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2022 World Cup: Three teams that have confirmed qualification
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2022 World Cup: Three teams that have confirmed qualification

Denmark have become the latest country to confirm their qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Kasper Hjulmand’s side defeated Austria 1-0 on Tuesday to book their place. The win preserves their 100% record in Group F and ensures they will finish in first position with two matches left. Denmark are the second European team to qualify for next year’s competition in Qatar. Germany booked their place on Monday night, thanks to a 4-0 hammering of North Macedonia. The only other team assured of a place in the World Cup finals are the hosts, Qatar.
Denmark captain Kjaer and team medics win UEFA award for saving Eriksen’s life at Euro 2020
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Denmark captain Kjaer and team medics win UEFA award for saving Eriksen’s life at Euro 2020

The defender, along with several medical personnel, have been honoured for their efforts in a harrowing situation at the summer tournament Simon Kjaer and several medical officials have been given the 2021 UEFA President’s Award for their efforts in saving Christian Eriksen's life. Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark's opening game of Euro 2020 against Finland, with Kjaer and the stadium's medical staff reacting quickly to help resuscitate him on the pitch. Kjaer helped begin CPR on the field, with Denmark's medical team joining the on-site staff to perform more and use a defibrillator to revive the 29-year-old.  
England vs Italy: All you need to know about Euro 2020 final, others
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England vs Italy: All you need to know about Euro 2020 final, others

  England will play Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, July 11 at the Wembley Stadium. England had defeated Denmark 2-1 in the Euro 2020 semi-final some few days ago, while Italy eliminated Spain on penalties. Both teams have faced each other 27 times in the past. England have won 8 matches, while Italy have won 11 matches and the remaining 8 matches ended in a draw. The last time both sides came face-to-face was in a friendly in March 27, 2018. The friendly game ended in a 1-1 draw at Wembley, with Jamie Vardy and Lorenzo Insigne scoring for their respective teams. The match kicks off at 8 pm, Nigerian time. The match will be aired on DStv channel 204 and GOtv channel 32.
England’s unlikely hero? Pickford can prove doubters wrong once and for all with Euro 2020 glory
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England’s unlikely hero? Pickford can prove doubters wrong once and for all with Euro 2020 glory

The Everton goalkeeper has been criticised and written off throughout his career, but one more big performance will cement his place in history Whatever happens against Italy at Wembley on Sunday, one England player has already made history at Euro 2020. Jordan Pickford is not everybody’s idea of a hero but in Wednesday’s semi-final against Denmark the Everton goalkeeper went past the great Gordon Banks’ record – set in the golden summer of 1966 – of 720 consecutive minutes without conceding in a Three Lions shirt. Perhaps we should have known what was to come next. Minutes after reaching that milestone, Pickford was beaten by Mikkel Damsgaard’s spectacular free-kick, and suddenly the 'Great England Goalkeeper Debate', rendered largely redundant as the tournament has progressed,...
England were given ‘generous’ penalty to reach Euro 2020 final, claims Verratti
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England were given ‘generous’ penalty to reach Euro 2020 final, claims Verratti

Raheem Sterling was awarded a spot kick in extra time of the semi-final against Denmark despite minimal contact Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has expressed his belief that England were the recipients of a "generous" penalty decision to help them reach Sunday's Euro 2020 final. Raheem Sterling went down under minimal contact in extra time of the semi-final against Denmark, but England were awarded a spot kick regardless. Harry Kane's penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but the England captain buried the rebound to clinch a 2-1 win and book a final date with the Italians.
Euro 2020: UEFA punishes England over penalty incident against Denmark in semi-final
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Euro 2020: UEFA punishes England over penalty incident against Denmark in semi-final

