Euro 2024: England tops Group C after goalless draw with Slovenia
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England’s frustrating campaign continued as they managed a 0-0 draw against Slovenia, sealing top spot in Group C.

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Despite boasting top talents like Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, and Phil Foden, Gareth Southgate’s side struggled against Slovenia.

The match saw England dominate possession but fail to capitalize on their chances. Declan Rice was a standout performer, but his efforts couldn’t cover for the team’s overall performance.

In the first half, England created several opportunities but lacked the finishing touch needed to convert their dominance into goals. Saka's goal was disallowed for offside, further frustrating the Three Lions.

Saka ‘s goal was disallowed for offside – Getty image[/figure]

Southgate’s experiment with Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield didn’t workout as planned, and Conor Gallagher, who started in his place, was subbed off at halftime after a poor performance.

Meanwhile, Slovenia, already eliminated from the tournament, were strong in defense, frustrating England's attacking efforts. The Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak put on a solid performance, denying England any chance to break the deadlock.

The second half saw some improvement, with England dictating play but still unable to break through. Kane and Foden had shots on target, but Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak remained untroubled.

The match ended in a goalless draw, but the result was enough for England to secure the top spot in Group C, thus avoiding a tougher path in the knockout stages. This draw means England will avoid facing heavyweights like Germany, France, and Spain in the next round.

Overall, while England’s performance raised concerns, their position at the top of Group C gives them a strategic advantage as they move forward in the tournament.