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That's all, folks!

2021-06-22T22:00:02Z

Thanks for sticking with us today for all the action from Group D, and we'll be back here tomorrow for everything Euro 2020.

We'll leave you with this...

🗣 McGregor: 'It was a tough learning experience tonight'

2021-06-22T21:55:26Z

Callum McGregor to ITV: "The lads are shattered. The fans were amazing again and we want to thank them for their input.

"[Modric's goal] That's what you're up against at this level - it was a tough lesson.

"It's always nice to to score and get my first goal for my country - but ultimately we're disappointed with the result.

"It was a tough learning experience tonight against some really top players but it just gives you the hunger to come back again."

🗣 McGinn: 'Devastated'

2021-06-22T21:49:07Z

John McGinn tells ITV: "Devastated we're not through. Through the whole campaign we didn't get off to the best of starts.

"We came up against an excellent team tonight and they have experience at the major tournaments and they showed that tonight. I feel we didn't do ourselves justice but we created history by coming here to a major tournament."

Luka Modric, turning back the clock ⏰

2021-06-22T21:43:52Z

🗣 Saka: 'To hear the fans chanting my name was an amazing experience'

2021-06-22T21:32:08Z

Bukayo Saka: "It's an amazing experience. It's the first time I’ve been at Wembley, which is just around the corner from my old house. To hear the fans chanting my name was an amazing experience.

"It's really important [to have next round at Wembley]. This is our home. We’ve won a lot of games here – it’s nice to come back here. Whoever we face next we’ll be confident we can beat them."

🗣 Sterling: 'It is about challenging yourselves'

2021-06-22T21:19:49Z

Raheem Sterling to ITV Sport: "I think there are positives from the game. We kept the ball better today. It gave us more attacking options. We got in the gaps really well, played some good football and got the goal we needed.

"I had the chance in the first half and the keeper came out quickly so I had to lift it. I have to put that away but I got my goal in the end.

"Jack and Bukayo got in the pockets really well, turned and were positive. It is brilliant to have these players around you who can create goals. Different players are needed for different games and those two that came in were massive and did what they needed to do.

"If you don't concede goals you win football matches. You just need to score at the other end. People were disappointed in the Scotland game a few days ago but we didn't concede. The most important thing was to win the group. It is tournament football and it will be difficult but we need to do what we are doing.

"At some point you have to face the best teams. It is about challenging yourselves."

Who will England play in the last 16?

2021-06-22T20:59:09Z

Now that England's status as Group D winners has been confirmed, the identity of their next opponents is starting to look a bit clearer. As winners, thy will face the the runners-up of Group F - that could be France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary

Croatia, then will face the runners-up from Group E - one of Sweden, Slovakia, Spain or Poland.

FT: Czech Republic 0-1 England, Croatia 3-1 Scotland

2021-06-22T20:53:27Z

And it's all over in Group D. England scrape by with a 1-0 win (they do like their 1-0 wins) and finish as Group D winners, with Croatia qualifying for the knockouts as runners-up.

Czech Republic have qualified as the third-placed team, while Scotland crash out of the tournamnent.

Henderson scores – but it's offside!

2021-06-22T20:45:02Z

What a goal that would've been for the Liverpool man on his return to the Three Lions - but it's been chalked off! VAR confirms that he was offside.

As things stand in Group D...

2021-06-22T20:40:58Z

With Croatia's three goals against Scotland, they could finish as Group D runners-up ahead of Czech Republic, who would then qualify as the third-placed team. England would win the Group, with Scotland eliminated.

Stones to be replaced by Mings

2021-06-22T20:38:00Z

The Manchester City defender makes way for Tyrone Mings.

GOAL!!! Croatia 3-1 Scotland

2021-06-22T20:36:55Z

And there it is. Ivan Perisic wraps up Croatia's third goal of the night against Scotland, who now definitely look to be definitively out of the tournament.

It was a great headed goal by Perisic, though, with an assist by none other by Luka Modric.

What can't Luka Modric do? 💪

2021-06-22T20:35:22Z

At 35 years and 286 days, Luka Modric is now the oldest player to score for Croatia at the Euros.

He already holds the record for Croatia’s youngest scorer at the tournament (22 years 73 days versus Austria in 2008).

Where's the fountain of youth, eh, Luka????

And there it is.

2021-06-22T20:30:10Z

England fans are singing "It's Coming Home".

Because of course they are.

Tensions are rising!

2021-06-22T20:28:44Z

Play's been stopped briefly in the Croatia vs Scotland game as players from both teams have started pushing and shouting at each other. Ruh-roh.

