For Scotland last night’s 3-1 defeat to Croatia at Hampden Park was to be Steve Clarke’s boys final outing at the tournament. However, there were still plenty positives to take from the tournament, as Scotland’s young stars, such as Chelsea's Billy Gilmour, shone on the big stage.
Thankfully, no other Scotland players, staff or management have returned positive coronavirus tests, meaning, Gilmour aside, Steve Clarke will have his full squad to choose from ahead of this evening’s game against the Croats.
Which teams have qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2020?
Italy, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, England, Czech Republic, Sweden and France are all through to the knockout stage of the tournament. Switzerland, Ukraine and Finland all ended their group in third, though must await the results because their last 16 place is confirmed.
This year’s European Championship is like no other, with 24 teams competing at the tournament rather than the usual 16.
The extra eight countries means the Euros have a round of 16 knockout phase for the first time, rather than going straight into the quarter finals. The top two teams from every group are guaranteed a spot in the last 16, with the four best placed third placed teams joining them – one of them potentially being Scotland.
Which teams have been knocked out of Euro 2020?
Currently Turkey, Russia and North Macedonia are all of of the tournament after the finished bottom of their groups.
Teams who finish bottom of their group are 100% out of the tournament, while two of the third placed sides with the worst points tally will exit the competition.
How have Scotland done so far in Euro 2020?
Scotland finished bottom of Group D on one point. They opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Czech Republic at Hampden Park, before claiming a valiant 0-0 draw against England at Wembley, however, they lost their crucial final game 3-1 to Croatia and exited the competition on Tuesday night.
Are Scotland still in Euro 2020, and when is Scotland’s next game?
Scotland faced Croatia at Hampden Park on the 22 June.
They needed a win to progress but succumbed to an impressive display from the 2018 World Cup runners-up and lost 3-1.
The defeat means Scotland’s Euro 2020 journey is over. However, their squad is young and they showed quality, there is no reason to believe we’ll have to wait another 23 years for Scotland to qualify for a major men’s tournament.
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