UEFA has fined England’s Football Association (FA) the sum of €30,000, after a laser pointer was shone at Denmark goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, during what proved to be the crucial moment of their Euro 2020 semifinal. Europe’s governing body confirmed this on Saturday. Television footage showed that Schmeichel was targeted by a fan inside Wembley Stadium using a green laser, as England captain Harry Kane came up to take a penalty in extra time. Kane tucked away his own rebound to give the Three Lions a 2-1 win on Wednesday. However, UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against England on Thursday. The FA was also charged following disturbances during the national anthems and for the setting off of fireworks. England is looking to win their first major trophy since th...
England hit with £26,000 UEFA fine for laser pointer shone at Schmeichel in Euro 2020 semi-final
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England hit with £26,000 UEFA fine for laser pointer shone at Schmeichel in Euro 2020 semi-final

The incident happened as the Denmark No.1 was preparing to face Harry Kane's extra-time penalty England have been fined £26,000 by UEFA after a laser pointer was shone at Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel by someone in the crowd during Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final. The laser was shone in the face of the Leicester City goalkeeper as he prepared to face Harry Kane's penalty in extra-time. The fine is also related to the booing of the Danish national anthem from sections of the England fan base before the game, along with the setting off of fireworks following the 2-1 extra-time win.
Euro 2020: Woman sacked for watching England vs Denmark match
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Euro 2020: Woman sacked for watching England vs Denmark match

  A woman, Nina Farooqi, has been sacked after she was shown on television cheering England on in their 2-1 win over Denmark at the semifinal of the European Championships at Wembley Stadium. Farooqi, according to Daily Mail, had told her boss she was sick and needed a day off work. She called in sick after her friend won last-minute tickets to the match in a work raffle. She was however spotted celebrating England’s first goal. Her colleagues texted her at half-time to inform her that she was shown on television. The 37-year-old digital content producer was sacked at 6am the following day. Her boss called, asking her not to bother returning to work. Farooqi said she was unlikely to be allowed a day off to watch the match due to being short-staffed, prompting her to...
Euro 2020: Fans hail man who missed England vs Denmark to donate stem cells
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Euro 2020: Fans hail man who missed England vs Denmark to donate stem cells

A young England supporter won praise of football fans Thursday after he gave up tickets to watch the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark to donate life-saving stem cells. Sam Astley, 24, from Sedgley in the West Midlands, was set to attend the game at Wembley on Wednesday evening after his girlfriend won tickets in a competition. But he gave up the chance and watched the match from a hospital bed after he volunteered to donate stem cells and bone marrow to help a blood cancer sufferer through UK charity Anthony Nolan and was informed he matched with a patient. He and his girlfriend gave their tickets to relatives. Astley’s story was initially reported by the Stourbridge News, a local newspaper, but was then picked up more widely including on social media such as ...
England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win
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England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win

Former Chelsea left-back, Ashley Cole, has revealed that he issued a personal apology to England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips after the Three Lions defeated Denmark 2-1 in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie. Phillips delivered a solid display at the heart of England’s midfield as Gareth Southgate’s defeated Denmark during extra time to qualify for Euro 2020 final. But the Leeds United star had come under fire before the start of the Euro 2020. Cole was among those who questioned Phillips’ contribution on social media and suggested that the 25-year-old did not merit a place in England’s midfield. However, after England’s win over Denmark, Cole revealed that he approached Phillips to say ‘sorry’. “It’s emotional,” Cole told ITV. “I will say it live on air, I had to get...
Euro 2020: Arsene Wenger gives verdict on penalty awarded England against Denmark
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Euro 2020: Arsene Wenger gives verdict on penalty awarded England against Denmark

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has given his verdict on the penalty awarded to England in their Euro 2020 semi-final 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. Wenger said the penalty awarded to England against Denmark by referee, Danny Makkelie, was not a penalty, adding that the referee should have had a look at the screen. DAILY POST reports that the referee pointed to the spot, judging Joakim Maehle to have clipped Raheem Sterling. It was clear Maehle only made minimal contact with the Manchester City winger, but VAR did not overrule the decision of the referee. Harry Kane’s penalty was saved by Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, but he converted the rebound to seal a 2-1 victory for England and end their semi-final hoodoo. “No penalty,” Wenger said on b...
England vs Denmark: ‘Sterling’s penalty shouldn’t stand, there were two balls on the pitch’ – Southgate
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England vs Denmark: ‘Sterling’s penalty shouldn’t stand, there were two balls on the pitch’ – Southgate

