Euro 2016: What the teams in Group E need to do to qualify for the last 16

Italy's team players during a training session at Bernard-Gasset sport center in Montpellier, France, on June 19.
Italy's team players during a training session at Bernard-Gasset sport center in Montpellier, France, on June 19.PHOTO: EPA

Italy have already secured their place as Group E winners following wins over Belgium and Sweden. But the remaining three teams, including the Republic of Ireland, are still battling for a place in the knockout stages.

Here is a look at what they need to do in their final group game to qualify for the round of 16.

Sweden (1 point) vs Belgium (3)

Belgium will be assured of second place with a draw. Only a loss, coupled with a defeat for Italy, will see them finish bottom. The four best third-placed teams will progress alongside the winners and runners-up of each of the six groups.

Sweden will secure third place - at the very least - with a win. If both Sweden and Ireland win, they will be split by goal difference, then goals scored, then disciplinary ranking and then coefficient rankings. Sweden has the advantage if it boils down to the final determining factor.

Sweden will be eliminated if they do not win. A draw is not enough for them to be among the four best third-placed sides.

Italy (6) vs Republic of Ireland (1)

Ireland must win to have any chance of progressing. If they draw, they cannot finish as one of the best third-placed sides.

They can only move up to second if Sweden also win and Ireland edge them out in goal difference, goals scored or disciplinary ranking.