Euro 2016/Copa America - lads' knockout fixtures
23 June 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
With the group stages of Euro 2016 now complete, 10 of our players are looking forward to knockout ties in France while Erik Lamela’s Argentina now know the identity of their opponents in the Copa America Final.
On a dramatic evening of action in France yesterday (Wednesday, June 22), Belgium – who include Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele in their squad – secured second spot in Group E with a 1-0 win over Sweden, booking a last 16 clash with Group F winners Hungary in Toulouse on Sunday.
Group stages done ✔️ Onto round of 16 & a tough game v Hungary. Thanks to our fans for the incredible support pic.twitter.com/TBoQ8miQFw— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) 22 June 2016
Earlier in the day, England, runners-up in Group B, found out they’ll face Iceland on Monday after the latter side snatched a last-gasp 2-1 win over Austria in Group E, sending Kevin Wimmer’s nation out of the competition. The Three Lions had seemed set to meet Portugal in the next round until Arnor Ingvi Traustason slid in to score Iceland’s winner with the last kick of the game and put them second in their pool.
Our quintet of players in the England squad – Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker – could find themselves up against ex-Spur Gylfi Sigurdsson when they take to the field in Nice.
Elsewhere, it was confirmed that Ben Davies and Wales will take on Northern Ireland on Saturday in Paris while Hugo Lloris and France will meet the Republic of Ireland - with former Spurs great Robbie Keane among their number - the following day in Lyon.
Should all four nations with our players in their ranks reach the quarter-finals, France would face England and Wales would meet Belgium.
Meanwhile, Erik Lamela’s Argentina will take on Chile in the Copa America Final for the second year in a row. Erik has scored twice at this year’s tournament so far and, having helped his nation see off hosts the United States in the semi-finals earlier this week, he can now look forward to a clash with the reigning champions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the early hours of Monday morning.
DeAndre Yedlin’s USA will meet Colombia, who lost to Chile in the second semi-final, in the third place play-off 24 hours earlier.
Here’s a run-down of who’s playing where and when…
Saturday, June 25
Ben Davies – Euro 2016 round of 16 – Wales v Northern Ireland – KO 5pm
Sunday, June 26
DeAndre Yedlin – Copa America third place play-off – United States v Colombia – KO 1am
Hugo Lloris – Euro 2016 round of 16 – France v Republic of Ireland – KO 2pm
Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen – Euro 2016 round of 16 – Hungary v Belgium – KO 8pm
Monday, June 27
Erik Lamela – Copa America Final – Argentina v Chile – KO 1am
Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker – Euro 2016 round of 16 – England v Iceland – KO 8pm