EURO 2020 ROUND OF LAST 16: Teams Qualified for Knockout Stages
|Update List of Last 16 teams in Euro 2020|
Euro 2020 last 16 fixtures
Saturday, June 26th
Wales vs Denmark (5pm) - Amsterdam
Italy vs Austria (8pm) - Wembley
Sunday, June 27th
Netherlands vs Czech Republic (5pm) - Budapest
Belgium vs Portugal (8pm) - Seville
Monday, June 28th
Croatia vs Spain (5pm) - Copenhagen
France vs Switzerland (8pm) - Bucharest
Tuesday, June 29th
England vs Germany (5pm) - Wembley
Sweden vs Ukraine (8pm) - Hampden Park
Knockout round qualification permutations, who's in, out of the last 16
The group stage is over which means the equation for qualification is clear, let's dive into the groups and figure out what happened.
Qualified: Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Italy cruised through the group stages with three wins, seven goals scored and none conceded while Wales were trailing in their wake on four points. Ultimately it was the fact that they were the only team not to lose 3-0 to the Italians that was enough to secure second spot for Rob Page's side with four points and a goal difference of plus one.
Switzerland, who drew with Wales in the opening round of games, finished third by virtue of their goal difference. However with the third-placed teams from Group B and C having only registered three points the Swiss are guaranteed a last 16 berth. They will face either Belgium or the winners of Group B.
Wales will play Denmark in Amsterdam and Italy will face Austria in London.
Qualified: Belgium, Denmark
Third place: Finland
Belgium romped to the top of their group and a knockout tie against one of the competition's third place teams and behind them Denmark's stunning 4-1 win over Russia was enough to elevate them from bottom spot coming into the final round of games to qualification for the last 16. In a tournament that had been so disrupted for them by the cardiac arrest suffered by playmaker Christian Eriksen, it is a remarkable achievement for Kasper Hjulmand's side.
Tournament debutants Finland are in the mix for a third place berth but with three points and a goal difference of minus two they are likely to fall short; a similar tally for Turkey at Euro 2016 was not enough to reach the last 16.
Qualified: Netherlands, Austria, Ukraine
Eliminated: North Macedonia
Second place in Group C came down to a straight fight between Ukraine and Austria in Bucharest, a first half goal by Christoph Baumgartner enough to earn Das Team a first place in the Euros knockout rounds in their history though they will be hard pressed to go further against an Italy side that have been one of the tournament's best.
The Netherlands cruised to top spot in Group C and will face a third-placed team from one of Group D, E or F in the round of 16. As for Ukraine, they had to nervously await results in the final three groups but thanks to Spain's destruction of Slovakia combined with Sweden beating Poland, they're through. With three points and a goal difference of minus one they finish ahead of Finland and Slovakia who both also had three points.
Qualified: Czech Republic, England, Croatia
England captured first place in the group on Tuesday thanks to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. But Tuesday's results saw three teams from the group qualify. Croatia finished in second place with a 3-1 win over Scotland, and the third-place Czechs will also advance thanks to their four points and +1 goal differential. Croatia had the same point total and goal differential as the Czech Republic but finished ahead thanks to the goals scored tiebreaker.
Qualified: Sweden, Spain
Eliminated: Slovakia, Poland
Sweden won the group thanks to a fun 3-2 win over Poland where they blew a two goal lead but rescued all three points at the death to eliminate Poland despite a heroic two goal performance from Robert Lewandowski. Spain similarly eliminated Slovakia with a dominant 5-0 win.
Sweden's win means they face Ukraine in the round of 16, while Spain return of only two points from their first two matches means they finish runner-up and are tasked with the comparatively hard matchup of facing Croatia in the round of 16.
Qualified: France, Germany, Portugal
It was a wild final day in the group but when the dust settled France finished first on five points thanks to their draw with Portugal. Germany finished second with four points, but needed a late equalizer against Hungary to do it, and Portugal finished third, losing the head to head tiebreaker with the Germans. At the end of the day the big three teams all moved through, but it was a tense and drama filled path to get there. And only France, who draw the Netherlands in the round of 16 see it get any easier as Portugal face Belgium and Germany draw England.
With 24 teams competing at the Euros, and 16 spots in the knockout stages on offer, the top two from Groups A-F will go through along with the four best third-placed nations.
France, England, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland reach Euro 2020 last 16 due to results on Monday, so far, June 22.
With Finland and Ukraine finishing on three points in Group B and C respectively, four nations were guaranteed to advance ahead of their third matches of the tournament and Switzerland's spot in the next stage was also sealed.
Finland and Ukraine can only watch on and hope they can scrape through as one of the best four third-placed teams after they suffered defeats in their final group games, both finishing with three points.
