Euro 2024: England permutations and what they need vs Slovenia to qualify for knockout stage

England's Jude Bellingham with his arms outstretched after scoring the winning goal against Serbia
Jude Bellingham's goal gave England victory in their opening game, but they had to share the spoils against Denmark (Image credit: Eddie Keogh - The FA via Getty Images)

England are close to ensuring themselves of a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2024 despite a pair of disappointing performances in their opening two games.

Gareth Southgate’s side sit top of Group C going into the final round of fixtures after seeing out a 1-0 win over Serbia, thanks to Jude Bellingham’s early headed goal, and then being held to a 1-1 draw by Denmark after Morten Hjulmand cancelled out Harry Kane’s opener before the break.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.