England sealed qualification for the second round of Euro 2020 on Monday evening without kicking a ball.
Gareth Southgate’s side finished second in the Group D playoff against the Czech Republic on Tuesday, who also have four points but can boast a superior goal difference.
England have to win at Wembley to come through as group winners and a positive result is required to finish in the top two but any stress about qualifying has been removed by the results elsewhere.
The four best third-placed finishers from the six groups of the newly arranged EM will advance to the round of 16.
In Monday’s results, Ukraine and Finland finished third in their respective groups with three points each, which means if England slip into that spot they can still get through.
Switzerland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and France are also among the last 16.
The results also mean Scotland will definitely qualify for the knockout stage if they beat Croatia on Tuesday.
A Scottish win against Croatia on Tuesday would put them on four points and ensure they would qualify as at least one of the top four third place finishers.
The Tartan Army were looking for a clear winner in the match between Austria and Ukraine and Christoph Baumgartner’s goal gave Scotland’s World Cup qualifying rivals a 1-0 victory to seal progress and leave Ukraine with three points.
Group B results also went to Scotland with Denmark’s first win of the tournament, a 4-1 win over Russia and Belgium 2-0 win over Finland, with both losers three points behind.
Clarke’s men can still finish second – if the Czech Republic beat England at Wembley and they level three goals behind their neighbors.