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EURO: England take on Slovakia to secure top spot

England needs a single point to be certain of making to the last 16 of the Euro Cup and could get this against Slovakia on Monday.

EURO: England take on Slovakia to secure top spot

The English have picked four points out of their last two matches after drawing 1-1 with Russia and beating Wales 2-1.slovakia-vs-england

England has so far not been convincing in their last two matches and will be keen to end their group fixtures on a high meaning that beating Slovakia remains a top priority.

Monday’s match is an important one for England captain Wayne Rooney who will be chasing his 114th cap.

Rooney celebrates

Image Source: Premier League

Furthermore, the last time England played Slovakia, the English won 4-0 with Rooney scoring one of the goals during the March 2009 friendly match.

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England starts as favourites having won the last three meetings against their opponents. Slovakia will have to watch their backline which has struggled to keep a clean sheet in the past. The prospect of a last 16 appearance should be enough motivation for Slovakia to beat England.

Wales have to beat Russia in another Monday fixture to make it to the last 16. The Wale were put in this position after going down to England despite taking an early goal. They will once again hope that Gareth Bale carries them past the Russians.

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Russia has had a disappointing campaign punctuated by incidences of hooliganism off the pitch. The team drew 1-1 against England in their opening match before losing 2-0 to Slovakia and it looks like they will have a bad outing.

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