The Three Lions are currently in Group D with four points from their first two games – a 1-0 win over Croatia followed by a goalless draw with Scotland.

Gareth Southgate’s men are currently in second place as they prepare for leaders Czech Republic on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium.

The results in groups B and C mean that England is guaranteed to be in the top four third place finishers in the tournament.

Finland finished third in Group B with three points, while Ukraine had the same record in Group C – mathematically speaking, England are through to the round of 16.

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While this news will ease some of the pressure on England ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Czechs, the Three Lions are still expected to win and lead the group.

A draw would put England in second place but that could end up giving them a more favorable knockout round tie.


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England v Croatia – UEFA Euro 2020: Group D.

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England v Croatia – UEFA Euro 2020: Group D.

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England v Croatia – UEFA Euro 220: Group D

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The winners of Group D will meet the team that takes second place in Group F, which could be one from France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary.

If England finishes second, they will face the Group E winner, who will be Sweden, Slovakia or Spain.