Euro 2016: Who will England play in the round of 16?

first_imgEngland have finished second in Group B at Euro 2016 after drawing 0-0 with a stoic Slovakia in Saint-Etienne.The result, paired with a 3-0 win for Wales, leaves the Three Lions facing a much tougher route to the final than had they topped the table.So who will Roy Hodgson’s men now face in the round of 16 in France?Well, as runner-up in Group B they will face the runner-up in Group F – which contains Portugal, Hungary, Iceland and Austria.As it stands, with one matchday left, England would face Iceland.It could all change depending on the results of Wednesday night’s games, so what are the permutations?Hungary v Portugal and Iceland v Austria…If Portugal win and Iceland winIn this scenario, the two teams would leapfrog Hungary to take the top two spots. It would all come down to goal difference, or goals scored to decide who finishes top or as runner-up.If Portugal win and Austria winHere, the Three Lions would face Hungary in the round of 16 with Portugal topping Group B and Austria finishing third following their earlier loss to Hungary.If Portugal win and Iceland v Austria is a drawOnce again, this leaves England facing a clash with Hungary in the next round as Portugal top the table and Iceland finishing third.If Hungary win and Iceland winIf the Magyars upset Cristiano Ronaldo and co, it would see them top the group with ease and England would land Iceland as their next opponents.If Hungary win and Austria winWith this permutation, superstar Ronaldo is going home early and England will face Austria next Monday.If Hungary win and Iceland v Austria is a drawIt’s Iceland for England here as the Three Lions attempt to progress.If Portugal v Hungary is a draw and Iceland winRoy Hodgson and his charges would be getting the calculators out in this scenario. Hungary and Iceland are battling for the top two spots and goal difference will decide it.If Portugal v Hungary is a draw and Austria winAn easier calculation here as Austria jump above Portugal and Iceland into second spot, creating an encounter with England. Hungary will finish top of the table.If Portugal v Hungary is a draw and Iceland v Austria is a drawIf these results come to pass in France, it comes down to goals scored to decide whether Iceland or Portugal finish second and face England. 1 England players look dejected after drawing 0-0 with Slovakia last_img read more