Spurs Euros matchday 3 round up

All four Spurs players at this summers Euros have now completed their group stage campaign.
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Each Spurs player competing at the European Championships in Germany have progressed to the round of 16.

Guglielmo Vicario was once again on the bench, as his Italy side scored a 98th minute equaliser against Croatia courtesy of a sublime curling effort from late substitute Mattia Zaccagni.

It was already seen as an important goal at the time, but this goal proved to be absolutely pivotal. With other results going the way they did in the two days that followed, Italy would not have qualified as one of the third best teams. They would have had the same points, 3, as Slovenia, but with one goal worse goal difference. As it is, Italy march on in second place to the round of 16.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg played the full 90 minutes as his Denmark side qualified from Group C, in second place, despite not winning a game. They drew 1-1 against Slovenia and England, before a stalemate in their final game against Serbia. Denmark had an identical record to Slovenia, with both teams scoring two goals and conceding two goals. Both teams players had accumulated 6 yellow cards throughout the group stages,so the booking for Slovenia coach Novakovic Milivoje, funnily enough against Denmark, was the deciding factor that meant Denmark would finish second and Slovenia third.

Micky Van De Ven's Netherlands qualified for the last 16 despite falling to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Ralf Rangnick's Austria. This result meant they finished third in the group, but their four points meant they were comfortably safe to go through, finishing top of the 'third place table'. Van De Ven was a substitute for the second time this tournament, playing the final 25 minutes of the game after replacing Nathan Ake.

Radu Dragusin played the full game as his Romania side drew 1-1 with Slovakia, in a result good enough to secure top spot in Group E. This group was a weird anomaly, as all teams finished with exactly 4 points. Ukraine had the exact same points as Romania, yet exit the competition in bottom place whilst Romania go through as group winners. Dragusin has come under praise for his performances this tournament, although typically the only loss came when club manager Ange Postecoglu was watching in the ITV studio.

So, to the knockouts. Dragusin and Van De Ven will face off on Tuesday, as the Netherlands face Romania at the Allianz Arena. Vicario's Italy will play Switzerland is what is seen as a very tough game, especially with star defender Riccardo Calafiori suspended from yellow card accumulation.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's Denmark will play hosts Germany at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, in a game they are seen as heavy underdogs in.