Notes from Germany
World Soccer’s Nick Bidwell reports on the mixed reaction from Germany to the country’s Euro 2016 campaign, in which Jerome Boateng’s stock is rising as fast as Mario Gotze’s is falling.
Sweden v Belgium preview
If Sweden fail to beat Belgium tonight, we will have seen the last of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the international stage. Can the Swedish talisman prolong his international career or is it au revoir Zlatan ce soir?
Italy v Ireland preview
Images of the day
Peterjon Cresswell, Europe’s foremost authority on the stadiums of the continent, has produced a series of fantastic guides to all the Euro 2016 and stadium guides. Here are his recommendations for three of today’s cities, Lille, Lens and Paris.
Images of the day
Each day we’ve been bringing you the outstanding images from Euro 2016. Today, it is Croatia captain Dario Srna embracing his wife after his side defeated reigning champions Spain 2-1, who leads our images from Day 12.
Groups F concludes this afternoon with Sweden meeting Belgium and Italy facing the Republic of Ireland, while tonight, Group E wraps up with Iceland against Austria, and Hungary meeting Portugal.
This is how things currently stand in both groups.
Day 12 recap
Group C is done and dusted with Germany’s 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland ensuring they top the group ahead of Poland who defeated Ukraine by the same scoreline The results mean that Michael O’Neill Northern Ireland side are guaranteed a place in the last 16 as one one the best third-placed teams.
In Group D, there was something of a shock as the holders Spain suffered their first loss at the European Championships since 2004. The 2-1 defeat to Croatia means that they will now face Italy in the next round, whereas group winners, Croatia, will meet one of the third-placed teams.
In the night’s other match, Turkey gave themselves a chance of qualifying by beating the Czech Republic 2-0 in Lens.