100% successful tackles, 2 decisive passes: Declan Rice shines to help England advance to the round of 16 of Euro 2024 after a 0-0 draw against Slovenia

Facing Slovenia in the final match of Group C of EURO 2024, the England team continued to show a bored face. The “Three Lions” played stalemate and were held to a goalless draw.

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Declan Rice was a rare bright spot in the tournament’s runners-up’s otherwise lackluster performance. England had 74% of the ball and controlled the midfield thanks to the Arsenal star’s efforts.

declan-rice-euroRice was the brightest star on a gloomy day for the “Three Lions”. Photo: Internet

Statistics from Sofascore show that Rice leads the “Three Lions” in both successful tackles (3), decisive passes (2) and clearances (1).

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The 25-year-old midfielder had a 100% accuracy rate in his dribbles and long passes. Rice won 5/7 challenges and did not allow any opposition player to dribble past him throughout the 90 minutes on the pitch.

declan-riceRice suppressed many counterattacks from the opponent. Photo: Internet

 

Unfortunately, Rice’s individual efforts were not enough for England to win. His teammates were lackluster on the pitch and lacked the breakthrough to break through the solid defense that Slovenia built in front of Jan Oblak’s goal.