Euro 2020: Who England, Scotland & Wales could play next

There's all to play for heading into the knockout stages of the competition, but who could face who?

Matthew Crist

The picture may be somewhat clearer for Wales, but as for England and Scotland it’s anything but heading into their last group game fixtures of  Euro 2020.

Robert Page’s side secured second place in Group A, despite a 1-0 loss to Italy and will play Denmark in Amsterdam on Saturday evening.

England have qualified for the last 16 of Euro 2020 24 hours before playing their final Group D game against the Czech Republic.


The Three Lions have picked up four points from their two games thus far – beating Croatia and drawing with Scotland.

But results on Monday night mean England will at least advance to the knockout stages courtesy of the best third place system – but where they will finish in Group D and who hey will face next is still not confirmed.

As for Scotland, their game against Croatia on Tuesday night is a must-win fixture following a defeat to Czech Republic and a well-earned point at Wembley against England.


Jack Grealish England

England must beat the Czech Republic to win the group, anything less will see the Czech’s win the group after their impressive start to the tournament.

Even if they lose, Southgate’s men cannot finish below Croatia as the group is decided on head-to-head before goal difference, and they won their opening match 1-0 at Wembley.

A win on Tuesday would see England top their group, meaning they would face the team who finish second in Group F – the so-called ‘Group of Death’ which contains France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

If they finish second, they will play their round of 16 game in Copenhagen against the team that finishes second in Group E, which contains Sweden, Slovakia, Spain and Poland.

Slovakia are currently in second place but this does seem like a preferable draw, although England would then likely have to play France or Portugal in the quarter-finals in St Petersburg.


Scotland have to beat Croatia in their final group game to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

Having lost to the Czechs, they cannot finish above them, but four points should be enough to secure them a best third place spot – as it was for four teams in 2016.

Croatia are in the same situation as Scotland so will also be going all out for a win but if Scotland do get all three points and make it through, they will likely face the winner of Group E at Hampden Park.

That’s Sweden, Slovakia, Spain and Poland, with Sweden currently leading the way. Beat them and the winner of the group of death should await in the last eight.


Despite their loss to Italy on Sunday, Wales secured second place in Group A courtesy of goal difference, meaning they progress to the Last 16 to face Denmark in Amsterdam on Saturday.

It will be a huge test for Robert Page’s men against a side playing on a wave of emotion following the collapse of Christian Erikson in their opening game against Finland.

Should Wales progress at the expense of the Danes, though, there is a possibility they could face a tough-looking quarter-final against Holland.

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