UEFA Euro 2020 Last 16 Round

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Games have been coming in thick and fast in the delayed European championship over the past month. All these games culminate into the highly anticipated last 16 knockout phase. We take a dive into the groups to see who made it.

Group A


  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Wales


  • Turkey

Italy showed their prowess in the tournament while picking all three wins with seven goals without conceding any. Moreover, the side proceed to take on Austria in London.

On the other hand, Wales started with a draw with Switzerland before edging out Turkey. Therefore, the side will take on Denmark in Amsterdam. Despite a draw, Switzerland became a third placed side by virtue of goal difference.

Group B


  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland


  • Russia

Belgium continued their impressive run of form with a 4-0 win over Russia guaranteeing them a top spot in the group. Therefore, the side proceeded to face off against Denmark in the incoming knockout games.

Despite controversies over Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest, Denmark salvaged their spot in the last 16 round. Debutants Finland makes a third place finish with three points and a -2 goal difference.

Group C


  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Ukraine


  • North Macedonia

Christoph Baumgartner's first half goal in their clash with Ukraine ensured the side earned a spot in the Euros knockout rounds. It marks their first time in their history. However, they face against an in-form Italy side with a perfect record so far in the competition.

Netherlands marked their return to the international stage and face off against third placed sides in either Group D, E or F. On the other hand, Ukraine made the round. It follows Croatia's 3-1 win over Scotland.

Group D


  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • Croatia


  • Scotland

England made their way to the top of their group after a 1-0 win over their Czech counterparts thanks to a goal by Raheem Sterling. However, the result saw three teams make it to the last 16 round.

Czech Republic make the last 16 thanks to picking four points and a +1 goal difference. Moreover, Croatia broke the tie with the Czech Republic with their triumphant win over Scotland on Tuesday.

Group E


  • Sweden

In the Mix:

  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Poland

Sweden booked a spot in the last 16 before their heated clash with Poland. Nonetheless, Poland also qualify but a draw or loss will see them drop from the knockout phase.

A win for either Spain or Slovakia seals their fate in the knockout phase. Moreover, Spain run the risk of finishing at the bottom of the table in case of a win or draw for Poland.

Group F


  • France

In the Mix:

  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Hungary

France secured their top spot in the group despite a disappointing 1-1 draw with Hungary. Firstly, a triumphant win over Portugal was enough to book their spot in the knockout round.

Hungary's qualification bid hangs in the balance especially with their clash against Germany. However, a point against France is enough to see them to the knockout phase.

Furthermore, every position in the group hangs in the balance. Winner from the group proceeds to take on either Finland or Switzerland.


Here is a round-up of some FAQs about the knockout phase.

How many teams can qualify?

The second round will accommodate 16 teams. In addition, the top two teams plus the fourth best third-placed teams will proceed to the quarter-finals.

Which criteria applies for teams level on points?

Generally, the following criteria apply in this situation:

  • Goal difference
  • Goals scored
  • Penalty shoot-out
  • Number of wins
  • Position in Euro qualifiers
What about wins for third-placed teams?
  • Overall points
  • Better goal difference
  • Total wins
  • Goals scored
  • Position in Euro qualifiers

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