Euro 2024 LIVE: England team news leaked as Scotland denied crucial victory

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We’ve only on day six of Euro 2024, but by 10pm tonight it could be all but over for Scotland following their crucial Group A match with Switzerland. Following the 5-1 hammering at the hands of Germany on Friday, defeat for Steve Clarke’s side will see them staring down the barrel of an early exit.

The hosts themselves play Hungary at 5pm, but it’s Croatian and Albania who will kick-off today’s action at 2pm. And it follows a thrilling day yesterday, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal left it late to beat Czech Republic 2-1.

There was also no shortage of emotion and drama as Turkey beat Georgia 3-1. But the tournament minnows more than held their own, and were left ruing a series of missed chances.

We will also have plenty of updates from the England camp as the Three Lions countdown to their second game against Denmark on Friday.

You can follow LIVE updates of Euro 2024 by viewing the blog, below…

KEY EVENTS

  • Scotland denied crucial victory in Switzerland draw21:52
  • England team news leaked21:06
  • Switzerland draw level with brilliant strike20:26
  • Scott McTominay gives Scotland early lead20:15
  • Luke Shaw ruled out of Denmark clash20:01
  • Germany hold firm to seal win over Hungary18:52
  • Ilkay Gundogan puts Germany in full control18:25
  • Jamal Musiala fires Germany into early lead17:27
  • Albania stun Croatia with late leveller15:59
  • Croatia turn the tide to lead Albania15:39
  • Croatia 0-1 Albania14:11
  • Shaw misses England training11:42

Scotland denied crucial victory in Switzerland draw

Scotland have been forced to settle for a draw against Switzerland in spite of their best efforts.

Both teams had opportunities to edge ahead in the second half but there was no breakthrough.

It means Scotland still have a chance of reaching the knockout stages if they beat Hungary in their final group match on Sunday.

They will need to win and overturn a goal difference swing of six to finish in the top two in Group A.

However, if they fail to do so, they could still qualify for the knockout rounds as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Scotland’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages are still alive (Image: GETTY)

England team news leaked

Gareth Southgate is expected to name an unchanged side for England’s second group stage match against Denmark tomorrow evening.

The England boss will stick with Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield and Phil Foden out wide in spite of their underwhelming displays against Serbia.

It has already been confirmed that Luke Shaw will not be involved against Denmark as he continues to work his way back to match fitness.

Likely England XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Guehi, Trippier, Rice, Alexander-Arnold, Bellingham, Saka, Foden, Kane.

Switzerland draw level with brilliant strike

Xherdan Shaqiri has fired Switzerland level against Scotland with an exquisite first-time finish from outside the box.

The former Liverpool man caught it perfectly on his left foot, with the ball curling away from Angus Gunn and into the top corner.

Scotland started so well and deservedly got their reward but they now have it all to do once again.

Xherdan Shaqiri scores from range to equalise for Switzerland (Image: GETTY)

Scott McTominay gives Scotland early lead

Scotland have just taken the lead against Switzerland thanks to a deflected strike from Scott McTominay.

The midfielder fired low and hard towards goal, with the outstretched leg of Fabian Schar diverting the ball over the line.

It’s a dream start for the Scots, who already look much better than they did against Germany in their opening fixture.

Luke Shaw ruled out of Denmark clash

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Luke Shaw will not be involved for England against Denmark tomorrow evening.

The defender is still working his way back to full fitness after missing a large part of the season due to a hamstring injury.

Speaking earlier today, Southgate said: “Luke won’t be involved tomorrow. He’s actually on track for where we thought originally.

“We were hoping a couple of days ago we might accelerate that but he needs a bit more volume work. There are days when he needs to do more than the rest of the group.

“Luke’s an outstanding player, that’s why we’ve taken the decision to bring him, although he’s not played for so long. We’re hopeful that can be available as soon as possible.

“I don’t want to put a timeline on it here and now but he’s progressing well.”

Scotland team news vs Switzerland

Here’s a look at the Scotland team picked by Steve Clarke to face Switzerland tonight.

Billy Gilmour has been drafted in to replace Ryan Christie in the middle of the park.

