UEFA Euro 2020: What’s next for West Ham United’s representatives?

Declan Rice with Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal

The UEFA Euro 2020 group stages came to a dramatic end on Wednesday night as France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary battled it out in Group F’s conclusion.

It took a late Germany goal to see off plucky Hungary, with their 2-2 draw completing the line-up for the tournament’s last 16 stage.

It was good news for Ukraine on Wednesday, with their nervous wait to see whether they would qualify as one of the best third place finishers ending in success.

After defeating North Macedonia, but narrowly losing to the Netherlands and Austria, they will now face Sweden in the second round, with the tie taking place in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Andriy Yarmolenko has already scored twice and assisted another goal at the tournament, so will be looking for more against the Swedes.

Elsewhere, Declan Rice and England, and Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal of the Czech Republic were already assured of their second round spots, with Wednesday’s results confirming their opponents.

The Three Lions, as Group D winners, will face Group F runners-up Germany in a blockbuster Wembley clash on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, Czech Republic, who finished third in Group D, will now take on the Netherlands in Budapest on Sunday.

Finally, Łukasz Fabiański’s Poland suffered an unfortunate early exit in Group E after losing 3-2 to Sweden on Wednesday.

Needing a win to progress, Poland came from 2-0 down to level thanks to a Robert Lewandowski brace, only for Sweden’s Viktor Claesson to win it at the death.

Keep checking whufc.com for coverage of the knockout stages, as the Hammers players go for Euros glory.