England have arrived for Euro 2020 and they mean business. A slick and tidy opening performance has the nation believing there’s more to come and why not?
The Three Lions toppled Croatia in their opener and will move on to a huge clash against Scotland in a bid to qualify for the knockouts with a game to spare.
Euro 202o fixtures are ticking along nicely and England will feel they can cope with most of the challenges thrown their way, though fans will be wary of a tough array of teams who England could play in the Euro 2020 knockout stages.
Raheem Sterling’s goal, Kalvin Phillips’ assist and Tyrone Mings’ defensive display vindicated three of Gareth Southgate’s biggest calls in his selections for the first game.
Harry Kane will hope to make more of an impact in games to come than he did against Croatia, but the burden has been somewhat eased on his shoulders with a superior supporting cast than during the 2018 World Cup.
RadioTimes.com brings you the full England team guide for Euro 2020 including fixtures, the squad, key players and more.
When are England playing next?
England’s second fixture at Euro 2020 will see them face Scotland in an inevitably fiery clash on Friday 18th June 2021.
The match kicks off at 8pm (UK time) and will be shown live on ITV.
Wembley will host the game, meaning a majority home crowd and familiar surroundings to help the Three Lions settle into the tournament.
England Euro 2020 fixtures
Friday 18th June
Game 2 – Group D: England v Scotland (8pm)
Tuesday 22nd June
Game 3 – Group D: Czech Republic v England (8pm)
Check out when and where every game is available to watch with our Euro 2020 on TV guide.
England Euro 2020 results
Sunday 13th June
Game 1 – Group D: England 1-0 Croatia (2pm)
England started their Euro 2020 in winning style as Raheem Sterling scored the crucial goal to stick three points on the board.
Kalvin Phillips will go down as Man of the Match after a dynamic display in the heart of midfield. His clever footwork and neat passing led to Sterling’s goal too.
England Euro 2020 squad
Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheff Utd)
Defenders: John Stones (Man City), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), Kyle Walker (Man City), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Reece James (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Ben White (Brighton)
Midfielders: Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
England Euro 2020 predictions
For football to come home, England will need to be brave and bold. They will need to lean into their attacking talents as opposed to playing a more reserved style that many fear Southgate will opt for.
If Southgate goes with a back four and uses the likes of fearless Foden in support of Kane, the Three Lions have every chance of a deep run.
The biggest hurdle will be the Round of 16, where England could face Portugal, France or Germany. Don’t be surprised if they leave the competition at that stage, but if they can find a way through, a path to the final could well open up for them.
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Southgate must prove he is more than a pleasant ambassador and elite waistcoat model in Euro 2020. He’s had plenty of time to cultivate a tremendous crop of English talents, now it’s time to make a genuine charge at winning something.
He boasts plenty of attacking weapons and there will be a lot of pressure on him to extract plenty of goals from them, rather than playing safe, cautious football.
England key player
While much of the pre-tournament hype will revolve around Phil Foden and Mason Mount as England’s young guns, Kane is very much the main man, with the expectations of the nation resting on his shoulders.
Kane is an elite natural striker – arguably only bettered by Robert Lewandowski in terms of the world’s best – and he will lead the line straight through the middle.
Everything will run through, and by, Kane. He will drop deep and operate in a playmaker role at times, but his main focus should always be to stay high up the field and allow England’s creative brains to do the work behind him.