A 2-0 defeat to Belgium resulted in Finland missing out on second place to Denmark, who knocked Russia out with a resounding 4-1 win in Copenhagen.
Ukraine were beaten 1-0 by Austria earlier in the day, missing out on a top-two spot to Franco Foda's side - who progressed from the group stage for the first time in a European Championship.
Switzerland will qualify along with Italy and Wales in Group A, having amassed four points.
The Czech Republic and England meet at Wembley on Tuesday knowing they will go through, as they both have four points to their name.
The same goes for Group F leaders and world champions France ahead of their final match against holders Portugal on Wednesday.
Group E leaders Sweden will start their encounter with Poland on Wednesday knowing even a defeat would see them through, as they lead the way with four points.
|Austria through to round of 16 with narrow win over Ukraine |
Austria have secured their place in Euro 2020's round of 16 after narrowly beating Ukraine 1-0 in their final match of Group C.
Christoph Baumgartner opened the scoring inside 20 minutes, prodding the ball home from David Alaba’s corner to score his first goal of the tournament.
Italy, Wales, Belgium and Netherlands - guaranteed of a place in the last-16 Euro 2020 so far (June 21).
Teams in the Euro 2020 Last-16
Group A: Italy (1st), Wales (2nd)
Group B: Belgium (top two)
Group C: Netherlands (1st)
Group C Scenarios - June 21: Ukraine vs Austria and North Macedonia vs Netherlands
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How the Netherlands (6 pts) can advance:
- Win, Draw or Loss vs. North Macedonia: The Netherlands are mathematically assured of going through as the No. 1 team in Group C given the wins over Ukraine and Austria.
How Ukraine (3 pts) can advance:
- Win or Draw vs. Austria: Ukraine advances as 2nd place team.
- Loss vs. Austria: Ukraine needs to hope results in other groups fall their way to qualify as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
How Austria (3 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Ukraine: Austria advances as 2nd-place team.
- Draw vs. Ukraine: Austria will hope four points are enough to get through as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
- Loss vs. Ukraine: Three points could be enough for the Austrians to go through as one of the best 3rd-place teams if they can make it a narrow loss against Ukraine and results in other groups go their way.
North Macedonia (0 pts) cannot advance:
- Win vs. Netherlands: North Macedonia loses out on the head-to-head tiebreakers against Austria and Ukraine given their losses against both.
- Draw or Loss vs. Netherlands: North Macedonia will finish in last place
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Group A Scenarios
Teams to Last 16 in Euro 2020
Italy, Wales, Switzerland, Turkey
What can still happen:
Italy are through top of the group after a flawless display in the group stages. Three wins and no goals conceded mark Italy out as the tournament's dark horses. Wales scrap through to the next round despite a 1-0 defeat to Italy in their final group match, while Switzerland could still make the cut considering how the other groups third-place sides do.
Italy will take on Ukraine or Austria in the last 16 while Wales will have to wait to find out their opponents with Denmark, Finland and Russia all in the mix.
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Group B Scenarios
How Belgium (6 pts) can advance:
- Win or Draw vs. Finland: Belgium has already qualified and would clinch top spot in Group B with a win or draw.
- Loss vs. Finland: An unexpected defeat against Finland and the Belgians can finish 2nd (if Russia draws or loses) or even drop to 3rd place depending on tiebreakers (if Russia wins).
How Russia (3 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Denmark: Russia will advance, at worst as the 3rd place team (depending on tiebreakers if Finland beat Belgium).
- Draw vs. Denmark: Russia advances as 2nd place (Finland loses or draws) or 3rd place team (Finland wins).
- Loss vs. Denmark: It would come down to tiebreakers, but Russia would really need to make it a narrow loss. A loss by two or more goals and the Russians would be officially eliminated.
How Finland (3 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Belgium: The Finns can still win Group B coupled with a Russia draw or loss. A Russia win would see a three-way tiebreaker come into play to determine placement.
- Draw vs. Belgium: A tie could see Finland go through as 2nd place (Russia loss) or 3rd place (Russia draw or win).
- Loss vs. Belgium: In case of a loss, the Finns need to hope that it was a narrow defeat, and that the Denmark-Russia result goes their way in order to have hope of qualifying as one of the best 3rd-place teams. There could be a three-way tiebreaker with three teams on three points.
How Denmark (0 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Russia: The Danes can still finish in 2nd place (Finland loss + three-way goal-difference tiebreaker in matches among the three) or 3rd place if Finland win or draw.
- Draw or Loss vs. Russia: Denmark are mathematically eliminated.
Group D Scenarios
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How Czech Republic (4 pts) can advance:
- Win or Draw vs. England: Czechs advance as 1st place team.
