It was confirmed on Saturday evening that England will begin their Euro 2020 campaign on Sunday 14 June, when Gareth Southgate’s men will be aiming for some sweet against Croatia following their World Cup 2018 semi-final heartbreak.
The Three Lions are also set to face Czech Republic on Tuesday 23 June – the only team who were able to defeat them during the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign – while their third opponents are still to be decided through the playoff process.
England will face one of Scotland, Israel, Norway or Serbia on Friday 19 June, with the possibility of a home nation’s derby a mouth-watering prospect for both sides.
All three matches will be played at Wembley Stadium, where England beat Czech Republic by five goals to nil in March. Their Group D competitors did get revenge over the Three Lions however, when they condemned Harry Kane and co. to a 2-1 defeat in October.
Southgate’s men will be keen to avenge their World Cup defeat at the hands of Croatia, after the 2018 runners up knocked out England in extra-time of a dramatic semi-final.
The Three Lions have faced the Vatreni since that crushing loss, clinching a last-gasp victory at Wembley to book their place in the UEFA Nations League finals last summer, which they ultimately crashed out of again in the final four.
Scotland could snatch the final place in Group D, provided that they beat Israel in their playoff semi-final clash, and then they must come out on top against either Norway or Serbia in the subsequent final.
It will not be easy for the Scots however, as they must play the final away from home following the recent changes to the playoff format.
England Group Fixtures
Sunday 14 June: England vs Croatia
Friday 19 June: England vs Scotland, Israel, Norway or Serbia
Tuesday 23 June: England vs Czech Republic