Euro 2020: England stars feature in stats-based team of the tournament so far

An enthralling set of second-round ties were rounded off yesterday, with England rising to the occasion to defeat Germany 2-0 at Wembley Stadium, and Ukraine booking their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 extra-time win against Sweden.

Euro 2020: England stars feature in stats-based team of the tournament so far

Earlier in the round, a truly memorable evening of football saw Spain defeat Croatia 5-3, and Switzerland dump world champions France out of the competition on penalties. While, likes of Italy, Belgium, Denmark and the Czech Republic also booked their last-16 spots.

Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated quarter-finals getting underway on Friday, we've taken a look at stats experts WhoScored's team of the tournament so far.

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Here's our rundown of the players who, based on a wealth of data, make the best starting XI of Euro 2020:

Alas, Finland never made it out of the group, but their goalkeeper did everything he could to keep their dreams alive. Across their three games, he made an impressive 13 saves, as well as keeping a clean sheet and saving a penalty in their opening 1-0 win over Denmark.
The Chelsea skipper has only featured twice in the tournament so far, which could explain his rather lofty 7.7/10 average rating. He kept a clean sheet in the 5-0 drubbing of Slovakia, and scored a vital header in their last-16 win against Croatia.
Like Azpilicueta, he's only played two games at the tournament so far, but what a two games they were! The granite-headed Man Utd captain put in a heroic performance in the 2-0 win over Germany, and walked away with the MOTM award.
Two England centre-backs in the team of the tournament so far? That'll do nicely! Questions were understandably raised over the Man City defender's error-prone nature before the competition began, but he's not put a foot wrong so far.
Italy have emerged as real contenders for the trophy, although they did have a slight wobble against Austria, where they needed extra time to make the quarter-finals. Spinazzola, who arguably boasts the surname of the tournament, has been dazzling, and provided an assist in the aforementioned Austria game.
The 32-year-old helped to break English hearts in the 2018 World Cup semi-final, and returned to international tournament football with two goals and an assist in the Euro 2020 group stages. He missed Croatia's 5-3 loss to Spain after testing positive for Covid-19.
After recovering from multiple facial fractures suffered in the Champions League Final, KDB was back to his best in the group stages, claiming two MOTM awards as Belgium won all three games. After suffering an ankle injury against Portugal, he's a real doubt for Friday's quarter-final against Italy, however.
Paul Pogba really steps up a gear when he pulls on a France shirt, and lit up the group stages with some dynamic midfield play. In his side's dramatic exit to Switzerland, he scored one of the goals of the tournament, as well as slotting home the perfect - albeit ultimately worthless - penalty in the shootout.
Seasoned players of Football Manager will know exactly how good Emil Forsberg is, and he showcased the same tenacity as his digital likeness throughout Sweden's run in the competition. The RB Leipzig winger scored four goals in as many games, just one less than top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speak of the devil! Arch-nemesis of fizzy drink barons, CR7 has had a typically entertaining tournament both on and off the field for Portugal. He scored five and provided an assist in the group stage, but blanked in his side's 1-0 last-16 exit to Belgium.
Nobody fancied the Czech Republic before the tournament began, but they've only gone and made it to the quarter-finals! The Bayer Leverkusen striker scored a brace against Scotland, the opener against Croatia, and one against the Netherlands in a shock 2-0 win.