Today at the UEFA European Football Championship, the matches of the third tour of the D group will take place. It gathers England, Czechia, Croatia, and Scotland. 112.international tells you about the setups in the quartet and the cool football.
The match of the day
The situation in the group obliges Croatia and Scotland will play for the win today. Both teams have one score and today’s success will provide the winner with the place in the playoff – it will have four necessary scores. The draw will satisfy any of the teams.
The national team of Croatia considers being the favorite “on paper”. However, Scots played interesting in both matches and created chances. They were not blessed with the Czechs but in the game with English men, they looked as equals with the more prominent rivals. Today, they have a simpler task but nevertheless, the Scots have to make a goal for a win. However, Scotland has issues with it.
The match between Croatia – Scotland will start at 19:00.
On the other hand, the draw between Scotland and Croatia will satisfy the national team of Ukraine, which is waiting for the allocation of the places of the third teams of the Euro. The Ukrainians are the third on this list but two teams stand after Ukraine and they did not play their third matches. Thus, the ideal situation for Ukraine is the draw in the match in Glasgow. The Croats will stay in third place but with two scores and it will put them in a lower position than the Ukrainian team.
The third teams at Euro 2020:
- Switzerland – 4
- Portugal – 3
- Ukraine – 3
- Finland – 3
- Spain – 2
- Croatia – 1
Other interesting facts
During another match, England will host Czechia. Both teams may not worry about the place in the playoff – they have already reached it. That is why the football players of the teams can relax and play at their leisure. The coaches can check players who had less time during Euro.
Moreover, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount after the game with Scotland were sent for self-isolation and will not be able to help their team today. Instead, Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford would be able to show themselves from the start. They started the game against the Scots well but they could not bring the results. Today, they can try again.