The Three Lions topped Group D after slender wins over Croatia and Czech Republic both facet of the disappointing draw with Scotland. They then went on to beat previous rivals Germany for the primary time in a aggressive sport in 20 years earlier than thrashing Ukraine within the quarter-final on Saturday night time.
The Danes, by means of distinction, misplaced their first two matches of the event, together with the sport towards Finland the place talismanic midfielder Christian Eriksen dramatically collapsed. They then beat Russia of their ultimate Group B sport to safe qualification for the knockout section earlier than rolling over Wales within the final 16 and edging previous the Czechs within the final eight.
Gareth Southgate’s facet are right into a second consecutive main event semi-final, following the journey to the identical stage on the World Cup in Russia three years in the past. Now they’re eyeing a primary ultimate look since 1966. Denmark famously shocked a continent to win this event again in 1992 and, driving a wave of emotion and fervent assist from again dwelling, firmly imagine they’ll repeat the feat all these years later.
Here is the whole lot you must know concerning the semi-final:
When is the sport?
The sport is on Wednesday 7 July and kicks off at 8pm at Wembley Stadium.
What TV channel is it on?
The match can be broadcast stay on ITV whereas it should even be obtainable to stream by way of the ITV Participant.
Southgate as soon as once more has a clear invoice of well being to work with with ahead Bukayo Saka, who missed the win over Ukraine with a knock, again match and coaching once more. All 4 of the gamers who had picked up a reserving throughout the event – Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden – emerged unscathed from the quarter-final and now see these yellow playing cards wiped from the data.
A lot of the talk during the last two video games has been the change of form, from a again 4 to a again three and again once more, with Southgate now prone to keep on with the system that was so profitable in Rome. That’s prone to imply an unchanged backline with Kyle Walker conserving his place at proper again with Kieran Trippier an alternative choice to contemplate having began towards Croatia and Germany.
Rice and Phillips have been excellent in the course of the park however Jordan Henderson, contemporary from scoring a primary worldwide aim final day trip, is match once more and in rivalry. Mason Mount picked up priceless minutes towards Ukraine having missed out towards Czech Republic and Germany whereas Jadon Sancho, given his first begin of the event after enjoying simply six minutes beforehand, impressed on the right-hand facet in assault. The returning Saka and Foden, who began the opening two video games, are the opposite choices obtainable to Southgate there.
Jack Grealish created each targets towards the Germans however did not get on within the quarter-final and with Raheem Sterling in positive type could also be pressured to look at from the bench once more towards the Danes. Captain Harry Kane is again amongst the targets after ending his barren run with three in two video games and can lead the road in assault.
Denmark stored the identical facet that thrashed Wales for the quarter-final win over the Czechs and will go for continuity once more with no new knocks. Captain Simon Kjaer shook off an damage to begin that one in Baku and can begin once more with Yussuf Poulsen, match sufficient just for the bench final day trip, the likeliest attainable change though Kasper Dolberg scored in his absence and will preserve his place.
Premier League followers can be acquainted with Kasper Schmeichel in aim, Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen in defence and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham. Atalanta extensive man Joakim Maehle has been excellent all through the event whereas Mikkel Damsgaard of Sampdoria, thrust into the beginning line-up in Eriksen’s absence, has additionally been massively spectacular.
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane
Denmark: Schmeichel, Stryger, Vestergaard, Kjær, Christensen, Mæhle, Delaney, Højbjerg, Damsgaard, Braithwaite, Dolberg
That is essentially the most troublesome check that England have confronted but. Sure, Germany have been last-16 opponents of a higher pedigree, however Denmark are a powerful all-round unit with few weak factors or flaws. Kasper Hjulmand has proven himself to be a tactically versatile coach, too. A lot will depend upon shackling Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – who, in Christian Eriksen’s absence, has proven he can create in addition to destroy – and the damaging overlaps of Joakim Maehle. England have sufficient to try this and create issues themselves however a return to the tense, slender wins of the group phases feels probably. England 1-0 Denmark.