Czech Republic must be wary after being drawn with familiar foes at Euro 2020

England found out that their Group D opponents at Euro Cup 2020 will be Croatia, Czech Republic, and either Scotland, Serbia, Israel, or Norway. EURO 2020 Fans are excited to get their England Vs Czech Republic Tickets to see live performances of their favorite team and players.

Revenge will be the main goal for England boss Gareth Southgate, with losses to both of their confirmed opponents still no doubt fresh on his mind.

Plus, depending on the qualifying play-off results, there could be an enticing match against local rivals Scotland, who England have faced many times throughout history with mixed results.

Croatia 

A grudge match going back to the 2018 World Cup semi-final. Croatia progressed to the final with a 2-1 extra-time win over England a couple of summers ago, while Southgate’s men went home devastated.

England has played Croatia twice since that day, both in the Nations League tournament. The first was a 0-0 damp squib, but then England got their revenge with a 2-1 win of their own.

Overall in internationals, England has got a slight edge, with five wins, two draws, and three losses. And remember, it was Croatia who kept England from qualifying for Euro 2008 too.

Croatia topped their qualifying group for Euro 2020, and their only loss came to Hungary early on in the campaign. They won five games, drew the other two, and scored 17 goals.

It was one of the closer groups, with Slovakia, Wales, and Hungary all in with a shot of qualification, and Croatia only finished three points clear of Bale and co. The community who love their favorite EURO 2020 team they are booking Croatia Vs Czech Republic Tickets.

Croatia’s key man is, of course, Luka Modric, who won the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year award after performing well for Real Madrid and in Croatia’s run through the World Cup last year. The captain has got 127 caps for his national side. Croatia’s current FIFA world ranking is 6. 

Czech Republic

England’s final group game will be against the Czech Republic, and these teams were in the same qualifying group, so they will be well versed in each other’s squads by now.

The Czechs handed England their only loss of the qualifying campaign, a 2-1 defeat where the Three Lions were pretty dreadful after an early Harry Kane penalty put them ahead. However, England won 5-0 at home at Wembley, and their fans will be hoping they can replicate that performance in 2020.

England has only played the Czech Republic four times, with two wins, a draw, and a loss, and they’ve never faced each other at a major tournament.  

The Czech Republic had up and down qualifying games, losing to the likes of Kosovo and Hungary, but picking up good wins elsewhere.

Michael Krmencik is the danger man up front, having scored eight goals in his 23 appearances for the national team so far. Czech Republic’s current FIFA world ranking is 45. Those who don’t want to miss the EURO 2020 entertainment have already bought their Group D Euro 2020 Tickets.

Scotland, Israel, Norway, or Serbia 

The playoff games for the final Euro 2020 spots are still to come, but we already know that either Scotland, Israel, Norway, or Serbia will be headed for Group D. 

A local derby against 50th ranked Scotland would, of course, be an exciting affair. They’ve played each other 114 times in their history, with England picking up 48 wins, 25 draws, and 41 losses. Keyman: Andrew Robertson

England has never lost against Israel, getting two wins and two draws in their four games so would certainly savor facing the world’s 93rd ranked team. Keyman: Moanes Dabour 

They’ve got a pretty good record against 44th ranked Norway too. Their last loss came in 1993 and overall has got seven wins, three draws, and two losses. Keyman: Joshua King

England has never played against Serbia since it has competed as an independent nation, but the world’s 29th ranked team is one of the more dangerous teams they can face. Keyman: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

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Euro 2020: England should be pleased to play familiar foes Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D

In the beginning, of Euro 2020 may still be 190 days away but there is already a degree of familiarity about the tournament for England. EURO 2020 Fans are excited to get their England Vs Czech Republic Tickets to see live performances of their favorite team and players.

Euro 2020 Tickets | England should be pleased to play familiar foes Czech Republic
Euro 2020 Tickets | England should be pleased to play familiar foes Czech Republic

As one of the hosts, Gareth Southgate’s side have the advantage of playing all their of their group games at Wembley and Saturday’s draw confirmed that the venue won’t be the only familiar factor, with England facing Croatia and the Czech Republic next summer, as well as one of Scotland, Israel, Norway or Serbia. 

Considering England could have been paired with world champions France or defending champions Portugal in Group D, it was a favourable draw. But playing teams you have faced frequently in the past brings its own challenges. 

“I’m never sure whether it’s a good draw,” said Southgate. “We have played two of the teams before and for us to play at Wembley is something special.”

Fading force

Both Croatia and the Czech Republic have enjoyed success against England recently, and yet playing at home as joint-favourites to win the tournament, Southgate’s team will be confident.

Croatia knocked England out in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup and are packed full of high-class players, but there is a feeling they are a squad beginning a gradual decline. Star player Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or last year, but is now 34 and starting to show signs of his age catching up with him. 

