Italy, Spain advance with wins; Croatia, Czech Republic draw amid fan trouble

Eder scored a late goal as Italy beat Sweden 1-0 to seal a place in the Euro 2016 knockout stages.

Antonio Conte's side went into the game knowing that, while a win would guarantee their place in the knockout stages, a draw would also probably suffice, so it was little surprise to see the Italians sit back and try to reduce the space for lone Swedish threat Zlatan Ibrahimovic to operate in during a lacklustre first half.

The game looked to be drifting to a stalemate, but Inter striker Eder had other ideas, picking up a long throw from Chiellini and cutting inside on to his right foot, bending a shot around goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson deep into the second half.

Italy face Republic of Ireland at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille in their final group game on Wednesday June 22, which kicks off at 9 p.m. local time, but are already assured of a place in the round of 16 and could be guaranteed top spot if Ireland fail to beat Belgium on Saturday evening.

Sweden are likely to need a win over Belgium in their final fixture at the Allianz Riviera in Nice to progress, with that game also kicking off at 9 p.m. local time.

Spain booked their place in the knockout stage by easing to a 3-0 victory over Turkey in Nice.

Alvaro Morata and Nolito scored in a four-minute span in the first half to put the defending champions on their way to a second-straight win in Group D following Monday's 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Morata added a second shortly after half-time to as Spain became the first team to score three goals in one game at the tournament.

Spain have six points and will win Group D if they avoid defeat against second-placed Croatia in their next game on Tuesday.

Czech Republic rallied from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw in a game that Croatia mostly dominated in Group D play.

Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic scored in each half to put Croatia ahead, but Milan Skoda's 76th-minute headed goal gave the Czechs a lifeline and Tomas Necid delivered an 89th-minute penalty to secure a point that had seemed unlikely earlier in the match.

Croatia could also face discipline from UEFA after a delay before the final goal when their fans threw multiple flares onto the corner of the ground, as well as a firework that went off very close to a steward.

Croatia, now on four points, will finish group play against Spain on Tuesday. The Czech Republic, with one point, will face Turkey that same day.