England’s route to the Euro 2020 final revealed ahead of huge Scotland clash as Southgate continues path to immortality
ENGLAND got their Euro 2020 campaign off with a bang on Sunday as they aim to end 55 years of hurt.
Gareth Southgate has already led the Three Lions to their first-ever win in a European Championship curtain-raiser.
Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as England avenged their 2018 World Cup semi-final loss at the hands of Croatia.
Next up for Southgate's youthful squad are fierce rivals Scotland in the second of three group stage games.
Ahead of the massive clash, we take a look at what lies ahead for England in their quest to win a first major tournament since the 1966 World Cup.
First up, England take on Scotland at 8pm on Friday with a win at Wembley guaranteeing passage into the last-16.
The Three Lions will even secure a top-two finish should Croatia fail to beat Czech Republic in their second group game, at 5pm on Friday.
England will finish their group campaign at 8pm on Tuesday with a game against Czech Republic.
Should Southgate's side top Group D, they will face the unenviable challenge of taking on the runners-up in Group F – the 'Group of Death'.
One of France, Germany or Portugal will likely await England in this scenario.
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Should England progress, they will play their quarter-final clash on July 3, with kick-off in Rome 8pm.
However, if the Three Lions slip to second, they will face the winners or Group E – which bizarrely could prove a simpler passage.
In this instance, England will take on one of Spain, Sweden, Poland or Slovakia.
Should Southgate and Co survive their last-16 clash, they will play their quarter-final in St Petersburg, Russia on July 2, with kick-off 5pm.
However, England can still qualify for the knockout stages if they somehow slip out of the top two – providing they end up as one of the four best third-placed finishers.
In this scenario, the Three Lions would play one of the winners from Groups B, C or E – which could include Holland, Spain or Belgium.
The semi-finals – both at Wembley – will be played on July 6 and 7.
Also to be played at Wembley, the final will take place on Sunday July 11.
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