Daniel Sturridge scored the all important 2nd goal for England against Wales © Getty Images
Daniel Sturridge scored the all important 2nd goal for England against Wales © Getty Images

England will play against Slovakia in Match 27 of Euro 2016. The match will be played at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne in France. Things have heated up as the third round of fixtures takes place in the tournament. England will look to seal a victory and head into the next stage of the Euros in the Group B encounter. With a 2-1 win against Wales after a Daniel Sturridge goal in the closing stages of the game, England hold the top spot in the group. Slovakia on the other hand created a massive upset beating Russia 2-1 to win their first match of the competition after they were beaten by Wales in the first game.

England manager Roy Hodgson would have been a happy man after his side found the goal to win the match against Wales. The win was a crucial one in context of the Group that England are in. Also, Jamie Vardy scored the first goal for them. It had a hint of offside about it, but nonetheless their main striker scoring for them would have made him satisfied as well. Against Slovakia though they will still have to be upto their best. Their defenders will know that Slovakia’s attack can cause trouble and make them pay for mistakes at the back.

Sloavakia come into the game with momentum as well. Their performance against Russia was superb. They scored two goals, both in the first half and although they did concede one in the 80th minute, they made sure Russia doesn’t score an equalizer. Vladimír Weiss scored the first goal for Slovakia whereas Marek Hamšík scored the second. Against England though. they will again have to play out of their skin to win it. If they win it, they will qualify for the quarter-finals. Coach Ján Kozák will have to be spot on with his tactics however, if they hope to go one more step further.

Squads

Slovakia: Matus Kozacik, Jan Mucha, Jan Novota, Peter Pekarik, Milan Skriniar, Martin Skrtel, Norbert Gyomber, Jan Durica, Kornel Salata, Tomas Hubocan, Dusan Svento, Viktor Pecovsky, Robert Mak, Juraj Kucka, Patrik Hrosovsky, Jan Gregus, Marek Hamsik, Ondrej Duda, Miroslav Stoch, Vladimir Weiss, Michal Duris, Adam Nemec, Stanislav Sestak

England: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Nathaniel Clyne, Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge, Marcus Rashford

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(Karan Dewana reporter with CricketCountry, loves following and playing sports. He is a Team India fan and loves winning. Follow him on his twitter handle @karan13dewan)