England and Denmark meet this Wednesday in the semi-finals of Euro 2021 with the objective to play the final. Here is everything you need to know about this match.
WHERE IS THE MATCH PLAYED?
Like Spain-Italy the day before, this England-Denmark match will take place at Wembley in London.
WHAT KIND OF SPECTATORS?
While 40,000 people were initially planned for the semi-finals and the final, more than 60,000 spectators will be able to attend the semi-finals and the final at Wembley (75% of the capacity). Only, no fan from abroad and thus from Denmark (same for Spain-Italy), will be able to attend the match. Not even the players’ families.
WHAT IS THE COMPOSITION OF THE TEAMS?
England: Pickford – Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw – Philips, Rice – Sancho or Saka, Mount, Sterling – Kane.
Denmark: Schmeichel – Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard – Stryger, Hojberg, Delaney, Maehle – Braithwaite, Dolberg, Damsgaard.
The Dutchman Danny Makkelie will be the referee for this England-Denmark match. He is 38 years old and will be assisted by Hessel Steegstra and Jan de Vries. Makkelie has refereed three matches in this Euro: Turkey-Italy, Finland-Russia and England-Germany.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS?
The two teams have played each other 5 times since 2011, with England winning twice, Denmark once and drawing twice.
ON WHICH CHANNELS TO WATCH THE MATCH?
England-Denmark kicks off at 9pm on Wednesday 7 July and the match will be broadcast live and in full on beIN SPORTS 1 and M6.
EURO in numbers:
0: England is the only team yet to take a goal at this Euro.
3: The number of goals scored by the top scorers of both teams: Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane for England and Kasper Dolberg for Denmark.
11: After Spain, Denmark is the second best attack of the Euro with 11 goals. England scored eight times.
5: This will be the fifth match that the British selection will play at Wembley. The only game played outside the UK was in Rome for the quarterfinal against Ukraine.
1: This is the number of games where Schmeichel has not conceded a goal. It was during the round of 16 against Wales. (0-4)
Gareth Southgate, England coach
“It’s a fantastic opportunity. It’s a chance to make history because we’ve never been to a European Championship final before. It’s not an added pressure for this team. It’s another challenge that they have the chance to take on, and right now they like to take on these challenges. We had two games with Denmark in the fall. I knew what a good team they were before, and they proved it again during this tournament. It’s going to be a fantastic game.”
Harry Kane, (England)
“Denmark are a great team. We played them in the Nations League twice last year and drew and lost. But we have to try and focus on ourselves; it’s a semi-final at our home stadium and we have to use all those positives to our advantage. We know that if we play the way we can, we will have a great opportunity to reach a final. It’s going to be amazing.”
Kasper Hjulmand, Denmark coach
“It’s magical. The first thing I showed the guys when we regrouped was a picture of Wembley, when we were there in the fall. I told them we were going to go back there.”
Simon Kjær, (Denmark)
“We had one goal before we went into this tournament and that was to go back to Wembley, but I would be lying if I said we would be OK with a semifinal elimination.”