The knockout stages have been set following the last round of group stage Euro 2020 fixtures drew to a close last night and England fans have been struck with a fresh spike of simultaneous fear and optimism.
Gareth Southgate’s men came through their opening three ganes with two wins and a draw and are yet to concede a goal in the tournament so far – a record only Italy can match.
On the flip side, only two goals have been score by the Three Lions, with Raheem Sterling bagging them both, and Harry Kane yet to open his account at the Euros.
The Round of 16 has been firmed up and England will play Germany in an intense knockout showdown in London but, beyond the scary introduction to the knockouts, the route looks favourable for a deep run into the tournament.
So what dates do you need to keep an eye on after the group stage finishes and the knockouts begin? Here are all the key times and details you need to know, including who England may end up playing on the route to the final.
Who could England play in the Euro 2020 knockouts?
England have qualified from Group D as winners, and that narrows their path down going into the knockout stages after the group stage came to a close.
England will play Germany in the Round of 16.
Had the Germans scored one more against Hungary, they would have qualified as Group F winners and England would have lined up against France at Wembley. It’s shaping up to be quite the spectacle on Tuesday evening!
In terms of the quarter-finals, should England get there, they have been handed a relatively favourable route to the final. Of course, everything is dependant on the Germany clash – the trickiest of the lot.
If England overcome them, they will face the winner of Sweden v Ukraine in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
If England win the quarter-finals, they will face the winner of Wales/Denmark v Netherlands/Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the tournament.
What dates could the England knockout games be?
We know who they could play but what about when they could play? Here are the dates to make sure you’re, just in case England end up playing all the way up to the final.
- 8pm, Saturday 3rd July (Quarter-finals)
- 8pm, Wednesday 7th July (Semi-finals)
- 8pm, Sunday 11th July (Final)
That’s a lot of dates to put in the diary but if England surprise us all and go all the way it would have been well worth fans keeping them free.
If you’re wondering who will win Euro 2020, check out our analysis and key predictions for how the tournament will pan out.
For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Euro 2020 fixtures on TV guide.