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LIVE: Czech Republic vs England

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14′ The Czech Republic are looking to get an instant reply to Sterling’s goal and Masopust cuts inside from the right before trying to curl a shot on goal. Grealish is back defending though and makes the block.


12′ Grealish dummied a cross initially and drew two of the Czech Republic players to him before he picked out Sterling with the cross.


12′ ENGLAND LEAD! The initial cross into the box is overhit from Saka, but Grealish keeps it alive on the left and plays a great cross into the far post. It’s over Vaclik’s head and Sterling is there to nod it into the back of the net. 1-0 England! 

11′ Walker tries to lift the ball over the top to Saka, but Boril gets across to half-clear it. He gives the ball straight to Kane, who lets it bounce in front of him before going for the half-volley, but he fires it high over the bar.

10′ Shaw takes the free-kick just inside the opposition half and he floats it into the right of the box. Stones rises highest to meet it, but it’s a tight angle for the defender, and he heads his effort into the side netting.

8′ Coufal plays a one-two with Masopust down the right and just opens up some space in behind Shaw. He swings a deep cross into the box, but it’s over Schick’s head and Walker calmly chests it back to Pickford.

6′ The Czech Republic are struggling to get on the ball here and they’re being forced to drop deep into their own half. England are content to keep possession for now though and aren’t hurrying upfield.

4′ England are still pressing high upfield here and Grealish drives forward down the left. He knocks it out to Shaw and he has three to aim for in the box, but his cross is blocked by Coufal.

2′ OFF THE POST! Shaw picks out Sterling’s run in between the Czech Republic defenders into the left of the box and Vaclik rushes off his line. Sterling chips the ball over the keeper, but he’s unlucky as the ball rebounds off the far post.

1′ Schick gets the game underway for the Czech Republic!

The teams are out on the pitch, the national anthems have been sung, and kick-off is just moments away!

The Czech Republic and England were in the same qualifying group for Euro 2020 – The Three Lions won 5-0 at Wembley and the Czech Republic prevailed 2-1 in Prague. They’re facing each other in a major tournament for the first time.

Gareth Southgate makes four changes to the team that drew with Scotland on Friday. Maguire returns from injury and comes in with Walker, Saka and Grealish. James and Mings drop to the bench, while Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell miss out as they’re isolating. Phil Foden is left out of the squad despite starting the first two games.

Jaroslav Silhavy was clearly pleased with his side’s performance against Croatia last time out as he names an unchanged line-up today.

ENGLAND SUBS: Ben White, Kieran Trippier, Sam Johnstone, Jude Bellingham, Reece James, Conor Coady, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jadon Sancho, Tyrone Mings, Jordan Henderson, Marcus Rashford, Aaron Ramsdale.

ENGLAND STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice; Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane.

CZECH REPUBLIC SUBS: Tomas Koubek, Matej Vydra, Michal Krmencik, Jakub Brabec, Antonin Barak, Petr Sevcik, Adam Hlozek, Tomas Pekhart, Pavel Kaderabek, Ales Mandous, Ales Mateju, Alex Kral.

CZECH REPUBLIC STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Tomas Vaclik; Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Tomas Kalas, Jan Boril; Tomas Holes, Tomas Soucek; Lukas Masopust, Vladimir Darida, Jakub Jankto; Patrik Schick.

Results in yesterday’s games mean that both teams have secured a place in the round of 16 already, but where they finish in their group is still yet to be determined. After beating Scotland 2-0 before their draw with Croatia, the Czech Republic need to avoid defeat to win the group, while England’s 1-0 win over Croatia and draw with Scotland mean that they need a win to finish top. However, either team here could still finish third if they lose today depending on the result in the other game in Group D.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Group D meeting between Czech Republic and England at Wembley Stadium!

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