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England drawn with Croatia, Czech Republic in EURO 2020 group stage

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England gets a solid group, but avoids the Group of Death.

Czech Republic v England - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by Denis Doyle - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The draw for the EURO 2020 competition next summer took place just after the conclusion of Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Bournemouth, and England now knows three of its potential four group stage opponents. The Three Lions were drawn with two old European foes — Croatia, and Czech Republic.

There’s some intrigue in this group — England lost to Croatia in the World Cup 2018 semifinals in extra time, and the Czechs should be very familiar foes as they finished just behind the Three Lions in their EURO qualifying group. The fourth opponent in their group will be whoever emerges from the Playoffs in Group C: Israel play Scotland, and Norway play Serbia.

It’s an interesting group for England, but it’s nowhere near the toughest. That’d be Group F, an absolute monster of a group that includes Germany, France, Portugal, and the winner of Playoff Group A (Iceland/Romania, Bulgaria/Hungary).

Barring an injury, Harry Kane is certain to be part of England’s final squad as selected by Gareth Southgate. Other Spurs that are in consideration include Harry Winks, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, and Eric Dier.

England fans, how do you feel about the draw? Which group is the weakest in this tournament? Discuss it in the comments!