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What Scotland need to qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2020

  • June 22, 2021
Scotland kept their Euro 2020 hopes alive with a draw against England (Picture: Getty Images)

Scotland may not have scored a goal at Euro 2020 yet, but they can still make it into the last 16 of the competition if they beat Croatia on Tuesday night in Glasgow.

The way Groups B and C finished on Monday means that a victory for Scotland will guarantee them a spot in the next round, regardless of goal difference.

A win over the Croatians would take Scotland to four points in Group D, guaranteeing them at least third place and possibly even second if Czech Republic beat England and a goal difference of three is overturned.

On Monday Finland finished third in Group B and Ukraine finished third in Group C, both on three points.

Four of the six third placed teams will qualify for the last 16, so four points for Scotland in Group D would guarantee them passage through to the next round.

The same equation is in place for Croatia who also need to win to have any chance of progression.

A draw is useless to both Scotland and Croatia so we should be set for some attacking football as the sides battle to keep their hopes alive.

If Scotland do win and grab third place then they will either take on Netherlands on Sunday 27 June or the winners of Group E (Sweden, Spain, Slovakia or Poland) on Tuesday 29 June.

As for Czech Republic and England, a draw would see the Czechs go through as group winners and the English through in second place.

England need to win to top the group, but both sides are guaranteed progression already as they are both on four points.


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