England plays Slovakia to scoreless draw, finishes second in Group B

England settled for second place in Euro 2016 Group B after playing Slovakia to a 0-0 draw in Saint-Etienne on Monday.

England manager Roy Hodgson made six changes to his starting lineup, including benching Wayne Rooney, and even though England had almost 70% of the possession and had the lion's share of chances in the match, it was unable to break down Slovakia's defense. The result, combined with Wales's 3-0 win over Russia, keeps England in second and in line to play the second-place team from Group F. Wales will play a third-place finisher to be determined as a result. 

England had a few decent chances, perhaps non better than a pair in the first half from Jamie Vardy and Adam Lallana, who were both denied by Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik. Dele Alli also came off the bench and had a shot cleared off the line by Martin Skrtel in the second half. 

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