England make changes

2021-06-22T20:26:26Z

It's Jack Grealish who's off for Jude Bellingham, whil Raheem Sterling is replaced by Marcus Rashford.

The end for the Tartan Army?

2021-06-22T20:25:57Z

Scotland are eliminated from the competition if they fail to turn the game around Croatia and beat them. If the result stands like this, Croatia could qualify as a third-placed team while Czech Republic (who have already qualified) finish in second.

GOAL! Croatia 2-1 Scotland

2021-06-22T20:20:51Z

GOAL!!! It's Luka Modric with the goal for Croatia to put them in the lead against Scotland, and look how they're celebrating. Oh no – Scotland have their work cut out for them if they still want any hope of making it to the next round. A miracle needs to happen here...

Petkovic challenge on Tierney

2021-06-22T20:16:11Z

That looked rough from Bruno Petkovic on Kieran Tierney! He needs to be careful. Tierney is, what, 12?

Huge chance for Croatia!

2021-06-22T20:15:23Z

Luka Modric plays an amazing ball to slice open the Scotland defence, and Ivan Perisic's powerful shot is on target – but David Marshall makes a great save. It would've been offside, anyway.

Henderson with an instant impact

2021-06-22T20:09:55Z

Jordan Henderson has been active in his opening minutes at Euro 2020, making a few good crosses and generally driving the team forward.

And we're underway in both second halves!

2021-06-22T20:04:07Z

Here we go.

Henderson on for Rice

2021-06-22T20:03:42Z

England make an early change just before the start of the second half, with the Liverpool captain in for Declan Rice.

HT: England 1-0 Czech Republic & Croatia 1-1 Scotland

2021-06-22T19:48:56Z

We're heading into the break now, with England set to finish as Group D winners if the score stays like this. Scotland do need to win against Croatia if they want to have any hope of qualifying for the knockouts as a third-placed team, but they've already got half the job done.

Kane with a shot, saved

2021-06-22T19:44:29Z

The England captain takes another chance on goal but it's parried by the goalkeeper. It's a better performance from Harry Kane this time around, with more opportunities on the ball and actually making England look like a threat at times.

GOAL! Croatia 1-1 Scotland

2021-06-22T19:43:24Z

AND THERE IT IS! Scotland level the score through Callum McGregor, and the fans are going absolutely wild. McGregor was going absolutely wild! What a moment!

Soucek with a huge chance

2021-06-22T19:37:06Z

Tomas Soucek really should have scored there! It was a powerful shot from about 15 yards out and is wide by just a few inches. That was Czech Republic's best chance of an equaliser.

Hanley injured

2021-06-22T19:34:44Z

It's another blow for the Tartan Army as Grant Hanley is injured, having to be taken off and replaced by Scott McKenna.

Maguire makes all-important block

2021-06-22T19:30:35Z

What a clearance from Harry Maguire! Czech Republic were looking dangerous, gathered in the England box in numbers, and Maguire had to block a goal-bound shot that surely would've levelled the scoreline. The Man Utd man has impressed so far today.

Holes with a shot from distance

2021-06-22T19:28:59Z

Tomas Holes fires a shot from a long way away, but Jordan Pickford makes a great save! Could've been 1-1. It's the first time Czech Republic have really threatened to score.

Great chance by Kane

2021-06-22T19:27:07Z

It was Harry Kane's best chance to score all tournament, but the Czech goalkeeper makes a great save! The Spurs marksman does everything right - the power, the touch, the accuracy - but Vaclik was too fast.

Likakovic makes a save

2021-06-22T19:25:17Z

John McGinn has a great chance to score from close range, but the Croatia goalkeeper saves it comfortably.

Close by Modric

2021-06-22T19:22:58Z

Luka Modric has a chance to score from distance, but it goes just over the crossbar – and David Marshall probably would've gotten a fingertip to it.

Scotland MUST win to qualify

2021-06-22T19:19:46Z

Scotland need to overturn this 1-0 deficit against Croatia if they want to have any hope of qualifying for the knockouts based on the third-place group rankings. If the score stands, Croatia will qualify instead of the Scots.

GOAL! Croatia 1-0 Scotland

2021-06-22T19:18:16Z

GOAL for Croatia! Nikola Vlasic scores against Scotland with a great left-footed finish from an Ivan Perisic pass, which mean that the Tartan Army have a mountain to climb if they want to continue their Euro 2020 dreams. Ruh-roh!

GOAL! Czech Republic 0-1 England

2021-06-22T19:13:38Z

GOAL!!!! Raheem Sterling scores to put England in the lead. It's a great cross from Jack Grealish for the Man City winger, who heads it in comfortably. The fans in the stands are going crazy!

