‘Have you ever gained it?’: Kasper Schmeichel mocks suggestion that soccer’s ‘coming dwelling’
Gareth Southgate’s group are unbeaten at Euro 2020 and the only side yet to concede a goal on the event in what has been a historic run. An underwhelming draw with Scotland within the group stage has been the one ‘slip-up’ of any notice, with tight however skilled wins in opposition to Croatia and the Czechs coming both aspect of that conflict, earlier than Southgate’s gamers smashed by means of one other historic barrier by beating Germany 2-0 in the last 16. In the quarter-finals, the Three Lions thumped Ukraine in Rome– England’s solely Euro 2020 fixture to not be staged at Wembley – and now Denmark await.
Since star midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed within the Danes’ tournament-opening defeat by Finland, Kasper Hjulmand’s organised aspect have managed to channel their feelings into an inspiring run. After a slim defeat by the world’s No 1-ranked aspect Belgium of their second recreation, Denmark thrashed Russia, earlier than doing the same against Wales in the last 16. Next up had been a tricky Czech Republic outfit, whom Denmark edged to set up this semi-final assembly with England.
The nation is gripped with soccer fever as they hope that this time, it might, just maybe, be coming home. We will convey you all the newest build-up forward of the Wembley showdown all through the day:
England vs Denmark newest: ‘It’s a 50-50 recreation’ – Agger
Our Senior Football Correspondent, Melissa Reddy, performed an unique interview with former Denmark worldwide Daniel Agger forward of tonight’s recreation.
“Going into the Euros, we were saying in Denmark that this is a really, really good team, probably the best we ever had,” Agger notes.
“We believed that we could achieve something and that has grown so wildly with the support the team has had, how they handled the agony with Christian [Eriksen] and have played since then without such an important member of the line-up.
“Mentally, physically, actual football-wise, they have performed so well. Denmark has always been about the group, not any individual, for as long as I can remember. And you really see that strength in this tournament.”
Alex Pattle7 July 2021 13:48
England vs Denmark newest: Like father, like son
When Denmark gained the European Championship in 1992, Peter Schmeichel was the person between the posts for the title-winners.
Tonight, his son Kasper will line up as goalkeeper and captain for the Danes as they face England within the semi-finals of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium.
The Leicester City shot-stopper poked enjoyable at England over their “it’s coming home” slogan yesterday, asking: “Has it ever come home?”
This morning, his father shared an image of the pair collectively when Kasper was only a younger boy.
Can Denmark beat England tonight after which overcome Italy on Sunday to emulate the group of ‘92?
Alex Pattle7 July 2021 13:30
90,000 could attend Euro 2020 final
A potential England vs Italy final at Euro 2020 could see a full crowd at Wembley Stadium, it has been reported.
According to the i, 90,000 fans could watch Gareth Southgate’s side take on Roberto Mancini’s Italy.
Government sources instructed the paper a packed stadium “cannot be ruled out” if England attain their first last in over 50 years.
More than 60,000 followers attended Wembley on Tuesday night for Euro 2020 semi-final between Italy and Spain, in what was stated to be the most important sporting attendance within the UK for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
Just over 40,000 spectators had been in attendance as England defeated Germany at Wembley within the last-16, however the stadium’s capability has been elevated for the semi last and finals.
Ben Burrows7 July 2021 13:30
Atmosphere constructing at Wembley
Kick-off continues to be greater than six hours away however that hasn’t stopped followers heading to Wembley good and early.
Flags are out in power on Wembley Way as supporters gear up for what might be a particular night supporting the nationwide group.
Some 60,000 shall be crammed contained in the stadium tonight in what is anticipated to be the most important crowd on these shores for the reason that pandemic started.
Ben Burrows7 July 2021 13:21
England vs Denmark newest: How many subs are we allowed in EURO 2020?
If tonight follows an analogous sample to yesterday night’s semi-final between Italy and Spain, then extra-time might loom between England and Denmark.
Should we get to that time, many individuals is perhaps questioning what number of substitutions could be made within the recreation.
Euro 2020 is the primary main event by which 5 substitutes can be utilized by every group.
The measures had been introduced by Uefa in March as a way to assist ease participant workload on the finish of an intense season compressed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Unlike some competitions, the place one other sub is allowed in extra-time, 5 potential substitutions ought to be sufficient for each managers.
Omar Garrick7 July 2021 13:09
England vs Denmark newest: Ian Blackford needs England good luck tonight
The rivalry between England and Scotland, in soccer phrases, is big. But, we must always at all times level out the place dignity and assist is proven in a optimistic method.
That is what Ian Blackford, chief of the SNP in Westminster, has achieved at the moment. He has wished the England group good luck forward of tonight’s match at Wembley Stadium. This was achieved at this afternoon’s Prime Ministers Questions.
Omar Garrick7 July 2021 13:02
England vs Denmark newest: The rise of Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling has been merely very good all through EURO 2020 for England. Another help within the quarter-final, on high of his three objectives, portrays a person proper on the high of his recreation in the mean time.
Credit to Gareth Southgate, who took stick for choosing Sterling from the beginning, after an out-of-form season with Champions, Manchester City.
Sterling has proved all of his doubters flawed and has arguably been England’s greatest participant within the event to this point.
Tony Evans takes a take a look at England’s new hero forward of tonight’s recreation in opposition to Denmark:
Omar Garrick7 July 2021 12:53
UK steps up bid to host 2030 World Cup
Boris Johnson has is claimed to have stepped up Britain’s bid to host the World Cup in 2030 by lobbying high UEFA officers through the Euros.
The prime minister met Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin at No 10 on Tuesday to make the case for a joint British and Irish bid to host the competitors, in response to stories in The Sun and The Times.
Mr Ceferin has stated he desires just one candidate from Europe put ahead to forestall the splitting of the vote, with the UK and the Republic of Ireland going through opposition from a joint bid by Spain and Portugal.
Mr Johnson beforehand pledged authorities assist for a joint World Cup 2030 bid with the Republic of Ireland, saying it was the proper time to “bring football home”.
Ben Burrows7 July 2021 12:50
England vs Denmark newest: England’s participant of the event to this point?
England have had some standout performers all through EURO 2020 to this point.
The rise of Bukayo Saka? The sheer brilliance of Raheem Sterling? Or extra lately, the resurrection of Harry Kane?
There’s so many to select from and masses deserve the accolade. Kalvin Phillips’ lowkey position has been distinctive too.
Loads will rely upon two issues: whether or not any England gamers win the golden boot and the way far they go within the event. At the second, that’s unpredictable.
Here was a preview earlier than the event about England’s group. Did it match your expectations?
Omar Garrick7 July 2021 12:48
Wembley set to be moist for Euro 2020 semi-final
It’s not the climate forecast you’ll affiliate with a European Championship semi-final however that is the UK in any case.
You can anticipate a soggy Wembley for England’s date with future tonight with forecasts for scattered heavy showers and potential thunder too.
Ben Burrows7 July 2021 12:38