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England stutters, held by Scotland as Croatia also draws

Sweden edge Slovakia to go into driving seat

England were held to a goalless draw at the Wembley Stadium by neighbours and rivals Scotland in the second game of their UEFA Euro 2020 group campaign. Both sides essentially cancelled each other out in a game of few clear-cut chances. Scotland’s defence did a very good job of keeping the likes of Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish at bay as they prevented the English attackers from getting a clear sight of goal. Chelsea’s 20-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour was named man of the match after a brilliant debut in midfield for the Tartan Army. England have all but secured their place in the knockout rounds, but Scotland needs to win against Croatia to stand a chance.

Croatia and Czech Republic played a 1-1 draw at Hampden Park in their second Group D fixture. In-form striker Patrick Schick scored his third goal in two matches from the penalty spot to give Czech Republic the lead after 37 minutes. Croatia rallied and found an equaliser through a fierce strike by winger Ivan Perisic. Czech Republic have four points from two games and may have done enough to qualify for the next round, and Croatia needs to beat Scotland to get a shot at qualification.

Sweden left it late to defeat Slovakia 1-0 and get their Euro 2020 campaign off to a great start. Fresh off a goalless draw with Spain, Sweden played on the front foot as they looked to head to the group’s top. RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg scored the match winner from the penalty spot after 77 minutes of the game. Sweden have four points from six, and Slovakia remain in second place with 3 points.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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