Gareth Soutgate’s England 5/1 favourites to win Euro 2020 after avoiding nightmare group ahead of France and Belgium
- England will play all three of their Group D games next summer at Wembley
- France are second favourites at 11/2 despite being drawn in the ‘group of death’
- World No 1 Belgium are 6/1, while Spain, winners in 2008 and 2012, are 17/2
Gareth Soutgate’s England are 5/1 favourites to win Euro 2020 after being paired with Croatia and Czech Republic in Saturday’s draw.
France are second favourites at 11/2 despite being drawn in the ‘group of death’ with Germany (17/2) and holders Portugal (19/1).
Spain, winners in 2008 and 2012, are 17/2 to claim a fourth European championship title, while FIFA’s top ranked team Belgium are 6/1.
England will face Croatia and Czech Republic in Euro 2020 Group D and possibly Scotland
England will face their 2018 World Cup semi-final conquerors Croatia in the group phase of Euro 2020.
Croatia beat England 2-1 after extra-time to deny Gareth Southgate’s team a place in the World Cup final, and they will meet at Wembley on June 14.
England will also take on the Czech Republic, who beat them in qualifying for this tournament.
Their third opponent will be the winners of play-off path C, which includes Scotland. The other possible opponents from that path are Israel, Norway and Serbia. The outcome of the play-offs will not be known until the end of March next year.
England have the advantage of hosting all of their group stage games at Wembley
France are second favourites at 11/2 despite being drawn in the ‘group of death’
England will face the winner of play-off path C on June 19 and the Czechs on June 23. They will play all three of their Group D games at Wembley.
Wales were placed in Group A alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey.
Italy, coached by former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, won all 10 of their qualifiers, having failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.