European Football Championship: the path to the final. ANP . graphs
The England and the Czech national team meet tonight in the group stage of the European Football Championship in London (9 pm) and both countries need a draw to qualify for the next round. Both England and the Czech Republic have 4 points after a win and a draw. It is now clear that the European Football Championship will also continue for Switzerland.
The other two teams from Group D, vice world champions Croatia and Scotland, meet at the same time in Glasgow. These states pulled once and could only reach 4 points at most. The countries that are third in their group with 4 points still stand a good chance of qualifying for the eighth finals.
For Switzerland, the European Football Championship will continue. National coach Vladimir Petkovic’s team finished third in Group A with 4 points, and as a result of Monday’s results in Groups B and C, Switzerland is sure of its place among the top four No. 3 in this European championship. The country plays in the eighth finals against the winner of Group B (Belgium), E or F.
In addition to the numbers 1 and 2 of the six combinations, the top four numbers 3 also advance. Switzerland needs 4 points to continue. Wales qualified in Group A with 4 points as a direct number 2 for the round of 16, where the goal difference was better than Switzerland. Wales meets Denmark on Saturday evening in Amsterdam, who needed only 3 points to finish second in Group B. Finland and Russia also scored 3 points, but the goal difference was less than the Danes.
France, Sweden, England and the Czech Republic, just like Switzerland, secured the Round of 16 without playing on Monday. Countries, who have not yet played their third match, can no longer finish their group and already have 4 points, which means they will continue even if they unexpectedly end up in third place.
Finland finished third above Russia and can still hope to follow the European Championship. Ukraine has a slightly higher chance of survival than the Finns. Ukraine finished third in Group C with 3 points. The goal difference is slightly better than the goal difference for the Finns (-1 vs. -2).