  England coach, Gareth Southgate has admitted that he saw the second ball on the pitch moments before Raheem Sterling was awarded a penalty during their semifinal game with Denmark. England progressed to the final of the championship on Wednesday after beating Denmark in extra time. Gareth Southgate side came from behind to overpower Denmark 2-1 after extra time as Harry Kane slotted home the rebound from his saved penalty. It The Three Lions first final in a major men’s football competition in 55 years. Denmark supporters and many football lovers have criticised the referee and VAR official for allowing the penalty even though it was obvious it should not have stood. And now the second ball on the pitch was another reason as to why the penalty should have not b...
Southgate explains subbing Grealish on and off in England Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark
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Southgate explains subbing Grealish on and off in England Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark

Aston Villa playmaker has become a fan favourite, but his manager hauled him off when defending their narrow lead at Wembley on Wednesday night Gareth Southgate has explained his decision to sub Jack Grealish on and off in England's Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark. The Aston Villa playmaker has become a fan favourite, with calls for him to be handed a more prominent role in the Three Lions' plans intensifying with each passing game. He has, however, started just one fixture at this summer's European Championship and was denied the chance to see out the 2-1 victory over the Danes on Wednesday as, having been introduced in the 69th minute, he was hauled off shortly after Harry Kane slotted home the rebound to his missed penalty in extra-time
England charged over ‘laser pointer’ shone at Schmeichel in Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark
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England charged over ‘laser pointer’ shone at Schmeichel in Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark

UEFA is investigating a number of incidents that occurred during the Three Lions' victory at Wembley on Wednesday UEFA has confirmed disciplinary proceedings have been opened against England following their Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark, with the use of a "laser pointer" by supporters included on the charge list. The booing of the Danish national anthem from sections of the England fan base has also fallen under scrutiny, along with the setting off of fireworks following the 2-1 win after extra-time. Gareth Southgate's side are now readying themselves for a final with Italy at Wembley on Sunday, but are waiting to discover what action, if any, will be taken.
Euro 2020: You won’t sleep well for awarding penalty – Mourinho blasts England v Denmark ref
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Euro 2020: You won’t sleep well for awarding penalty – Mourinho blasts England v Denmark ref

Former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss, Jose Mourinho has expressed shock over the penalty awarded to England in their Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. Mourinho said the referee, Danny Makkelie won’t sleep well after awarding the penalty in extra-time but insisted that England fully deserved to advance to the final. It was the first major final for the England men’s national team since 1966. The referee pointed to the spot judging Joakim Maehle to have clipped Raheem Sterling. It was clear Maehle only made minimal contact with the Manchester City forward, but VAR did not overrule the decision of the referee. Harry Kane’s penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but he converted the rebound to seal a 2-1 win for England and end the...
Euro 2020: UEFA Receives Petition to replay England vs Denmark over controversial penalty
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Euro 2020: UEFA Receives Petition to replay England vs Denmark over controversial penalty

  An angry fan, Cris Pinto, has decided to set up a petition to UEFA with change.org in a bid to get the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark replayed. The game was settled in the first half of extra time by a controversial penalty incident. Joakim Maehle tried to get the ball and was deemed to have made contact with Raheem Sterling’s leg. Dutch referee Danny Makkelie pointed to the spot and after a VAR review, the decision was upheld. Harry Kane buried his effort at the second time of asking, after Kasper Schmeichel saved his initial kick, making it 2-1. The ‘Rematch England vs Denmark’ petition started by Pinto reads: “We wish to overrule the penalty decision against Denmark. It was a wrong call, there needs to be contact for a penalty and there was...
Euro 2020: UEFA to Punish England over Penalty Incident during 2-1 win Over Denmark
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Euro 2020: UEFA to Punish England over Penalty Incident during 2-1 win Over Denmark

