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Czech Republic v England: Euro 2020 – live!

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This is the first time the English and the Czechs have locked horns at a European Championship finals. England did meet Czechoslovakia twice at the World Cup, though. They scraped a victory in Guadalajara in 1970 thanks to an Allan Clarke penalty, and weren’t much more impressive when winning 2-0 in Bilbao in 1982, the Czechs the architects of their own downfall, Jozef Barmos scoring an own goal, keeper Zdenek Hruska dropping one at the feet of Trevor Francis.

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England and the Czechs faced each other in qualifying for these finals. England won the match at Wembley, back in March 2019, with great ease. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick, Harry Kane netted a penalty, and a Tomáš Kalas own goal put the tin lid on the Czech Republic’s biggest defeat as an independent nation. Declan Rice made his debut that night.

It looked good for England in Prague a few months later, when Kane again scored from the spot after five minutes. But Jakub Brabec equalised five minutes later, and Zdeněk Ondrášek snatched victory with five minutes to go. That was the Czech Republic’s first win against England, though they’d also beaten them twice as part of the old Czechoslovakia.

Continue reading…Live Group D updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at WembleyThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd feel free to email Scott with your thoughts on the game 6.06pm BST This is the first time the English and the Czechs have locked horns at a European Championship finals. England did meet Czechoslovakia twice at the World Cup, though. They scraped a victory in Guadalajara in 1970 thanks to an Allan Clarke penalty, and weren’t much more impressive when winning 2-0 in Bilbao in 1982, the Czechs the architects of their own downfall, Jozef Barmos scoring an own goal, keeper Zdenek Hruska dropping one at the feet of Trevor Francis. 5.56pm BST England and the Czechs faced each other in qualifying for these finals. England won the match at Wembley, back in March 2019, with great ease. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick, Harry Kane netted a penalty, and a Tomáš Kalas own goal put the tin lid on the Czech Republic’s biggest defeat as an independent nation. Declan Rice made his debut that night.It looked good for England in Prague a few months later, when Kane again scored from the spot after five minutes. But Jakub Brabec equalised five minutes later, and Zdeněk Ondrášek snatched victory with five minutes to go. That was the Czech Republic’s first win against England, though they’d also beaten them twice as part of the old Czechoslovakia. Continue reading…