Out of the four Newcastle players that were called up to their respective countries for the European Championships this summer, only two of them remain in the competition after the group stages concluded last night.

It was heartbreak for Martin Dubravka and Slovakia after his calamitous own goal was the first of Spain's goals in a 5-0 defeat last night, condemning them to an early exit from the tournament.

Scotland winger Ryan Fraser had similar heartbreak on Wednesday night when The Tartan Army crashed out of the Euros after a 3-1 defeat against Croatia in front of a home crowd at Hampden Park.

However, it was good news for Emil Krafth and his Sweden teammates who topped Group E – ahead of 2012 champions Spain – after beating Poland 3-2 in the dying seconds of the game.

Fabian Schar and Switzerland also progress to the knockout stages of the tournament after their 3-1 win over Turkey at the weekend was enough for them to qualify was one of four third placed teams.

Dubravka and Slovakia crash out despite winning start

Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka played a full game in every one of Slovakia's three Euro 2020 games – beginning with Pavel Hapal's side getting the tournament off to a winning start with a 2-1 win over a ten-man Poland.

Slovakia then went on to lose their next game 1-0 against Sweden, a game where Dubravka then conceded a penalty after he took the legs of an onrushing Alexander Isak that Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig made no mistake from 12-yards.

Heading into their crunch game with Spain, Sokoli knew that a draw would be enough for them to clinch a spot in the last 16, but they instead found themselves thumped 5-0 – a 90 minutes of football that was probably the lowest point of Dubravka's career.

The Newcastle number one made an excellent start to the game, expertly saving Alvaro Morata's penalty, but it all went downhill from there.

Dubravka made a calamitous error to gift Luis Enrique's side the lead shortly after he saved Morata's penalty when he misjudged Pablo Sarabia's long-range effort after it had rebounded off the woodwork, by knocking the into his own net instead of over the bar to safety.

The Slovakian goalkeeper's evening got worse in Seville when he arguably found himself at fault for the second Spanish goal as he left Aymeric Laporte in the box with virtually an open net, after failing to close down and stop Gerard Moreno from crossing the ball to the Manchester City defender.

The misery continued to pile on Dubravka and his Slovakian teammates in the second half as La Roja went on a rampage in front of their home crowd, notching another three goals to ensure their place in the knockout stages, as well as condemning their opponents to an early exit from the tournament.

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Boogie time over for Fraser and Scotland

Ryan Fraser was a doubt to make Euro 2020 after suffering a groin injury that ruled him out of Newcastle's final run in to the season.

But despite that, he was still picked by Scotland boss Steve Clarke but only played a total of 45 minutes over the three games played.

Fraser made a cameo appearance in The Tartan Army's 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic, coming on for Southampton's Stuart Armstrong in the 67th minute.

The Newcastle winger did not feature at all at Wembley against England in the second game – but was once again used as an impact substitute, this time against Croatia, playing just over 20 minutes.

It is very clear that Fraser's fitness has held him back massively for club and country this season – and there will probably not be a player that will benefit more from a full pre-season camp than him heading into the new campaign in August.

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Krafth and the Swedes sail through

After becoming a regular in Steve Bruce's Toon starting lineup towards the end of the season, Emil Krafth will have bounced into Euros duty with Sweden with an added swagger.

But unfortunately for Krafth, he found himself on the substitutes bench in all three group stage games, with 34-year-old former Celtic man Mikael Lustig preferred to the Newcastle defender in the right-back position.

Krafth played a total of just 40 minutes over them three games, where Janne Andersson's side eventually advanced through to the last 16 as table toppers.

The 26-year-old played 16 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Spain, before featuring for just one minute in the narrow 1-0 victory over Dubravka's Slovakia, and played the final 23 minutes in the nail-biting 3-2 win over Poland.

Krafth's Sweden will face Ukraine in the next round, with the potential of face the winner of England and Germany in the quarter-final in Rome with a victory. 

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Schar and Switzerland sneak into last 16

Just like his teammate Krafth, Fabian Schar will be involved in the knockout stages of Euro 2020, after him and his Switzerland teammates qualified for the knockout phase of the tournament – playing a total of 146 minutes over the entire group stage.

Schar – who has over 60 caps for his country – played a full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Wales, picking up a yellow card in the process.

He then played just under an hour in the 3-0 defeat to Italy; before being an unused substitute in the huge 3-1 win over Turkey, which ultimately secured their place in the last 16 as one of the best third place teams.

Schar's booking against Wales in the first game was probably the reason why he did not feature against Turkey, as another booking would have meant missing Monday night's crunch tie with tournament favourites France through suspension.

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