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Euro 2024: England Set to Face Slovenia in Final Group C Match on Tuesday

England faces Slovenia in their final Group C match at Euro 2024 on Tuesday. Despite criticism following their unconvincing 1-1 draw with Denmark, Gareth Southgate’s team remains at the top of the group with four points. A draw against Slovenia will be enough to secure their advancement to the round of 16. Kickoff is at 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) in Cologne. Here’s what to know about the match:

Match Facts

  • England’s Position: England leads Group C with four points and is likely to progress even with a loss, as four points are typically enough to advance as one of the best third-placed teams.
  • Previous Matches: England beat Serbia 1-0 in their opening game.
  • Potential Outcomes: Winning the group would pit England against one of the best third-placed teams from Group D, E, or F.
  • Slovenia’s Situation: Slovenia, with two points, could finish either top or bottom of the group depending on the results. They have drawn against both Denmark and Serbia.

Team News

  • England: All 26 players in the squad were set to train on Monday. There is speculation that Luke Shaw might play for the first time in the tournament after recovering from an injury.
  • Midfield Changes: Southgate might alter the midfield setup, possibly replacing Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was experimented with in a holding role, with Conor Gallagher partnering Declan Rice.

By the Numbers

  • Harry Kane: Kane scored his record-extending 64th goal for England against Denmark.
  • Slovenia’s History: This is Slovenia’s second appearance at the Euros, and they are still seeking their first win.

What They’re Saying

  • Gareth Southgate, England Coach: “We are very aware that our performances need to improve, but in terms of points and goals, we’re in a very similar situation to the last Euro and we’re comfortable with that.”
  • Matjaz Kek, Slovenia Coach: “We are now facing the last group game. We turn our thoughts towards England. They are clear favorites, but so were the Danes and the Serbs. So we need to lift our heads and prepare.”


Despite the criticism and pressure, England is well-positioned to advance in Euro 2024. The match against Slovenia will be crucial in determining their path forward in the tournament.

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