England return to Wembley for a mammoth Euro 2020 semi-final clash against Denmark on Wednesday as they look to set up a mouth-watering tie against Italy or Spain in Sunday’s final: Everything to know ahead of kick-off
- England take on Denmark in an enticing Euro 2020 semi-final on Wednesday
- The Three Lions return to Wembley for the match in front of 60,000 fans
- Gareth Southgate’s side are still to concede a goal after a 4-0 win over Ukraine
- The winner will go on to play either Italy or Spain in the final on Sunday, July 11
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
A whopping 60,000 fans will be in attendance as England return to Wembley for their enticing Euro 2020 semi-final contest against Denmark on Wednesday night.
Gareth Southgate’s side are looking to progress to their first major tournament final since the 1966 World Cup, having cruised past a hapless Ukraine 4-0 in a stunning quarter-final performance in Rome.
The Three Lions are the only team in the tournament still yet to concede a goal, and with Harry Kane in hot form with three goals in his last two games, they are the overwhelming favourites to reach the final.
However, Denmark simply cannot be written off, claiming impressive wins over Wales and the Czech Republic in the knockouts after rallying following Christian Eriksen’s harrowing cardiac arrest in their opener against Finland.
With the clash quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important information.
England progressed to the Euro 2020 semi-finals with a stunning 4-0 win over Ukraine
The semi-final clash between England and Denmark will take place on Wednesday, July 7.
The match will start at 8pm BST and will be played at London’s Wembley Stadium, which will hold an expected 60,000 fans.
The pair will have already learned of their potential opponent for Sunday’s final, with Italy and Spain going head-to-head in the other semi-final on Tuesday night.
How to watch the match
England vs Denmark will be broadcast for free on ITV 1, with coverage starting at 6.30pm.
UK viewers will be able to stream the match online for free via their ITV Hub.
Sportsmail will also be running a live blog, so you can keep up-to-date with us.
How did England qualify for the semi-final?
England were one of two teams, alongside Italy, who didn’t concede a goal in the group stages
Harry Kane is back in form with his double against Ukraine making it three goals in two games
England qualified for the knockouts without ever really getting out of second gear, with 1-0 wins over Croatia and the Czech Republic sandwiching a 0-0 draw against historic rivals Scotland.
There were some initial thoughts that England could have been served best by finishing second in Group D, but after beating Germany 2-0 in the round of 16 the draw really opened up for the Three Lions.
The quarter-final was England’s most routine victory of the tournament to date, with an in-form Kane leading Southgate’s side to a comfortable 4-0 victory.
- June 13: England 1-0 Croatia
- June 18: England 0-0 Scotland
- June 22: Czech Republic 0-1 England
- June 29: England 2-0 Germany
- July 3: Ukraine 0-4 England
How did Denmark qualify for the semi-finals?
Denmark scraped through to the knockout stages finishing second to Belgium in Group B
They celebrated in style after an historic 2-1 win over the Czech Republic to reach the semis
Denmark’s journey to the last-four has been nothing short of inspiring.
They lost their opening two Group B fixtures against Finland and Belgium respectively, following Eriksen’s highly distressing cardiac arrest in their opener.
But they bounced back with a terrific 4-1 win over Russia in their final group game to seal second-spot and a place in the last-16, where they put on a show with a 4-0 win over Wales.
Then came the quarter-finals, and again Denmark put on a solid display, beating the Czech Republic 2-1.
- June 12: Denmark 0-1 Finland
- June 17: Denmark 1-2 Belgium
- June 21: Russia 1-4 Denmark
- June 26: Wales 0-4 Denmark
- July 3: Czech Republic 1-2 Denmark
Gareth Southgate (right) will have to decide between a back-four and a back-five vs Denmark
After England switched to a back-five against Germany, they reverted to a back-four in the stunning win against Ukraine, which you would expect to be the same on Wednesday.
The one absentee for the Ukraine game was Bukayo Saka, who was carrying a slight knock, with Jadon Sancho brought in for his first start of the tournament.
Sancho impressed and will be hoping for another start, while the likes of Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Mason Mount will continue to battle for a place.
Importantly, yellow cards are wiped at the semi-final stage, meaning the midfield duo of Declan Rice and Kalvin Philips – as well as Harry Maguire and Phil Foden – can all relax somewhat.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Aarom Ramsdale (Sheffield United).
Defenders: Ben White (Brighton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham).
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).
Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Midtjylland), Frederik Ronnow (Schalke).
Defenders: Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Simon Kjær (AC Milan), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Joachim Andersen (Fulham), Daniel Wass (Valencia), Mathias Jorgensen (Copenhagen), Joakim Mæhle (Atalanta), Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton), Nicolai Boilesen (Copenhagen).
Midfielders: Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Christian Norgaard (Brentford), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham), Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund), Anders Christiansen (Malmo), Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan), Mikkel Damsgaard (Sampdoria), Robert Skov (Hoffenheim).
Forwards: Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona), Andreas Cornelius (Parma), Andreas Skov Olsen (Bologna), Yussuf Poulsen (Leipzig), Kasper Dolberg (Nice), Jonas Wind (Copenhagen).
England vs Denmark: The odds
Still yet to concede a single goal in the tournament, it comes as no surprise that England are the overwhelming favourites to reach the final, particularly as the match is once again at Wembley.
Indeed, England thrived at the Stadio Olympico in Rome for their quarter-final, but home comforts – particularly in front of an expected 60,000 crowd – should provide Southgate’s side with the advantage.
They are favoured at 3/10 to get the win, while Denmark are the underdogs at 12/5. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is at 13/5.
*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.
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