England v Denmark: Euro 2020 semi-final match preview
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England vs Denmark LIVE
- England looking to reach first ever European Championship final
- Denmark the 1992 winners can cause huge upset with victory
- Danes beat England 1-0 in last meeting last October in Nations League
- Winner will take on Italy at Wembley on Sunday (June 11)
- Confirmed England team news expected at around 7pm
- Match kicks off at 8pm
6.30pm: England captain Harry Kane, with three goals in his past two games, is desperate to fire England to glory tonight and has warned Denmark he feels unstoppable.
“To be honest, probably not,” the Tottenham striker replied when asked if he felt like he could be stopped, having now found form at the Euros after a slow start.
“If you try and stop me then that’s OK because you have got other players who are just as good, who are going to cause problems.
“I feel like when I’m playing at my best – I feel I can score goals or provide assists against anyone. Hopefully, that will be the case against Denmark.
“It’s now looking forward to a tough game and hopefully keep on knocking down barriers which have been there in the past.
“As a striker it would be great to win it – I would trade all my individual trophies for a team trophy any day and that’s the opportunity we have.”
6.20pm: England boss Southgate is eager for his side to make history tonight and wants fans to crank up the noise inside the national stadium.
The Three Lions beat Ukraine in Rome but before that, in the last 16, were roared on to victory against Germany by a vociferous Wembley.
“Wembley has a fantastic history of course but a lot of those memories would be from the old stadium, there’s no doubt about that,” said Southgate.
“There’s some sort of pictures on the wall as you go into the dressing rooms of iconic England moments but some of them aren’t even from finals competitions – [David] Beckham’s free-kick against Greece was a qualifier.
“This tournament we’ve had the chance to have some very high-profile games already and achieve some big moments.”
“I’ve not heard the new Wembley have an atmosphere like it did for the Germany game – the Croatia Nations League game was a very good one in terms of the atmosphere but Germany was another level.
“I’m sure tomorrow is going to be very special. I don’t expect Denmark to come being fearful of Wembley.
“I think they’ve got experienced players and they’ll enjoy playing there – but we’ve got to make the game one that they don’t enjoy.”
6.10pm: Euro 2020’s other semi-final took place on Tuesday night and provided a thrilling affair as Italy and Spain went all the way to penalties.
There were two stunning goals inside the 90 minutes Alvaro Morata cancelled out Federico Chiesa’s strike to force extra time.
The two countries could not be separated in a thrilling extra half-an-hour as the match went to spot-kicks at Wembley.
And in the shootout, Jorginho scored the decisive penalty from 12 yards after Morata saw his saved to put Italy into a 10th major tournament final.
Roberto Mancini’s side are unbeaten in 33 games – and will pose a tremendous test to either England or Denmark on Sunday.
6pm: Good evening and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of England’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley.
The Three Lions are in their first semi-final since 1996 and have not reached the final of a major tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966.
But as the euphoria of ‘It’s Coming Home’ sweeps the nation, Gareth Southgate and his side will be desperate to set up a showpiece clash with Italy this Sunday.
Tonight’s match kicks off at 8pm with team news expected at 7pm, but there’s loads to talk about before then.
Express Sport will keep you entertained with plenty of updates throughout the night.
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