Czech Republic face England in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D – all you need to know.
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England take on Czech Republic in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D in London on Tuesday 22 June at 21:00 CET.Czech Republic vs England: live build-up
What's the story?
Both teams are now through after having won one and drawn one so far, setting this match up as a decider for top spot. Spearheaded by three-goal forward Patrik Schick, the Czechs have a slight advantage as they only need a point to finish as section winners due to their superior goal difference.
A draw would also be enough for England to absolutely make sure of second place, but after being held to a goalless stalemate by Scotland on Matchday 2, the Three Lions will be eager to end the group stage on a high at Wembley, not least because victory would mean them staying there for their first knockout fixture.What the teams need
Where to watch the game on TV
Czech Republic: Vaclík; Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Bořil; Souček, Holeš; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
Misses next match if booked: Bořil, Hložek, Masopust
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Grealish, Sterling; Kane
Misses next match if booked: Foden
Ondřej Zlámal, Czech Republic reporter: Unbeaten in a tough Group D, the Czechs will come to Wembley with high spirits and a desire to put on another courageous display. They will not change their attacking style, with high-pressing and quick combinations. It will also be a special game for the West Ham duo of Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal, while England should beware of the in-form Schick, whose long-distance stunner against Scotland is already a goal of the tournament contender.
Simon Hart, England reporter: Victory will ensure first place and a round of 16 tie at Wembley, yet England will require more energy and attacking spark than they produced against Scotland. If their two clean sheets so far represent a positive, England have still to click in the final third, where skipper Harry Kane has looked isolated. Hence the likelihood of a first tournament start for Jack Grealish, given his ability to carry the ball and commit defenders.
View from the camps
Patrik Schick, Czech Republic forward: “We have four points, so that is a pretty good position for us. We know England have massive quality and top star players. But in their first games they did not create too many chances – maybe they are struggling a little bit in attack – but as a team they will be always tough to play against. So we have to prepare as well as we can and of course we want to win, get three points and secure qualification from this group.”
Tomáš Souček, Czech Republic midfielder: “It will be extraordinary to play against Declan Rice as we meet every day in training and we play big games for West Ham together, but now we will stand against each other at international level. I think we will talk before and after the game, but during the match I will see him like any other opponent.”
Gareth Southgate, England coach: "I think that our defeat in Prague is more relevant than the 5-0 in Wembley: The Czechs were a different team than the team that played in Wembley. We know the quality they've got. Some of their players have come to the Premier League and been excellent this season. Because of our recent history with Croatia and the fact that everybody focuses on Scotland, I think a lot of our fans pushed that Czech game to one side. We're certainly not."
Form guide (most recent first)
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