Live updates from Wembley Stadium where England and Denmark lock horns for a place in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
- England aiming to reach first Euro final
- Denmark won the European Championship in 1992
- England yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020
- Denmark lost opening two games
- Kick-off: 19:00 GMT
- Winners to face Italy in the final on Sunday
What’s in it for Denmark?
Well, an appearance in the final, something they haven’t managed since lifting the trophy in 1992.
Despite playing for more modest clubs scattered throughout Europe, the Danes are not intimidated by England’s star-studded lineup of household names.
“I feel like we have the qualities to play against everyone. As a team, I would not say they are that much better,” Denmark’s Andreas Christensen said.
Record beckons for Captain Kane
England’s captain Harry Kane needs one goal to equal Gary Lineker’s record.
Took him a while to get going at Euro 2020 but here he is.
🏴 Goals for England at major tournaments:
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 7, 2021
England’s clean sheets
It’s remarkable that England have not conceded a single goal in the tournament so far – that’s five clean sheets.
They started off not scoring too many either – two goals in the three group matches. But scored six in the two knockouts, including a 2-0 win over Germany… much to the dismay of the ‘psychic’ elephant who predicted a German win!
With just under two hours left to kick-off, now is as good a time as any to get your predictions in.
Will it be England? Will it be Denmark?
Just the two options (it’s a knockout). Vote now 👇
Who will win tonight’s #EURO2020 semi-final at Wembley? 👇
— AJE Sport (@AJE_Sport) July 7, 2021
Road to the semi-finals
Beat Croatia 1-0
Drew 0-0 with Scotland
Beat Czech Republic 1-0
Beat Germany 2-0
Beat Ukraine 4-0
Lost 0-1 to Finland
Lost 1-2 to Belgium
Beat Russia 4-1
Beat Wales 4-0
Beat Czech Republic 2-1
‘Has football ever come home?’
England’s “Football’s coming home” anthem – roared by fans at Wembley after the Germany game – does not sit well with everyone.
Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel took a cheeky swipe at the supposedly triumphalist song, saying: “Has it ever been home? I don’t know, have you ever won it?”
🗣 “What would it mean to you guys to stop it ‘coming home’ tomorrow night?”
“Has it ever been home? Have you ever won it?”
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 6, 2021
Denmark will have to do what no team has done against England at the Euro 2020 to reach the tournament final: score a goal.
The Danes recovered from two losses in their opening games of the tournament and will take on England in the second semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
England, meanwhile, have not lost a match or conceded a goal so far at Euro 2020 and will be playing at their national football stadium.
Author: Faras Ghani
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