Grant Hanley is also handed a start in place of Ryan Porteous, who is suspended after he was sent off against Germany.

Germany hold firm to seal win over Hungary

Germany have beaten Hungary by two goals to nil after keeping the visitors at bay for the remainder of the match.

Jamal Musiala’s early strike got the hosts off to a brilliant start but they were fortunate to avoid conceding before half-time.

Things settled down after the break, though, with Ilkay Gundogan’s close-range finish securing all three points for Germany.

Scotland will be up next, with Steve Clarke’s side facing Switzerland in a crucial encounter following their heavy defeat to Germany last week.

Ilkay Gundogan puts Germany in full control

Germany captain Ilkay Gundogan has just doubled his side’s lead over Hungary with a fine finish from the middle of the penalty area.

The tournament hosts have been the better side in the second half and fully deserve their two-goal cushion.

Victory here will see Germany secure their place in the knockout stages with a game to spare.

Germany still ahead at the break – just!

Germany remain a goal to the good against Hungary at half-time in Stuttgart.

Hungary had the ball in the net just moments before the break but it was quickly ruled out for offside.

The underdogs are providing Germany with a stern test and it has not been as comfortable as many would have predicted.

Can Hungary turn the tide in the second half or will Germany extend their narrow advantage?

Hungary had a goal disallowed for offside just before the half-time whistle (Image: GETTY)

Jamal Musiala fires Germany into early lead

Germany have taken the lead against Hungary thanks to an early goal from Jamal Musiala.

The former England youth international struck from close range to put Germany well on the way to a second successive victory.

Hungary have been knocking on the door, though, having missed a golden chance to score within the opening 20 seconds.

They also tested Manuel Neuer from a free-kick just a few moments ago, with the Germany defence eventually scrambling the ball clear.

Germany are clinging onto their slender advantage as we approach the half-hour mark in Stuttgart.

Germany vs Hungary team news

We’re switching our focus to the next game between Germany and Hungary in Group A.

Germany, who battered Scotland in the opening match of the tournament, have named an unchanged side.

Hungary, meanwhile, have made two changes with Marton Dardai and Bendeguz Bolla both coming into the line-up.

Germany XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Rudiger, Tah, Mittelstadt, Andrich, Kroos, Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz, Havertz.

Hungary XI: Gulacsi, Fiola, Orban, Dardai, Bolla, Nagy, Schafer, Kerkez, Sallai, Szoboszlai, Varga.

Albania stun Croatia with late leveller

Albania have snatched a dramatic draw against Croatia thanks to a stoppage-time equaliser from Klaus Gjasula!

The underdogs were eventually rewarded for their persistence after missing several huge chances, with Gjasula eventually turning the ball home from close range.

It’s a huge goal for Albania but it’s pure heartbreak for Croatia, who are staring down the barrel of an early exit after taking just one point from their opening two games.

Klaus Gjasula celebrates after his late goal for Albania (Image: GETTY)

Croatia turn the tide to lead Albania

Croatia have scored two quick goals to take the lead against Albania with around 10 minutes left to play.

Andrej Kramaric found the breakthrough on 74 minutes before Albania defender Klaus Gjasula diverted the ball into his own net just moments later.

It sees Croatia standing on the verge of their first win at Euro 2024 following their defeat to Spain earlier in the tournament.

Half time: Croatia 0-1 Albania

Another early goal for Albania but this time, they hold on until half time.

In truth, they’ve had the better chances since too.

We are 45 minutes away from another famous tournament upset.

Qazim Laci celebrates his goal. (Image: Getty)

Croatia 0-1 Albania

They’ve done it again!

This time it took nearly 11 minutes, but Albania lead early as Qazim Laci heads in from Jasir Asani’s cross. Croatia keeper Dominik Livakovic will be questioned though as the ball appeared to squirm under him.

And you guessed it, Albanian fans have erupted!

Croatia v Albania kicks off

We are underway at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg with both sides needing a result….

Llorente wary of Italian ‘character’

Spanish World Cup winner Fernando Llorente has previewed Thursday’s huge clash between Italy and Spain.

