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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Poland face Slovakia in Group E in Euro 2020 at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

Poland are looking to reverse a poor record starting tournaments here, having failed five out of six times to win their first match at the World Cup or the Euros this century.

While Paulo Sousa, who took over in January, will need to maximise Robert Lewandowski’s form in front of goal, especially with Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek out injured, but the Portuguese coach is aware that he has a great responsibility: “The process of team building is ongoing. For me it is a double responsibility to represent Poland – it is a duty for me to make all Poles feel proud.”

Lewandowski is among the favourites in the race for the golden boot, with Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku leading the way in the early stages.

Slovakia are quietly confident entering what is just their third major tournament but they have reached the knockouts in both their previous appearances on a major stage at the 2010 World Cup and at Euro 2016.

Veteran midfielder Marek Hamsik, 33, will hope to guide his side to the knock-out stages once more after doing so five years ago: “Poland are a tough opponent. They have huge quality, especially in attack, so we have to be strong in defence but have to also show what we are capable of doing.”

Follow live updates from Poland vs Slovakia at Euro 2020 following the conclusion of Scotland vs Czech Republic below:

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

86 mins: Another sensational delivery from Robertson, and another chance goes begging for Scotland.

The Liverpool defender whips a brilliant cross into Forrest, who opts to cut the ball back rather than shoot and the Czechs clear.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:45

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

84 mins: A fine ball from Robertson picks out James Forrest who incredibly beats two players – including a nutmeg – to jink onto his left boot but his shot deflects over the top.

The corner is caught by Vaclik.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:43

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

83 mins: Adams and Nisbet link up well but the latter’s shot deflects kindly into the arms of Vaclik.

The Czech Republic are holding the ball in Scotland territory now.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:42

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

81 mins: Brilliant play by John McGinn, but the Villa midfielder is clattered into.

The referee gives no foul and the Czechs drive forward. A cut back finds Schick but his shot is right at Marshall.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:40

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

79 mins: O’Donnell is off for James Forrest, while Dykes is withdrawn for Kevin Nisbet.

Now or never for Scotland.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:38

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

78 mins: Liam Cooper heads the set piece back across the box, and Scott McTominay can’t get his foot over the ball as he blazes it over the crossbar.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:36

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

77 mins: The Czechs are looking for that killer blow, although it may already have been struck.

Marshall gathers a driven cross, and now Scotland push forward. Hanley’s throw-in is intercepted and dealt with before the Tartan Army win a free kick.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:35

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

72 mins: It’s a double change for the Czechs now, with Adam Hlozek and Matej Vydra replacing Jankto and Masopust respectively.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:31

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

71 mins: Scotland win the ball a few times in Czech territory, but they lose the ball themselves before they can do anything meaningful.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:30

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Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

69 mins: Scotland are going for goals now, with Callum McGregor and Ryan Fraser on Jack Hendry and Stuart Armstrong.

Can they make the needed impact?

Che Adams has been brilliant since coming on, just needs a chance to come his way.

Andrew Gamble14 June 2021 15:28

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