Czech Republic v England, 22 June 2021

Score1-0 to England
RefereeArtur Dias
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group D
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance19,104
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Rui Tavares (POR) and Paulo Soares (POR) Fourth official: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB) Video Assistant Referee: João Pinheiro (POR) This was match no. 32 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament (final group game). Czech Republic and England met in the same qualifying group for Euro 2020. England won 5-0 at Wembley and Czech Republic won 2-1 in Prague. This game was their first-ever meeting at a major tournament.

0  Czech Republic

Manager: Jaroslav Šilhavý

1  England

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Goals:

Goals:

Raheem Sterling 12 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík
Defender Jan Bořil
Defender Tomáš Kalas
Defender/Midfielder Vladimír Coufal
Defender/Midfielder Tomáš Holeš
Midfielder Vladimír Darida (captain)
Midfielder Jakub Jankto
Midfielder Lukáš Masopust
Midfielder Tomáš Souček
Forward Patrik Schick

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Declan Rice
Defender/Midfielder Bukayo Saka
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips
Midfielder/Forward Jack Grealish
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Harry Kane (captain)

Substitutions:

Petr Sevčík for Jakub Jankto 46
Adam Hložek for Lukáš Masopust 64
Alex Král for Vladimír Darida 64
Tomáš Pekhart for Patrik Schick 75
Matěj Vydra for Tomáš Holeš 84

Substitutions:

Jordan Henderson for Declan Rice 46
Marcus Rashford for Raheem Sterling 67
Jude Bellingham for Jack Grealish 68
Tyrone Mings for John Stones 79
Jadon Sancho for Bukayo Saka 84

Cards:

Jan Bořil 61 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tomáš Koubek
Goalkeeper Aleš Mandous
Defender Jakub Brabec
Defender Aleš Matějů
Defender/Midfielder Pavel Kadeřábek
Midfielder Antonín Barák
Midfielder Alex Král
Midfielder Petr Sevčík
Forward Adam Hložek
Forward Tomáš Pekhart
Forward Matěj Vydra

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone
Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
Defender Tyrone Mings
Defender Ben White
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Midfielder Jude Bellingham
Midfielder/Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Midfielder/Forward Jadon Sancho

Comments:

Czech Republic finished third behind Croatia in Group D by virtue of scoring fewer goals (level on points and goal difference) but progressed to the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed teams. Czech Republic failed in their attempt to avoid defeat in three group games at UEFA European Championship finals for the second time (won three at Euro 2004). They had now won one of their last seven games at UEFA European Championship finals (lost four).

Comments:

England finished top of their group at a UEFA European Championship finals for the third time; also 1996 and 2012. England had now kept a clean sheet in eight of their last nine games (conceded one goal). Excluding penalty shoot-outs, the Three Lions retained their unbeaten record in major tournaments at Wembley (played 13, won nine).