ENGLAND will play Germany, France, Portugal or Hungary in the last 16 of the Euros after beating Czech Republic.
The Three Lions’ narrow 1-0 win at Wembley tonight ensured they finished top of Group D.
Gareth Southgate’s England will face the runners-up from Group E in the last 16Credit: AFP
Jack Grealish set up Raheem Sterling for the opening goal with just 12 minutes on the clockCredit: Reuters
And that means they have a horror last-16 clash with the runners-up from ‘Group of Death’ Group F on Tuesday, June 29 at 5pm – again, under the Arch.
As things stand, old rivals Germany sit second in that group with three points but they still have one game to play, on Wednesday night.
But it could also be a meeting with World Cup winners France, or defending European Champions Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo.
France are currently top of Group F on four points with Germany ahead of Portugal on goal difference while Hungary are fourth on one.
Didier Deschamps’ side take on Portugal and Germany host Hungary at 8pm tomorrow to determine the final standings.
The world champions opened with a 1-0 win over Germany but only managed a 1-1 draw with Hungary.
Portugal, the holders, ran out 3-0 winners over the Hungarians but were stunned 4-2 by Die Mannschaft in their second game.
If England do end up facing Germany, the Wembley showdown will be the latest instalment in one of the biggest rivalries in world football.
Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe may be heading to Wembley next TuesdayCredit: Alamy
Germany looked back to their best against Portugal and will be confident of three points against HungaryCredit: AP
It has been that way since 1966, when the Three Lions gloriously won 4-2 at Wembley in the World Cup final.
The last time England played Germany at a major tournament was the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when the Germans dished out a painful 4-1 thrashing.
And you have to go back 21 years for the last time the rival nations have met at the Euros.
In 2000, Alan Shearer scored the only goal of the game as England won 1-0 in Charleroi, Belgium.
The teams last met in November 2017, when they played out a 0-0 draw at Wembley in a friendly.
At Wembley this evening, Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish – making their full tournament debuts – ran Czech Republic ragged in the opening half.
And with just 12 minutes played, the pair were heavily involved in England’s goal.
Saka drove upfield before the ball came to Grealish in the left channel and the Aston Villa captain stood up a perfect cross for Raheem Sterling to nod in at the back post.
Jordan Henderson thought he had scored his first Three Lions goal but saw his late effort chalked up by the linesman’s offside flag.
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England beat West Germany in their only major final to lift the World Cup in 1966Credit: Bettmann – Corbis
The Three Lions boss will be desperate to get revenge for the Euro 96 heartache should they take on Germany in the last 16Credit: PA:Empics Sport
Portugal dumped England out of Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup in heartbreaking fashionCredit: PA