- Loss vs. England: Czechs can finish 2nd if Croatia-Scotland draw or Scotland wins. If Croatia wins, 2nd place will come down to goal differential. If the Czechs dropped to 3rd place, they could still potentially go through as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
How England (4 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Czech Republic: England wins the group.
- Draw vs. Czech Republic: England finishes second in the group.
- Loss vs. Czech Republic: England finishes 2nd place in case of a Croatia-Scotland draw or a Croatia win. If Scotland wins, 2nd place will come down to goal differential. The English can still potentially go through as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
How Croatia (1 pt) can advance:
- Win vs. Scotland: Croatia goes through as the 2nd place team (based on goal differential if Czechs lose) or they can potentially qualify as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
- Draw vs. Scotland: Two points could somehow be enough depending on results in other groups and goal differential (namely Spain and Poland losses and a Switzerland-Turkey tie).
- Loss vs. Scotland: Croatia is eliminated.
How Scotland (1 pt) can advance:
- Win vs. Croatia: Scotland go through as the 2nd place team (based on goal differential if England lose) or the Scots can potentially qualify as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
- Draw or Loss vs. Croatia: Scotland is eliminated as 4th-place finisher.
Group E Scenarios
How Sweden (4 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Poland: Sweden wins the group.
- Draw vs. Poland: Sweden can win the group if Slovakia fails to win. Sweden would finish 2nd in case of a Slovakia win. If Spain wins, it would come down to tiebreakers.
- Loss vs. Poland: Sweden would come in 3rd place if Spain or Slovakia wins. Three-way tiebreakers would come into play in the case of a Slovakia-Spain draw, but at worst Sweden would have a chance at qualifying as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
How Slovakia (3 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Spain: Slovakia qualifies as 1st (Sweden draw) or 2nd place (Sweden win), depending on Sweden’s result.
- Draw vs. Spain: Slovakia can finish anywhere from 1st to 3rd place if there's a three-way tie on four points with a Poland win. A Poland loss or tie would see Slovakia finish 2nd.
- Loss vs. Spain: Slovakia would be eliminated as 4th-place finishers if Poland wins. Slovakia could still hope to be among the best 3rd-place teams if Poland loses or draws.
How Spain (2 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Slovakia: Spain can finish in 1st place in case of a Sweden loss. Goal differential would come into play in case of a Sweden tie. Spain would finish 2nd if Sweden wins.
- Draw vs. Slovakia: Spain would be eliminated if Poland also wins. If Poland draws or loses, Spain can still hope that three points would be enough to see it through as one of the best 3rd-place teams.
- Loss vs. Slovakia: Spain would need a miracle to qualify: a Poland loss, a Switzerland-Turkey draw, a Croatia-Scotland draw, while also hoping that their goal differential is not worse than Croatia's and Switzerland's in that instance.
How Poland (1 pt) can advance:
- Win vs. Sweden: Poland can potentially finish top of the group via a three-way tiebreaker in case of a Slovakia-Spain draw. A Slovakia or Spain win would see them finish in 2nd place.
- Draw vs. Sweden: Poland would need a miracle set of results to go their way similar to the Spain scenario above. That would include a Spain loss to Slovakia that allows Poland to finish in third place in the group on goal differential.
- Loss vs. Sweden: Officially eliminated from contention.
Group F Scenarios
How France (4 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Portugal: France finishes top of the group.
- Draw vs. Portugal: Can finish in 1st or 2nd place depending on the Germany-Hungary result.
- Loss vs. Portugal: France will finish 2nd or 3rd depending on the Germany-Hungary result. The French would win the tiebreaker against Germany. A tiebreaker against Hungary would come down to goal differential.
How Germany (3 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. Hungary: Germany could finish top of the group if Portugal win or draw. Germany would finish second if Portugal lose (i.e. France win).
- Draw vs. Hungary: Germany could finish 2nd (Portugal loss or draw) or 3rd (Portugal win).
- Loss vs. Hungary: Germany would be eliminated if Portugal wins or draws. If Portugal loses, Germany would finish in 3rd place and with a shot to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.
How Portugal (3 pts) can advance:
- Win vs. France: Portugal can finish in 1st place (Germany draw or loss) or 2nd place (Germany win) depending on Germany’s result.
- Draw vs. France: Portugal can finish in 2nd (Germany loss) or 3rd place (Germany win or draw) depending on Germany’s result.
- Loss vs. France: Portugal would be eliminated with a Hungary win. Portugal would finish in 3rd place with a chance to advance if Hungary draws or loses.
How Hungary (1 pt) can advance:
- Win vs. Germany: Hungary can qualify as the 2nd-place team if Portugal loses or if France loses (latter scenario would be based on goal differential). The Hungarians finish in 3rd place if Portugal-France is a draw.
- Draw or Loss vs. Germany: Hungary is eliminated.
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