England Euro 2020 last 16 fixture venue confirmed after Czech Republic win

England saw off the Czech Republic to top Group D meaning they will play their last 16 knockout match in front of home fans at Wembley

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England will play their Euro 2020 last 16 clash at Wembley on June 29 after they topped Group D.

The Three Lions beat the Czech Republic 1-0 to ensure they leapfrogged their opponents into top spot.

Raheem Sterling found the net for Gareth Southgate’s men who finished with seven points from their three games.

England knew that topping their group would see them play at Wembley in the next round.

Had they finished second they would’ve been forced to travel to Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.

Attention now will turn to who England will face in their first knockout game.

England will play in front of their home fans at Wembley in the last 16

Southgate will have to prepare his side for a heavyweight clash as his side’s next opponent is likely to be either France, Germany or Portugal.

The runner-up in Group F will make the trip to London, but any of the aforementioned three would pose a huge threat.

Hungary, after their draw with France, remain in the frame for qualification, but are very much outsiders.

They face Germany in Munich on Wednesday evening whilst France play Portugal in Budapest.

Should England progress into the quarter-finals they will play at Rome’s Stadio Olympico on July 3.

There they will would face either the winner of Group E or a best third-placed side.

After that they would enjoy home advantage with the semi-finals and final both being at Wembley.

Southgate’s only previous tournament with England saw him reach the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup.

On that occasion it was Croatia who ended the Three Lions’ dreams, but the squad has continued to evolve with stars continuing to emerge.

The England boss spoke defiantly about aiming to win Euro 2020 back in April, and his side remain very much in contention.

He said: “Of course as a group, we want to win.

“What is the point of us going if we are not going there to try and win? We have got a group of players, not just now but for the next few years as well, that is going to mean England are competitive for years to come.”

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