Bertrand and Forster eye place in EURO 2016 quarter-finals

By SFC Media time Mon 27 Jun Club

Ryan Bertrand and Fraser Forster will hope to be part of England’s first knockout win at a European Championship finals in 20 years tonight.

Roy Hodgson’s side face Iceland in the last 16 of EURO 2016, at the Stade de Nice, in Nice (kick-off 8pm BST), with a quarter-final tie against hosts France at stake.

England have not won a knockout match at a European Championship finals since beating Spain on penalties in the quarter-finals of EURO 1996.

That, in fact, remains their one and only knockout victory in the competition’s history, although they will be heavily favoured to add a second one to that list this evening, against a country whose entire population is only a little more than 300,000.

Forster is likely to have to make do with a place on the bench, with Joe Hart having been favoured in goal so far, but Bertrand started in the final group match – the 0-0 draw with Slovakia a week ago – and will hope to retain his spot ahead of Tottenham’s Danny Rose.


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