn
An old-fashioned Scottish midfielder, McGinn is a quality player who brings more to the side than his ability to tackle and pass. His enthusiasm and tenacity drives them on. The Aston Villa man is also a threat when he gets into the opposition box.

One to watch: Lyndon *****
The striker followed his "gut and heart" in choosing Scotland over Australia and made an immediate impression with two goals his first five outings. His aerial presence, pace, touch and finishing mark him out as a danger to any back line.

Did you know?
Scotland also faced England at Wembley at their last EURO finals in 1996.


Czech Republic
Coach: Jaroslav Šilhavý

Holder of the record for most Czech top-flight appearances (465), the 59-year-old won two championships as coach before taking the Czech job in September 2018.

Draw reaction: "We have played against England [in qualifying] – at Wembley it was bad [a 5-0 loss], in Prague it was superb [a 2-1 win]. We will see what happens this time around. It’s at Wembley again: we are going to try to get a better result than in qualifying. England and Croatia were both semi-finalists at the last World Cup. They are very strong teams. Even so, we are going to prepare very well and we want to qualify."

Key player: Vladimír Darida
All-action midfielder who plies his trade at Hertha Berlin, he leads by example and inspired the surprise qualifying victory over England.

One to watch: Tomáš Souček
The beating heart of the Czech midfield redefines what it means to have "good feet for a big man". Czech player of season 2018/19, when Slavia Praha won the title, and voted No1 by journalists in 2020, he is now catching the eye at West Ham.

Did you know?
Czech Republic are ever-present at the UEFA European Championship as an independent nation, reaching seven successive final tournaments.
 

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Yea every games will be tough.
I think we will have to beat the czech and tie scotland or beat scotland and tie the czech to reach round 16.
 

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Trent Alexander Arnold is injured, he came off the pitch at the 88 mins. Southgate has said that we'll know if his injury is serious or not in the next 48 hours.

So England NT still have Walker and Trippier for the RB position...
 

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Apart that, Southgate has experimented some new things in his lineup, with Trippier on the left flank. But also with Grealish behind Kane, and Coady from Wolverhampton in the central defense with Mings from Aston Villa.

They have a very promising and dynamic team! This battle against them will be tough but very interesting to see!!
 

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They've also got James. Both James and Walker can play on the right side of a 3-man defence so picking four RBs isn't as ridiculous as it seems.
 

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They've also got James. Both James and Walker can play on the right side of a 3-man defence so picking four RBs isn't as ridiculous as it seems.
Yep, and Southgate also have the option to play with Walker in the central defense with a 3-5-2, as he did few weeks ago.

I think it's clear that he wants to play all his best player in the same time, and this is the reason why he have actually 4 RB. So, Chilwell absence is also the reason of the Trippier presence on the LB. But this will be interesting to notice what Southgate will do in his next friendly match (against Roumania) with the return of the Chelsea players.
 

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I am more concerned about us than about Scotland or Czech level.
If we can bring back what we showed in qualifiers against Slovakia Hungary and Wales we will get the points needed.
If we can't we will go back home.
 

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I’ll say it now if the Scotland game is a must win we won’t do it, though neither team looks impressive, both fairly physical with the Czechs slightly better in the ball
 

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I think that we will reach round 16 but we need to get our shit right.
We give less opportunities to score than these teams do and i think we have more talent on the pitch.
 

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The worst scenario is front of us, with the Czechs win, we need a win (but against a side who can play defensively against us and being happy by a draw, because they'll be automatically qualified).

We really must to move our ass, and show our quality and desire to win this match!
 
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Czech played counter attack against Scotland after opening the score and Scotland had at least 5-6 big chances their gk saved their asses several times.
We were way tougher to break against England than they were against Scotland.
Our players have to wake up that's it.
 
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