England VS Czech Republic LIVE Football Match Score June 22/6/2021
Both teams have won one and drawn one so far, setting this match up as a decider for top spot. Spearheaded by three-goal forward Patrik Schick, the Czechs have a slight advantage as they only need a point to finish as section winners due to their superior goal difference. A draw would also be enough for England to progress to the last 16, but after being held to a goalless stalemate by Scotland on Matchday 2, the Three Lions will be eager to end the group stage on a high at Wembley, not least because victory would mean them staying there for their first knockout fixture.
Unbeaten in a tough Group D, the Czechs will come to Wembley with high spirits and a desire to put on another courageous display. They will not change their attacking style, with high-pressing and quick combinations. It will also be a special game for the West Ham duo of Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal, while England should beware of the in-form Schick, whose long-distance stunner against Scotland is already a goal of the tournament contender.
After a full Premier League season of controversial refereeing decisions and VAR reviews sparking heated debates week in week out, a Euro 2020 campaign without such dramas has been a breath of fresh air, but eyebrows were raised when Dejan Lovren’s flailing elbow on Patrik Schick led to a penalty on matchday two.
A bloodied Schick cleaned himself off before dispatching the resulting spot kick as Dominik Livakovic went the wrong way, but Croatia were level within two minutes of the restart as Ivan Perisic cut inside on his right foot before firing home to restore parity for the Chequered Ones.
Neither team could find the second goal which they so craved during the rest of the encounter, but Jaroslav Silhavy was satisfied with a point against the 2018 World Cup runners-up, and results on Monday means that the Czech Republic have already advanced to the knockout stages for just the fourth time as an independent nation.
Schick’s game-winning brace against Scotland on matchday one means that the Czech Republic currently lead the way at the top of the rankings, and so long as they can avoid defeat against England, they will make it out of the group as winners and set up a tie with the runners-up from the group of death.
It is mathematically impossible for the Czech Republic to finish lower than third in the group, so the prospect of Silhavy’s men advancing as one of the best third-placed teams is still very much alive, but the group leaders have every reason to be optimistic about their chances of claiming a famous scalp over an uninspired England.