“Their levels aren’t distant,” he told TMW. “The Nations League has already shown that the difference is minimal. They’re two competitive national teams.”

Outlining what his countrymen should be weary of, he said: “Italian character. Reacting well to a goal conceded in the opening seconds isn’t a given and it’s something that you take with you. Those guys are aware that they can do it.”

Fernando Llorente played club football in both Span and Italy. (Image: Getty)

Spain handed huge injury scare

Spain midfielder Rodri is reportedly a doubt for his country’s huge group stage clash with Italy on Thursday.

Radio station El Larguero has claimed that Rodri, taken off late on in the 3-0 win over Croatia, is struggling with a calf problem.

Spanish coach Luis de la Fuente has previously claimed the substitution was to prevent against fatigue.

Shaw misses England training

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has reportedly still not been able to join in with England training at Euro 2024.

According to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old is still undertaking work alone as he continues his return from his injury.

Dubravka taunts Belgium ‘individuals’

Slovakia keeper Martin Dubravka has taken aim at Belgium after inspiring his country to a 1-0 win in Monday’s clash between the sides.

“It is a big surprise probably for so many people in the world, but I said before the game that team spirit will always beat individuals,” he told reporters. “We have a better team. They have great individuals.

“We have been together a couple of years now and we’re very good friends. I went to Milan Skriniar’s wedding, and a couple of others also went there. This just shows how good the group is together.”

READ MORE HERE.

Martin Dubravka thwarted Romelu Lukaku on numerous occasions. (Image: Getty)

England’s secret weapon

England players are on the pickle juice this summer in the bid to avoid cramping up at Euro 2024.

The tactic has come to light after Kieran Trippier was handed a liquid substance after going down against Serbia on Sunday. It’s a ploy famously used by Carlos Alcaraz in his 2023 Wimbledon final win over Novak Djokovic.

READ MORE HERE.

Scotland fans have ‘dangerous’ umbrella seized

Two Scotland supporters reportedly had an umbrella confiscated before the Euro 2024 clash between Georgia and Turkey on Tuesday.

Authorities have enforced a high level of security and policing at each match of the tournament, and there are seemingly no exceptions. According to The Independent, a man and his 75-year-old father saw their umbrella taken at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night because the tip was ‘too long’ and ‘dangerous’.

READ MORE HERE.

Scotland urged to drop ‘fear’ factor

Andy Robertson has admitted Scotland need to play without ‘fear’ against Switzerland tonight.

In a frank pre-match press conference, he said: “I think you saw that in abundance in the qualifying, you saw a team that was full of belief and ready to fight for each other and go for every single ball. Maybe on Friday we played a wee bit with fear which we didn’t want.

“We had enough experience on the pitch where we should’ve done better and we know that. I think the whole country know that.

“Like I said, I don’t want to keep bringing up Friday because now we’re looking forward. We don’t want to look back to much. We want to look forward.”

Scotland captain Andy Robertson. (Image: Getty)

Neville calls for England change

Gary Neville has called for Kobbie Mainoo to start England’s game with Denmark on Friday.

“Balance demands that, as the tournament progresses, Alexander-Arnold may be sacrificed in midfield and Kobbie Mainoo played instead,” he told ITV.

“Every good team has a player who can receive a ball on the half turn, set the rhythm of the team and control a game. I love Bellingham, Rice and Alexander-Arnold. They are all amazing players. But I’m not convinced the current midfield three can provide that.”

Ronaldo branded ‘classless’

Cristiano Ronaldo has been called ‘classless’ by fans online after the way he celebrated Portugal’s winner against Czech Republic.

The 39-year-old pumped his fist out at keeper Jindrich Stanek, and shouted something in the ear of midfielder Petr Sevcik, after Francisco Conceicao scored his 92nd minute winner.

Good morning!

Welcome to our live coverage of day six of Euro 2024!

Ahead of us today, as well as all the breaking news, we have Croatia v Albania (2pm), Germany v Hungary (5pm), and Scotland v Switzerland (8pm).

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1912812/Euro-2024-LIVE-Cristiano-Ronaldo-Gary-Neville-England