Surprise at Kane's inclusion?

2021-06-22T19:12:14Z

Harry Kane hasn't been at his match-best at all this tournament, and after he looked to be struggling during the 0-0 against Scotland, there were suggestions that he should be benched for this evening. But the captain is here and starting the line – will he turn out today?

England awarded free-kick after Kane collision

2021-06-22T19:10:40Z

Harry Kane is down, clutching his face after a brutal tackle from Tomas Kalas. Shaw takse the free-kick, and it goes over the Czech goalf or a goal-kick.

Sterling hits the post!

2021-06-22T19:03:38Z

England nearly get their break quickly, it's a great ball from Luke Shaw for Raheem Sterling who floats it across the goal, only for it to hit the post. It's the third time the Three Lions have hit the post this tournament!

England players take the knee (and so do some Czech players)

2021-06-22T19:02:50Z

The entire team take the knee before the whistle as a show of solidarity in anti-racism, and didn't sound like there were too many boos. Although this game is being watched by this here blogger through a stream.

Kick-off: Czech Republic 0-0 England & Croatia 0-0 Scotland

2021-06-22T19:01:08Z

Here we go, here we go!

🗣 Southgate on Mount and Chilwell missing the game: "It's just a bizarre situation'

2021-06-22T18:55:57Z

Gareth Southgate on ITV: "They [Mount and Chilwell] are hugely disappointed to miss the games. We have had to get on with it. It is a bizarre situation. They spent 120 seconds too long [with Billy Gilmour] in a fairly open space. It is full of contradictions for me but we have got to get on with it. Frankly, I don't understand it at all.

"There are teams travelling by plane, bus or coach for hours and our two boys have been caught. I don't get it. I have no issue with Steve or Scotland. I don't want them to have more issues than we have had. It is just a bizarre situation.

🗣 Clarke: 'The crowd have got a big part to play tonight'

2021-06-22T18:46:21Z

Steve Clarke to STV: "The only decision was whether to stick with the same back three or move Scott McTominay into midfield - I think it was quite an easy decision.

"The start of the game might be a little bit cagey - but I've been wrong before.

"The crowd have got a big part to play tonight. We need them from the first minute to the last. I know they'll be there for us."

🗣 McGinn: 'Three points to make history'

2021-06-22T18:33:36Z

Scotland midfielder John McGinn to STV: "The boys know the task in hand - three points to make history.

"We've watched a lot of Croatia recently and even though they've had criticism they're still a top side.

"We need the same belief and determination as the other night at Wembley. We played with bravery, commitment and quality - if we do that again we give ourselves every chance."

What do Scotland need to qualify for the knockouts? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

2021-06-22T18:23:46Z

Scotland can secure second place if they beat Croatia and England lose against the Czech Republic.

However, it would require a sizeable swing in goal difference, since England are currently three goals better off.

If Scotland fail to beat Croatia (who also have just one point so far) they will be eliminated. Should England and the Czech Republic draw and move up to five points, then Scotland can't finish in the top two automatic qualification places.

The most likely way for Scotland to qualify would be as one of the four best third-placed teams in the six groups. Four points would be enough.

Liam Gallagher has his say...

2021-06-22T18:13:01Z

Who will win Group D? 👑

2021-06-22T18:07:13Z

While England and Czech Republic have already qualified, there's the question of who will win the group – as their finish will determine who will face in the last 16.

If England finish top of Group D they will play the runners-up of Group F - that could be France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary.

If England are runners-up in Group D they will play the runners-up from Group E - one of Sweden, Slovakia, Spain or Poland.

Team lineups: Czech Republic vs England, Croatia vs Scotland

2021-06-22T18:02:53Z

Here we go! The last of the Group D games kick off in just under an hour.

Czech Republic XI: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril; Holes, Soucek; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Grealish, Sterling; Kane

Croatia XI: Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Kovacic, Brozovic; Perisic, Modric, Vlasic; Petkovic

Scotland XI: Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O'Donnell, Armstong, McGinn, McGregor, Robertson; Dykes, Adams

Welcome to Goal's Euro 2020 matchday blog!

2021-06-22T18:00:11Z

Hello and welcome back to our Euro 2020 live blog coverage, everyone! Today we'll be covering the Group D double-header, with Croatia taking on Scotland and Czech Republic facing off against England.

Reminder that Czech Republic and England have already qualified for the last 16 based on the rankings of third-placed groups, so it's Croatia and Scotland who will be fighting for their lives in the big battle this evening.

Team news incoming...