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BREAKING: Euro 2020 Draw Announced With England Drawn Against Croatia, Czech Republic And Play Off Winner

BREAKING: Euro 2020 Draw Announced With England Drawn Against Croatia, Czech Republic And Play Off Winner

England will host Croatia in their opening Euro 2020 game at Wembley, a repeat of last summer's World Cup semi-final loss for Gareth Southgate's team.

Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland

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Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia

Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, Georgia/Belarus/North Macedonia/Kosovo

Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland/Israel/Norway/Serbia, Czech Republic

Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina/Northern Ireland/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland

Group F: Iceland/Romania/Bulgaria/Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany

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As well as the World Cup in Russia, England also faced Croatia during the Nations League last year and their late comeback win at Wembley saw them qualify for the finals.

Southgate's men will also be used to playing against Czech Republic having played them in the qualifiers for the Euros next summer, beating them 5-0 at home but losing 2-1 away.

The final team will be decided by the play-offs in March but it could see them face neighbours Scotland, if they get through their semi-final against Israel and final against Norway or Serbia.

The headline stealer was Group F with Portugal, France and Germany all drawn together along with a play-off team which will be Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria or Hungary.

As well as having at least three tasty match ups in the group, England fans will have one eye on that foursome as the runner up will face the winner of Southgate's team's group in the last 16.

France and Portugal will meet on June 24th in a repeat of the Euro 2016 final. Image: PA Images
France and Portugal will meet on June 24th in a repeat of the Euro 2016 final. Image: PA Images

There are 16 host cities for the tournament, the 60th anniversary of the Euros, with Rome, Baku, St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bucharest, London, Glasgow, Bilbao, Dublin, Munch and Budapest all hosting group games.

Bucharest, Copenhagen, Bilbao, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Budapest and Amsterdam will then host the last 16, quarters will be at St Petersburg, Munich, Rome and Baku and the semi-finals and final will be back at Wembley.

Host countries are guaranteed to play their group games at home, unless two host teams qualified. Because Scotland will need the play-offs to qualify England will still be at home should Steve Clarke's side make it through.

With the play-offs not due to be played until March, and some countries already knowing what group they'd be in, it led to a very confusing draw from UEFA.

Topics: Football News, Euro 2020, Nations League, Croatia, UEFA, England, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Scotland, Euros, European Football

Ryan Sidle

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