Denmark v England: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Three Lions’ Semi-Final Clash

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Having defeated Ukraine in the quarter-finals, England have now reached consecutive semi-finals at major international competitions – next up for the Three Lions, Denmark.

Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Euro 2020 Quarter-Final Between Denmark and England

Match Preview

England eased into their semi-final clash with Denmark following a comfortable 4-0 win over Ukraine in Rome, Italy, on Saturday, July 3.

Having scored his first goal of the tournament in the quarter-finals against Germany, Harry Kane wasted no time at all in grabbing his second by lashing the ball home from close range inside the opening five minutes.

Harry Maguire added a second for the Three Lions less than a minute into the second half. Four minutes later Kane doubled his tally by converting Luke Shaw’s perfect cross.

Substitute Jordan Henderson provided England’s fourth goal of the evening – his first international goal, on his 62nd appearance – to cap off a stellar performance in Rome.

To add to England’s passage into the semi-finals, the Three Lions also secured a fifth consecutive clean sheet as they continued defensive solidarity.

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Denmark navigated past a tricky Czech Republic side to set themselves up with the Wembley tie with England.

The Danes have now held 1-0 leads at half-time in their last three outings and are slowly becoming recognised a team that looks to set the tone of a match quickly.

Thomas Delaney broke the deadlock on five minutes heading home Jens Stryger Larsen’s pinpoint corner. Denmark almost conceded shortly afterwards but Kasper Schmeichel proved unbeaten.

Denmark looked to use their quick transitional play to their advantage and a smooth counterattack provided them with their second goal of the game. Joakim Mæhle’s delightful outside of the boot cross caught the Czech defence unaware and Kasper Dolberg was on hand to tumble the ball over the line.

The Danes started the second half slowly with the Czechs flying out of the traps: Patrik Schick was reeled onto the end of Vladimir Coufal’s cross to hand the Czech Republic a lifeline.

A strong Danish rearguard ensured the Czechs were unable to force extra-time and sent the Scandinavian side into their third-ever semi-final.

Location and Kick-Off Time

England will face Denmark in the semi-finals of the European Championships at Wembley Stadium.

The clash at the National Stadium, London, will kick off at 8pm (BST) on Wednesday, July 7 2021.

Team News

Gareth Southgate made two changes for the 4-0 rout over Ukraine. Mason Mount returned from his spell self-isolating to replace Kieran Tripper as England returned to a defensive four. A slight knock to Bukayo Saka meant he missed out altogether and Jadon Sancho was given his first start of the tournament.

With just over a week passing since Saka’s last outing, against Germany, there is hope that the tricky winger may be fit to return against Denmark.

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An added bonus from the Ukraine victory was Maguire, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, and Phil Foden avoiding a second yellow card of the tournament. It means all four will have a clean slate ahead of the semi-final clash at Wembley Stadium.

Captain Simon Kjaer returned to fitness to play a full 90 minutes against Czech Republic; Daniel Wass and Yussuf Poulsen were limited to only substitute appearances, however.

How to Watch Denmark v England

Supporters can follow all the action from Wembley on ITV1. Alternatively, radio commentary can be found on BBC Five Live and talkSPORT.

Betting Odds

The Three Lions are favourites to make the final of the European Championships. bet365 place England at 7/10 and skyBet have the Three Lions at 4/6.

Harry Kane is likely to be the first goalscorer according to most bookies. The Tottenham Hotspur striker is available at 7/2 with Unibet.

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Following England’s victory over Germany, the Three Lions are now odds-on favourites to win the competition.

Gareth Southgate’s side are placed at 6/4 to win the competition by bet365. They are followed by Italy (9/4), Spain (11/4) and Denmark (9/1).

Please note betting odds may change over time.

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