Euro 2021: Timid England book their place in last 16, Croatia and Czech Republic also through

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    England qualified for the last 16 of the Euros, where they face a difficult test against a group F team. The Three Lions edged the Czech Republic thanks to Raheem Sterling’s second goal in the competition. Meanwhile, Croatia beat Scotland 3-1 to end the Scots’ dream of reaching a first ever knockout phase at a major competition.

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