Last night's results at the European Championships were good for England, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, and France, which secured a place in the round of 16, regardless of the results in the remaining six matches of the group stage of the competition.
The reason is clear, they have four points each, and even if they finish in third place, they will be ahead of Ukraine and Finland. Day before the end of the group phase, we already have 11 selections that secured the passage, so in less than 10 hours, a decision will be made on the remaining participants in the knockout phase.
The result of today's clash between the Czechs and the English at Wembley will not have any excessive importance, except for the decision on the first position in the group. Whoever wins will finish first in Group D, while in the event of a draw, the Czech Republic would be first.
Switzerland has already taken one of the fourth places among the best third-placed selections, so there are only three left. The big battle will be fought today at Hampden Park in Glasgow, where the only victory leaves the Croats and Scots in the fight for passage, while the other contenders will hope for the draw, which would eliminate both selections, considering that they have won only one point so far.
Groups E and F
The climax of the drama will be seen on Wednesday when the decisive battles in groups E and F will be fought. In a direct duel in Seville, Slovakia and Spain will compete. The Slovaks have a point more and a draw suits them, while the Spaniards need practically only a victory.
On the other hand, the Poles will play to win against Sweden in St. Petersburg, and the mitigating circumstance is that the opponent has already gone further. In the so-called "death group", only France is calm at this moment, which will play against Portugal only to keep the first place, while the Germans are not allowed to gamble in Munich with Hungary because they have only three points.
So far, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Wales, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, England, Sweden, and France have secured the passage to the next phase. As you know, two pairs of the eighth finals are already known, Austria and Italy and Wales and Denmark.
It will be interesting to find out the other duels of the eighth finals, which will be a real spectacle. The big battle will be fought today at Hampden Park in Glasgow, where the only victory leaves the Croats and Scots in the fight for passage, while the other contenders will hope for the draw, which would eliminate both selections, considering that they have won only one point so far.