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Euro 2020, Day 8: Matchday Open Thread

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Day eight may be lacking in total star power, but it features three crucial fixtures that could determine the outcomes of Group D & E.

England v Croatia - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D Photo by Shaun Botterill - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

From St. Petersburg to Glasgow to London, day eight of Euro 2020 brings with it three intriguing matchups, capped off by what is sure to be a tense and exciting affair between England and Scotland at Wembley. The pace of the rumor mill seems to be picking up as we enter the final days of the group stage, so don't be surprised if our Euro coverage is briefly interrupted by some Granit Xhaka or Rui Patricio updates—stay tuned.

Onto the matches!

Sweden vs. Slovakia

FBL-EURO-2020-2021-SWE-PRESSER Photo by ERIK SIMANDER/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images

Time: 15:00 CET/9:00 EDT | Location: National Arena, Bucharest

After their matchday one draw against Spain, Sweden remain in a decent position in group E—just two points back of leaders Slovakia. Netting a positive result today, be it a draw or a victory, should put the Swedes in solid position to advance to the knockout stages. Sweden are without the Zlatan but Alexander Isak is one of the hottest young strikers on the market nowadays, so you won't want to miss a minute of this one.

How to Watch

United States: PrendeTV, ESPN, Sirius XM FC, TUDN Radio, ESPN+

United Kingdom:BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC One, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BBC Sport Web, BBC iPlayer

Canada: TVA Sports, TSN1, TSN App, TSN3, TSN.ca

Croatia vs. Czech Republic

Croatia Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D Photo by Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Time: 18:00 CET/12:00 EDT | Location: Hampden Park, Glasgow

There is a match in Glasgow today, but not the one you're likely thinking of. Rather than featuring bitter rivals England and Scotland, Hampden Park plays host to Luka Modric and Croatia, who are in desperate need of a positive result when they take on former Roma forward Patrik Schick and the rest of the Czech Republic. Shick's stunning midfield lob is arguably the goal of the tournament thus far, so all eyes will remain fixed on Baby Bergkamp.

How to Watch

United States: PrendeTV, ESPN, Sirius XM FC, TUDN Radio, ESPN+

United Kingdom: BBC One, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web

Canada: TVA Sports, TSN1, TSN App, TSN3, TSN.ca

England vs. Scotland

England Training Camp - Euro 2020 Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Time: 21:00 CET/3:00 EDT | Location: Wembley Stadium, London

Fire up your copy of Braveheart because England and Scotland are going to war again. But rather than being plagued by historical inaccuracies and the limitations of Mel Gibson's Scottish accent, the Tartan Army faces the unenviable task of slowing down Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Harry Kane, and the rest of the Three Lions. England enters this fixture level with the Czechs on three points, so they'll be eager to score a victory over Scotland to secure their ticket to the knockout rounds.

How to Watch

United States: PrendeTV, ESPN, TUDN Radio, ESPN +, Prende TV

United Kingdom: Talksport 2 Radio UK, The ITV Hub, ITV 1 UK, UTV, TalkSport Radio UK, STV Scotland, BBC Radio 5 Live

Canada: TVA Sports, TSN1, TSN App, TSN3, TSN.ca