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Euro 2024 Group C – England, Denmark and Slovenia progress, Serbia out

Euro 2024 Group C – England, Denmark and Slovenia progress, Serbia out

Of the six groups at Euro 2024, Group C was by far the least eventful. From six games, there were only seven goals – for comparison, Germany alone have scored eight.

The good news is we won’t have to watch another Group C fixture. The bad news is three of these sides will remain in the competition.

England made it through as group winners, despite three thoroughly unimpressive performances. Denmark also progressed in second place, while Slovenia also grabbed a round of 16 spot as one of the best third-placed teams. Serbia were the unfortunate ones, going out with just two points and one goal.

What Next?

Through: England, Denmark, Slovenia
Eliminated: Serbia
Top scorer: Christian Eriksen, Erik Janza, Jude Bellingham, Zan Karnicnik, Luka Jovic, Harry Kane, Morten Hjulmand (1 each)

As the only team to win a fixture, England topped the group. They will face the third-placed team from groups D or E, which will be either Netherlands, Romania, Belgium, Slovakia, or Ukraine.

But, perhaps more importantly, they will be on the opposite side of the draw to Germany, France, Portugal, and Spain, meaning that they cannot face any of these four unless they reach the final.

Denmark finished in second place, and as a result go into that half of the knockout stages. They will clash with hosts Germany in Dortmund on Saturday.

Slovenia won’t know their round of 16 opponents until the conclusion of Group F. This will be their first knockout game as an independent nation.

As for Serbia, their first European Championship as an independent nation did not go to plan. Despite a few big names in their ranks, they were unable to make much of an impact in Germany.

Elsewhere, these results ensure that Croatia are eliminated from the competition.

Standout Performer – Marc Guehi

In a group of so few goals, it will come as little surprise that a defender is our standout.

Prior to the opening game, the debate over John Stones’ centre-back partner was a major feature of England’s pre-tournament build-up, following an injury to Harry Maguire. Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi was Gareth Southgate’s preferred choice, and he has since justified the manager’s faith.

The 23-year-old has been arguably the only positive in an uninspiring campaign from the Three Lions thus far. Featuring at his first ever major tournament, Guehi has not looked a foot out of place at the back, helping his side to two clean sheets.