Euro 2024: England top group despite grab draw, Denmark, Slovenia wait to know fate

England topped Group C to advance to the Round Of 16, but they put in another grab performance against Slovenia on June 25, Tuesday. Denmark and Slovenia ended up progressing to the next round but wait confirmation from UEFA on their final standings.
Euro 2024: England top group despite grab draw, Denmark, Slovenia wait to know fate
Jude Bellingham of England celebrates scoring his team's first . PIC: GETTY IMAGES

England finished top and Slovenia also advanced to the knockout stages of Euro 2024 after an uninspiring 0-0 draw in their final Group C match on Tuesday.England had already qualified for the round of 16 and, despite another flat performance, the draw leaves them in first place in the group on five points.

Slovenia finished level on three points with Denmark, who drew 0-0 with Serbia, and though they had the same goal difference, goals scored and disciplinary record, the Danes appeared to have advanced in second place due to their UEFA ranking, going through with Slovenia, subject to confirmation.

England had the best of the action in a tepid game of few real chances, with Harry Kane and Phil Foden forcing easy saves from goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Bukayo Saka having a goal ruled out in the first half for offside. England dominated possession but had few shots on target as Slovenia defended resolutely and tried to crowd out every attack from their frustrated opponents.

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Euro 2024: England top group despite grab draw, Denmark, Slovenia wait to know fate

Denmark secured a place in the knockout phase of Euro 2024 with a nervy 0-0 draw in Munich on Tuesday against Serbia who head home after coming bottom of Group C. The Danes had most possession and chances, with Christian Eriksen pulling the strings from midfield, but were unable to turn that into a goal in their third draw of the tournament.

They will await UEFA confirmation of whether they came second or third in the group - affecting who they face in the last 16 - depending on disciplinary points or rankings versus Slovenia. Serbia defended stoutly for long periods, but could not provide opportunities for veteran striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who appealed unsuccessfully for a penalty several times. They came fourth in the group with two points from two draws.

Both teams had goals disallowed, Denmark for a corner that went out of play and Serbia for offside. England will now wait to learn who their next opponents would be in the Round Of 16. According to UEFA's website, England could face one of the third place sides from Groups D, E or F. 

Source: India Today

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