Hello, good evening and welcome to Czech Republic v England! On the one hand, this match doesn’t mean much – both sides are into the knockouts – but on the other hand it means plenty, given the varying quality of potential opponents. Except no one knows who they might be, a defeat might work out better than a victory, and you never know how good a draw is until you’ve made your way through it, so maybe we were right to begin with. Not really! Both sides could use a performance, both sides are repping for their families, and that’ll be more than enough to see us right.
Euro / Group Stage
Wembley / 22.06.2021
Thanks for your company. Until tomorrow!
Full-time: Czech Republic 0-1 England
England win the group, Croatia come second, and Czech Republic also qualify, in third.
Kral intercepts a poor pass from Walker and lashes a shot wide.
There'll be three added minutes.
England haven't conceded a goal in three games. That's partly a reflection of who they've played, but it's still pretty impressive - they're not making many errors. We'll see what it really means in the next round - if they win, they'll likely play one of Portugal, Germany and France. I'm them, I'm hoping for Germany, but that looks least likely.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Czech Republic 0-1 England Henderson was offside. Bellingham got to the ball just before Sevcik.
GOAL! Czech Republic 0-2 England (Henderson) Bellingham competes for a ball in the box with Sevcic and it shoots through to Henderson! He smashes home!
Czech Republic send Vydra on for Holes.
"Go on son, it's your big chance!" Southgate sends Sancho on for Saka.
Pickford kicks poorly and Czech Republic counter, the ball pinging from Holes to Soucek, who finds Sevcik. His control is poor, but he collects the ricochet ... and wallops just wide of the near post! Something happened!
England knock it about. Then Czech Republic knock it about.
England send on Mings for Stones.
Perisic has put Croatia 3-1 up. They're going through, in second spot if nothing changes in this game, and Scotland are going out.
Czech Republic send Pekhart on for Shick.
Maguire's had enough, driving forward himself because no one else will do it, beating Holes and moving into the box, flicking a pass towards Bellingham inside him. Kalas is there to intercept, though; if only he'd seen Rashford, unmarked to his left.
Croatia now lead Scotland 2-1, thanks to the brilliance of Luka Modric.Croatia - Scotland live - 22 June 2021 - Eurosport
This second half has been wack.
I think that might be a better way of doing things. I've been anti-VAR since before it came in because I don't think anything is worth sacrificing the flow of the game and joy of celebrating goals. So if you can be pretty sure a goal won't be chalked off for nonsense, that'd be a big improvement.
England win a free-kick on the right and Saka swings it towards Maguire at the back post, where Boril shoves him. He wants a penalty and in the Premier League I think he'd have got it, but VAR here seems more loyal to the ref's on-pitch call than to the letter of the lawbook.