Euro 2020 Tickets | England should be pleased to play familiar foes Czech Republic
Euro 2020 Tickets | England should be pleased to play familiar foes Czech Republic

Striker Mario Mandzukic is 33 and the much of the team’s core – Ivan Rakitic, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida and Ivan Perisic – are over 30 too. Their team make-up comes as a stark contrast to England, who named a team with an average age of 23 years and 255 days in last month’s 7-0 win over Montenegro. 

Although they inflicted England’s first defeat in qualifying for 10 years with a 2-1 win in Prague last month, Southgate will not be concerned about facing the Czech Republic once more. Jaroslav Silhavy’s team are as limited as their No45 world ranking suggests. Sports fanatics can book Group D Euro 2020 Tickets online to enjoy its players stunning performances in EURO 2020.

Big fish

England is the big fish in the group for a good reason. They will be expecting to come out on top and head into the knockout stages with momentum. Having come on leaps and bounds under Southgate and reached the last four at the World Cup they will feel their time is now.

Euro 2020 Tickets | England should be pleased to play familiar foes Czech Republic
Euro 2020 Tickets | England should be pleased to play familiar foes Czech Republic

“We have to accept that expectations have changed from where we were. We are very critical of ourselves,” Southgate said. “We would rather be a team that is fancied than a team with no chance.”

It is this heightened status which means England will go all out to try and finish top of Group D, despite the potential pitfalls. The group winner will play the runner-up in Group F, which has already been dubbed the Group Of Death after France, Germany and Portugal all landed in it.

If England were to finish 2nd they would play the runner-up in Group E, which features Spain, Poland and Sweden.

With the positive experience of the World Cup still relatively fresh, the team on a gradual upward curve and a favourable group in which to get up to speed, England have every reason to be confident about their chances at Euro 2020.

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EURO 2020 – England, Croatia, and the Czech Republic included into Group D

England, Croatia and Czech Republic will be merged by a play-off winner in Euro 2020 Group C. England has won 11 matches against the Czech Republic and 4 matches were drawn and 3 was lost. Euro 2020 fans can book England Vs Czech Republic Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Euro 2020 qualifying record:

England has played 8 matches from which wins 7 matches and 1 match was lost. Their Euro 2020qualifying top scorer is Harry Kane. England has secured 3rd place in UEFA Euro Cup 1968. England reached Round of 16 in the previous UEFA EURO 2016.

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Euro 2020 – England and the Czech Republic included into Group D

Coach: Gareth Southgate

Best evoked for his EURO ’96 semi-final penalty slip until he took to vitalizing his country’s lucks from the dugout. Euro 2020 fans can book Group D Euro 2020 Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Draw reaction: “The fact that we’ve lost to both Croatia and Czech Republic is important for our mentality because it would be easy to be complacent given that we’re at home, given that we have beaten these teams. But we know the quality that Croatia has, and we know that the Czech Republic was hugely improved from when we played them at Wembley where England won 5-0 to when we played them in Prague where the Czechs won 2-1.”

The key player for Euro 2020 is Raheem Sterling. Has gone from a tricky winger to predatory forward at Manchester City under Josep Guardiola. 10 goals in his last 10 England presences. One to watch in Euro 2020 is Jadon Sancho England has arguably not had a player since Wayne Rooney who has been this advanced in their development at just 19.

Euro 2020 - The key player  of England  for Euro 2020 is Raheem Sterling
Euro 2020 – The key player of England for Euro 2020 is Raheem Sterling

Did you know?

England were 43 consecutive Euro Championship and World Cup qualifiers without defeat until October’s defeat to the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a Lost 11 match against England and 4 matches were drawn and 3 was won.

Euro 2020 qualifying record:

The Czech Republic has played 8 matches from which wins 5 matches and 3 matches were lost. Their Euro 2020qualifying top scorer is Patrik Schick. The Czech Republic has won UEFA Euro Cup in 1976 as Czechoslovakia. The Czech Republic reached a group stage in the previous UEFA EURO 2016.

Coach: Jaroslav Silhavy

Holder of the record for most Czech top-flight appearances (465), the 58-year-old won 2 titles as coach before taking the Czech pedals in September 2018.

Draw reaction: “We have played against England in qualifying at Wembley, it was bad a 5-0 loss, in Prague, it was superb a 2-1 win. We will see what happens this time around. It’s at Wembley again: we are going to try to get a better result than in qualifying. England and Croatia were both semi-finalists in the last World Cup. They are very strong teams, but despite this I think that we are going to prepare very well and we want to qualify.”

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Euro 2020 – The key player of Czech Republic for Euro 2020 is Vladimir Darida

The key player for Euro 2020 is Vladimir Darida. The all-action midfielder who plies his trade at Hertha Berlin. He leads by case and moved October’s shock victory over England. One to watch in Euro 2020 is Tomas Soucek. The pasting heart of midfield who redefines what it means to have good feet for a big man.

Slavia Praha won the title of the Czech player of the season for year 2018/19

Did you know?

Czech Republic is ubiquitous at the UEFA Euro 2020 as a free nation, reaching 7 consecutive final tournaments. Group D will be completed by the winner of Play-off Path C  i.e from Norway, Scotland, Serbia or Israel.

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