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EURO 2024 England vs Slovakia June 30th: Round of 16 Clash

And just like that, we’re into the round of 16 at EURO 2024. England, who have failed to impress so far this summer, will be pleased after drawing Slovakia in the first knockout game. The game will be played on Sunday, June 30th at 17:00 at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Read on to find out all you need to know ahead of the match, including our match preview, possible starting line ups, and TV scheduling.

Match Information

Match Details

  • Sunday 30th June @17:00
  • Veltins-Arena

Broadcast Information:

  • TV Channels & Streaming Options: ITV, ITVX

Read on to find out more about starting lineups, game schedules, and TV broadcasts:

–> TV Broadcast: England vs Slovenia
–> Where will EURO 2024 be broadcast? See full EURO 2024 schedule

Southgate to Make Several Changes?

Gareth Southgate has received plenty of scrutiny for his team selections so far in this tournament, favouring the likes of Connor Gallagher in midfield instead of players who are perhaps more naturally suited to playing in a double pivot, such as Mainoo or Wharton. Being this far into a tournament without yet knowing what midfield pairing suits the team best is not an ideal scenario.

Moreover, Southgate has also insisted to keep Phil Foden out on the left wing, instructing him to stay as wide as possible, which is not his game and has therefore caused him to struggle greatly and fade out in games. Fans and pundits have instead called for Chelsea star Cole Palmer to come into the side after his stellar debut season where he showed the ability to win games on his own.

Whether Southgate makes these changes or not remains to be seen. However, he will need to think of a way to inspire his side and get the best out of a group of players performing well below their standard. At the very least, Luke Shaw has now been tipped to make a return to the side, giving England a much more natural option on the left hand side which could influence their attacking play.

Slovakia Qualify from Third Spot

Slovakia managed to get out of Group E by beating Belgium whilst being massive underdogs, and then managing to see out a draw against Romania, who finished first in the group. Slovakia will notice just how much England struggle against low block opposition, with star players Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka all being completely nullified by tight defences.

Only conceding 3 goals in 3 games, they could pose a threat on the counter against an England side who are struggling to score goals so far. We think they’re likely to set up in a low-block and make things difficult. Gareth Southgate and his side would arguably put it a better performance against more attacking sides like the Netherlands as they have yet to find the winning formula when coming up against lesser opposition.

Previous Meetings

12 Oct 2002Slovakia v England1-2UEFA European Championship
11 Jun 2003England v Slovakia2-1UEFA European Championship
28 Mar 2009England v Slovakia4-0International Friendly
20 Jun 2016Slovakia v England0-0UEFA European Championship
04 Sep 2016Slovakia v England0-1FIFA World Cup
04 Sep 2017England v Slovakia2-1FIFA World Cup

Predicted Lineups: England vs Slovakia

England Probable Starting XI:

  • 4-2-3-1: Pickford; Walker, Guehi, Stones, Trippier; Rice, Mainoo; Saka, Bellingham, Gordon; Kane

Slovakia Probable Starting XI:

  • 4-3-3: Dubravka; Pekarik, Vavro, Skriniar, Hancko; Kucka, Lobotka, Duda; Schranz, Bozenik, Haraslin


When does England vs Slovakia kick off?

England vs Slovakia will kick off on June 30th at 17:00

Where will the Euros match between England vs Slovakia be played?

The game will be played at Veltins-Arena.

Where can I watch England vs Slovakia on TV stream?

Viewers can watch the game live on ITV and ITVX.