England, Scotland and Wales’ potential opponents on the road to Euro 2020 final

The Euro 2020 group stages are almost at an end, and that means England, Scotland and Wales can begin planning their respective routes through to the final.

Ties in the round-of-16 will be played across 26, 27, 28 and 29 June, with two fixtures taking place on each day.

The quarter-finals will then take place on Friday 2 July and Saturday 3 July, with rest days on 4 and 5 July.

Four remaining nations will contest the semi-finals at Wembley on Tuesday 6 July and Wednesday 7 July before the final two battle it out under the famous arch in the European Championship final on Sunday 11 July.

Daily Star Sport have taken a look at who England, Scotland and Wales can expect to face in each round if they want to win Euro 2020.

England

If English finish top

England’s path to the final is the most obscure. The Three Lions could still finish first, second or third in Group D. Each spot will give them a different route through to the final.

If England beat Czech Republic and top spot in Group D, they will face a last-16 tie with the Group F runners-up at Wembley. Their opponent would be one of Portugal, Germany or France.

A quarter-final would then beckon against the winner of Group F or one of the best third-placed sides from Group B, C or D, which could mean another meeting with Scotland – this time in Rome.

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The semi-final would see England face the winner of third quarter-final, which at this stage could be one of Wales, Denmark or the Netherlands.

Gareth Southgate’s side would then take on the sole remaining side from the other half of the draw, with the likes of Belgium, Italy, Spain, France and Germany all possible opponents depending on how the group stages pan out.

If English finish second

However, should England finish runners-up in Group D, then their path to the final would look completely different.

If England finish second, they will travel to Copenhagen and take on the runners-up from Group E, which could be any one of Sweden, Spain, Slovakia or Poland.

The quarter-final would then see England face the winner of Group F or one of the best third-placed sides from Group A, B or C in St Petersburg.

A semi-final against the winner of quarter-final one then beckons, with Italy and Belgium possible opponents at Wembley on 6 July.

If England finish third

England’s third route to the final would require them to finish third in Group D and take on one of three possible last-16 opponents.

The first path would see England face the Netherlands in Budapest on Sunday 27 June. Another could see them tackle Belgium in Seville, also on Sunday 27 June.

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The final scenario would see England play the winners of Group E in Glasgow on Tuesday 29 June. As it stands, that could still be Spain, Poland or Slovakia.

Wales

Wales’ path to the final is much simpler. Rob Page’s side have already qualified for the round-of-16 and will face Denmark in Amsterdam.

Come through that and they will play a quarter-final in Baku against the Netherlands or the best third-placed side from Group D, E or F.

As it stands, that could be Czech Republic, England, Croatia, Scotland, Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, Poland, France, Germany or Portugal.

They would then face a semi-final against the winner of quarter-final four, which could mean England if the Three Lions top Group D.

Scotland

Depending on the results of Tuesday’s matches, Scotland can still finish second or third in Group D.

The most likely scenario would see Scotland finish as one of the best third-placed teams and follow one of three routes that we have already defined.

It could mean a last-16 tie with the Netherlands in Budapest, Belgium in Seville or the winners of Group E in Glasgow. Sweden are currently top of Group E, but Spain, Slovakia and Poland can all still top the standings.

If Scotland do manage to finish second in Group D, they will travel Copenhagen and take on the Group E runners-up, which again could be any of Sweden, Spain, Slovakia or Poland.

The quarter-final would then see Scotland face the winner of Group F or one of the best third-placed sides from Group A, B or C in St Petersburg.

A semi-final against the winner of quarter-final one then beckons, with Italy and Belgium two such possible opponents at Wembley.

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