Jaroslav Silhavy’s men left a lasting impression on England in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers as they proved to be the biggest threat to the Three Lions’ top spot ambitions.
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The Czech’s fell short of finishing first in Group A in the end, but wrapped up their place in the competition as they comfortably finished clinched a runners-up spot. Despite losing their final game against Bulgaria, it was an impressive display from the Czech Republic who stunned England in Prague to clinch all three points despite falling behind in the opening five minutes.
But just how far can they go in the competition this summer having been drawn in a difficult group alongside their qualifying rivals, England?
Czech Republic Euro 2020 odds
The Czech Republic have qualified for the last six tournaments but their group-stage elimination in 2016 has perhaps not helped their odds – they’re currently 150/1 to lift the trophy.
Can they go one further and progress this time? They may be left to battle it out with Scotland for third place, but that could be enough to secure qualification in the current format of the tournament.
Czech Republic’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
Czech Republic were drawn into Group D of Euro 2020 which will see them face England, Croatia, and Scotland.
Silhavy’s side kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against Scotland, before matches against Croatia and then England. The game against the Three Lions will be held at Wembley Stadium, however, their other two games will be played in Glasgow at Hampden Park.
Last 16: The second-placed side from Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France or Germany) in London on June 29.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 Match 8, which is played between the winner of Group E (Spain favourites) and the third-place team in A, B, C or D.
Semi-finals:Likely the winner of Group C (The Netherlands expected) or the runners-up from Group A/B (likely contenders are Turkey, Wales, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia).
If Czech Republic qualify from Group D
If the Czech Republic don’t win Group D but still qualify and it could become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The second-placed Group E side, which could be any of Spain, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia in Copenhagen on June 28th.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 Match 6, which is played between the winner of Group F (which includes Portugal, Germany and France) and the third place in A, B or C, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine and Austria.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1, which could include the winner of Group A or Group B (expected to be Italy and Belgium, respectively).
If the Czech Republic finish third in their group and do enough to be ranked among the top third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group E and then join the path they’d take if they won Group E (talk about over-complicating things!
Czech Republic Golden Boot odds
Roma’s Patrik Schick is the Czech Republic’s favourite to get his hands on the Golden Boot trophy this summer. Schick has been in reasonable form for the Serie A outfit given his limited game time – scoring nine league goals in his 26 appearances.