England vs. Slovenia live score: Euro 2024 updates, result as Southgate’s Three Lions seek to top Group C

Will the real England please stand up? Have we already seen the real England? Oh no, it can’t be…

First, the good news for Three Lions fans. Gareth Southgate’s team have four points from two Group C games. That means they’re already through to the Round of 16 and victory against Slovenia will make sure of top spot. As the only team to have won a game in the group so far, a draw could even see them finish first.

But England’s performances have faltered badly after early goals from Jude Bellingham and captain Harry Kane against Serbia and Denmark respectively.

Changes in terms of both personnel and tactics feel inevitable and, as was the case at Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Southgate will hope any tweaks can pay dividends and lift England’s level of performance.

If not, Matjaz Kek’s team, who are unbeaten at the tournament after successive draws, might just cause a sensation. If Slovenia and Denmark each win on Tuesday, England would be bumped down to qualifying as one of the four best third-place finishers, giving them a trickier route through the knockout stages.

The Sporting News is following England vs. Slovenia live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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England vs. Slovenia live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
England  
Slovenia  

Venue: RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne

Referee: Clement Turpin (France)

Predicted lineups:

England (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Walker, Stones, Guehi, Trippier — Gallagher, Rice, Bellingham — Saka, Kane, Foden.

Slovenia (4-4-2, right to left): Oblak (GK) — Karnicnik, Brekalo, Bijol, Janza — Stojanovic, Elsnik, Cerin, Mlakar — Sporar, Sesko.

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England vs. Slovenia live updates, highlights from Euro 2024

1 hour 20 before kickoff: England are already assured of a place in the knockout stages and if the Three Lions win tonight and top the group as expected they’ll play one of the best third-place finishers from Groups D, E, or F in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday at 5 p.m. BST.

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As it stands, the Netherlands sit third in Group D, Romania, Belgium, Slovakia, and Ukraine are all tied on three points in Group E, and the Czech Republic are in third place in Group F, level on points with Georgia, but above them on goal difference.

Keep up to date with our third-place tracker right here!

1 hour 40 before kickoff: England have so far failed to produce the performances that have lived up to their favourites tag, so will tonight be when they finally turn it on?

If they are to do just that, then Southgate will likely need to take a couple of risks with his team selection. The Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield experiment will likely come to an end in place of Conor Gallagher starting. If he’s feeling more daring he could give youngsters Adam Wharton or Kobbie Mainoo a runout too. There’s also a big selection to be made up top if Harry Kane is dropped for the likes of Ollie Watkins or Ivan Toney.

All eyes will be on the team news shortly.

2 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of England vs. Slovenia at Euro 2024. Victory will make sure of top spot in the group for Gareth Southgate’s side, given they’re the only team in the section to have won any of the four games so far. Anything less and the Three Lions are looking at a potentially trickier path in the knockout stage.

England vs. Slovenia kickoff time

This Euro 2024 match kicks off from the RheinEnergieStadion on June 25 at 9 p.m. local time in Cologne.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

  Date Kickoff time
USA/Canada Tue, Jun. 25 3 p.m. ET
USA/Canada Tue, Jun. 25 12 p.m. PT
UK Tue, Jun. 25 8 p.m. BST
Australia Wed, Jun. 26 5 a.m. AEST
India Wed, Jun. 26 12:30 a.m. IST
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Euro 2024 Group C standings

Pos. Team GP W-D-L Goals Goals against Points
1. England 2 1-1-0 2 1 4
2. Denmark 2 0-2-0 2 2 2
3. Slovenia 2 0-2-0 2 2 2
4. Serbia 2 0-1-1 1 2 1

England vs. Slovenia lineups, team news, starting 11

Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s deployment as a central midfielder has come in for criticism during England’s underwhelming opening to the tournament. Southgate himself described the selection as an “experiment” and it might now have run its course.

Conor Gallagher is favourite to come into the side, which would probably mean a tactical tweak to the 4-3-3 that served England well en route to the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, when Jordan Henderson shuttled effectively alongside Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice.

Chelsea’s Gallagher is an excellent presser and could inject some much-needed energy into the England side. Kieran Trippier is expected to continue at left-back despite Luke Shaw‘s return to first-team training, although Joe Gomez and Ezri Konsa are alternatives if the Newcastle United defender’s recent calf problem warrants rest.

England predicted (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Walker, Stones, Guehi, Trippier — Gallagher, Rice, Bellingham — Saka, Kane, Foden.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak caused a stir by missing training on Saturday and Slovenia boss Matjaz Kek will hope to have his one genuine world-class performer available.

Midfielders Timi Max Elsnik and Adam Gnezda Cerin suffered knocks during the Serbia game and face late checks.

RB Leipzig sensation Benjamin Sesko is yet to find the net so far at Euro 2024 and must try to ignite a change in fortunes against an England defence that has been miserly up until this point.

Slovenia predicted (4-4-2, right to left): Oblak (GK) — Karnicnik, Brekalo, Bijol, Janza — Stojanovic, Elsnik, Cerin, Mlakar — Sporar, Sesko.

England vs. Slovenia live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA FOX Fubo, Fox Sports app/website, ViX
Canada TSN 1, 3, 4, TVA Sports TVA+
UK ITV 1, STV ITV X, STV Player
Australia  — Optus Sport
India Sony Ten 2, 3 JioTV, SonyLiv
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USA: England vs. Slovenia from the RheinEnergieStadion will be televised in the United States on FS1, with a Spanish-language broadcast via Vix. Both channels are available to stream on Fubo, with the latter offering a FREE seven-day trial.

UK: Monday’s match match will be shown in the UK on ITV and STV, with streaming on the ITV X and STV Player platforms.

Canada: Euros matches can be seen in Canada on TSN’s respective TV channel and live streaming services, while TVA+ will also provide a stream for this game.

Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster for the Euros is Optus Sport. 

India: All Euro games are available to watch on JioTV/SonyLiv. This match is also available on TV via Sony Ten 2 and 3.

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