Euro football: winners of the Czechs, the English will play the eighth at home


First in their group, the English will play at home in the eighth.

In the next round, the Three Lions will face in a week the second of group F, France, Germany or Portugal, while the Czechs, finally third behind Croatia, victorious in Scotland (3-1), will have to wait a little longer. to know his opponent.

In addition to the home advantage, England is also assured of being able to have for the eighth of Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell its two players placed in isolation after being identified as contact cases of the Scottish Billy Gilmour, tested positive in Covid Monday.

The three players, teammates at Chelsea, had a long discussion after the draw between their two teams on Friday (0-0).

For the rest, the real potential of this English team and its chances of going far remain a mystery, even if there was some progress in the first half.

The various absences, the return of injuries and the management of the risk of suspension – for Phil Foden who had taken a yellow card against Croatia -, had led Gareth Southgate to bring a little new blood.

He was thus finally able to establish Harry Maguire in the central axis, alongside John Stones.

With an ankle injury with Manchester United at the end of the Premier League season, the Red Devil had yet to make a match.

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