The final crew to beat England is the following crew they’ll play: Denmark.
The Danes will journey to London for a European Championship semifinal match on Wednesday with reminiscences nonetheless recent of their victory over England at Wembley Stadium final October. That was within the Nations League, however the stakes are increased now with a extra prestigious trophy on the road.
Like the opposite semifinalists _ Italy and Spain will meet on Tuesday _ Denmark and England benefited from taking part in all their group video games at house on this yr’s distinctive format.
England is the defensive drive of Euro 2020 with 5 clear sheets. It was slower for the assault to click on into gear with solely two objectives as England received two matches within the group stage and drew the opposite.
However England has seemed livelier within the knockout stage with Harry Kane lastly scoring within the last-16 win over Germany and netting one other two within the 4-0 rout over Ukraine within the quarterfinals.
Denmark seemed prefer it wouldn’t go far after beginning Euro 2020 with two losses following the collapse of Christian Eriksen within the opening match towards Finland. However a 4-1 rout of Russia secured a spot within the spherical of 16, and the Danes put one other 4 previous Wales. It was nearer within the 2-1 win over the Czech Republic within the quarterfinals.
Kasper Dolberg has a team-leading three objectives for Denmark, as does Raheem Sterling for England.
Denmark has superior the European Championship semifinals for the second time. The final time, the crew went on to win the match in 1992. It stays probably the most unlikely title triumphs in sports activities, having solely been advised they have been taking part in within the match per week earlier than it began after Yugoslavia was excluded whereas in a state of civil warfare.
England hasn’t received a trophy because the 1966 World Cup. The semifinals and ultimate again then have been performed at Wembley, identical to at this match.
Gareth Southgate has develop into the primary coach to steer England to back-to-back semifinals since Alf Ramsey in 1966 and 1968.
His crew misplaced to Croatia within the 2018 World Cup semifinals in his first match in cost.
As a participant, Southgate skilled heartache the final time a European Championship semifinal match was performed at Wembley in 1996, lacking the decisive penalty kick within the shootout towards Germany.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand by no means performed for his nation in a profession on the sector that was curtailed by harm.