UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights, Croatia vs Scotland and Czech Republic vs England: It is the final matchday of Group D as Raheem Sterling gave England the lead in the 12th minute against Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium in London. In the other game, Nikola Vlasic, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic scored for Croatia as Callum McGregor equalised for Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
England topped the group with seven points as Croatia finished second ahead of Czech Republic, who both have four points, with a superior goal difference as Scotlandfinishedlast with one point.
62' - GOAL! Luka Modric hands Croatia the lead back against Scotland!
What a stunning strike from maestro Modric. He ruthlessly lifts a magnificent finish with the outside of his foot into the right-hand corner of the Scotland goal from a central position just outside the penalty area.
12' - GOAL! Raheem Sterling gives England the lead against Czech Republic!
A simple header for Sterling to head the Three Lions ahead but it is all about Jack Grealish's wizardry in the build up. He bamboozles two Czech players before putting in a teasing delivery from the left to the back post, as the dimunitive forward with had the straightforward job of just tucking away the chance.
More than 60,000 fans will be allowed to attend the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley with attendance increased to 75 percent of capacity, the British government announced on Tuesday.
Czech Republic vs England: Team News
England manager Gareth Southgate brought in Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka in a rejigged attack for their final group match against the Czech Republic at Euro 2020.
Manchester United's Harry Maguire is also back in the side after recovering from injury as one of four changes in total, with Kyle Walker returning at right-back.
Both teams have already qualified for the last 16 but the result at Wembley will determine who finishes top of Group D.
There was a clamour for Southgate to make attacking changes after a flat performance in last week's 0-0 draw against Scotland and he will hope the introduction of Grealish and Saka will inject some creativity.
Captain Harry Kane leads the line despite heavy criticism over his lacklustre performances so far while Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are not in the squad because they are self-isolating due to coronavirus protocols.
Manchester City's Phil Foden is also not in the squad.
The Czech Republic named an unchanged side from the one that drew 1-1 with Croatia, with Patrik Schick, who has scored three goals so far at Euro 2020, up front.
Croatia vs Scotland: Team New
Stuart Armstrong replaced Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for coronavirus, in Scotland's only change as they aim to reach the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time at Euro 2020 against Croatia.
Southampton midfielder Armstrong came on for Gilmour for the final 15 minutes of a 0-0 draw against England at Wembley that breathed new life into Scotland's hopes of reaching the last 16.
Gilmour's loss after a man-of-the-match performance on his first international start will be felt, but Steve Clarke's squad have escaped losing any more players to isolation due to close contract regulations.
By contrast, England duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell do have to isolate until June 28 after coming into contact with their Chelsea teammate after the match.
World Cup finalists three years ago, Croatia also need to win to reach the last 16 after taking just one point from their opening two games.
Coach Zlatko Dalic makes four changes to the side that drew 1-1 with the Czech Republic with Josip Juranovic, Marcelo Brozovic, Nikola Vlasic and Bruno Petkovic coming into the side.
Victory will guarantee either side a place in the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams, even if they do not edge out England or Czech Republic into second place in Group D.
Scotland Starting XI - David Marshall; Scott McTominay, Grant Hanley, Kieran Tierney; Stephen O'Donnell, Stuart Armstrong, Callum McGregor, John McGinn, Andy Robertson (capt); Lyndon Dykes, Che Adams
Croatia Starting XI - Dominik Livakovic, Josip Juranovic, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol; Luka Modric (capt), Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic; Nikola Vlasic, Bruno Petkovic, Ivan Perisic
🗒️ TEAM NEWS...— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 22, 2021
🇭🇷 Juranović, Vlašić and Petković are in the starting XI; Brozović returns...
🏴 Stuart Armstrong starts in midfield for Scotland... #EURO2020
Czech Republic Starting XI - Tomas Vaclik; Ondrej Celustka, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Kalas, Tomas Holes, Jan Boril; Vladimir Darida, Lukas Masopust, Jakub Jankto, Tomas Soucek; Patrik Schick
England Starting XI - Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Declan Rice, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, Bukayo Saka; Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling
🗒️ TEAM NEWS...— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 22, 2021
🇨🇿 Czech Republic unchanged from 1-1 draw with Croatia...
🏴 Four changes for England; Walker, Maguire, Grealish and Saka all start...#EURO2020
Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Wales, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland have already qualified for the last 16 at Euro 2020.
Second-half goals from Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic helped Croatia book their spot in the last 16 of the European Championships in a 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday.
It was winner takes all in Glasgow with three points meaning certain qualification for the knockout stages, and a tense match was settled by Modric’s stunning curler in the 62nd minute and Perisic’s flicked header late on.
Callum McGregor’s powerful strike three minutes before half time had cancelled out Nikola Vlasic’s opener, but Steve Clarke’s Scotland were second best, and are still to reach the knockout stages of a major tournament.
Perisic’s third means Croatia now finish second in Group D, and will play the runner-up of Group E in Copenhagen on June 28 in the last 16 knockout stage. England’s 1-0 win over Czech Republic means they top the group, with the Czechs through as one of four best third-placed teams.
Raheem Sterling scored early as England beat the Czech Republic 1-0 at Wembley on Tuesday to take top spot in Group D at the European Championship.
The 12th minute headed goal also means a return to Wembley in the last 16 next week when England will take on the runners-up in Group F, to be decided on Wednesday.
Unbeaten England finished with seven points, comfortably ahead of Croatia, who were second with four after beating Scotland 3-1 in Glasgow.
A tired-looking Czech Republic finished third in the group, but still advance with their four point haul.