  UEFA have charged England after a fan shone a laser pointer at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face during their Euro 2020 semi-final victory on Wednesday night. The incident happened as Harry Kane took a penalty during extra time to make it 2-1. The game had ended 1-1 after regulation time at Wembley. Mikkel Damsgaard gave the Danes the lead with a sublime free-kick, before Simon Kjaer diverted the ball past Schmeichel, to bring the game level. During extra time, the referee awarded a controversial penalty, after Raheem Sterling tumbled in the area. Schmeichel saved Kane’s initial effort, but the England striker slotted home the rebound, in what proved to be the decisive moment of the game. England have also been charged for “disturbance caused by it...
Euro 2020: England captain, Harry Kane hints on winning Golden Boot
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Euro 2020: England captain, Harry Kane hints on winning Golden Boot

  England captain, Harry Kane, has said that winning the Euro 2020 Golden Boot would be a bonus for him. Kane said this after scoring the winning goal in England’s 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. The Striker currently has four goals at the tournament, with a goal behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick. Kane needs to score two goals to secure the Golden Boot when England face Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday. “Golden Boots are a bonus and if I get it, it means I have scored one or two in the final, which gives us a great chance to win the trophy,” Kane said at his post-match press conference. “You want to help your team and scoring goals does that. We go into Sunday with loads of confidence.”...
Euro 2020: Former EPL referee, Walton explains why VAR refused to overturn England’s penalty
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Euro 2020: Former EPL referee, Walton explains why VAR refused to overturn England’s penalty

A former Premier League referee Peter Walton has explained why VAR did not overturn England’s controversial penalty against Denmark during their semi-final clash on Wednesday night. Referee Danny Makkelie decided to penalise Jannik Vestergaard for making contact with England forward Raheem Sterling during the extratime of the absorbing contest. Denmark took the lead through Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick but an own goal from Simon Kjaer helped the Three Lions back into the contest. England were unable to find a way through until they were awarded a spot kick in very unclear circumstances. Peter Walton explained on ITV, “It has to be a clear and obvious error, there’s also an upper body check by the Danish defender. I think this is a penalty and VAR is checking it. ...
Euro 2020: Raheem Sterling opens up on controversial penalty in England 2-1 win over Denmark
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Euro 2020: Raheem Sterling opens up on controversial penalty in England 2-1 win over Denmark

  Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling has opened up on the controversial spot-kick awarded England during their semi-final clash with Denmark on Wednesday night. The England forward insisted he was clipped by Denmark’s Jannik Vestergaard in the penalty incident that saw Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in the Euro 2020 final. The Three Lions will now face Italy on Sunday. Italy defeated Spain in a penalty shootout to book their place in the final. With the contest poised at 1-1 after 90 minutes, Vestergaard was judged to have brought down Sterling after his jinking run inside the box with referee Danny Makkelie pointing to the spot. England captain, Harry Kane saw his spot-kick saved by Denmark goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel but the striker fired in the ...
Euro 2020: England to Play Italy in final
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Euro 2020: England to Play Italy in final

  England booked their place in the final of Euro 2020, with a nervy 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. Three Lions boss, Gareth Southgate, made only one change to the team that crushed Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-final, with Bukayo Saka replacing Jadon Sancho. But it was the Danes who took the lead in the first half through Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick. Saka then crossed in the ball for Simon Kjaer to divert it into his own net for 1-1. The game ended that way after 90 minutes and subsequently went into extra time. England were awarded a controversial penalty after Raheem Sterling went down in the box and Harry Kane converted his rebound after Kasper Schmeichel saved the initial effort. They will now face Italy at Wembley on Sunday.
England vs Denmark: Why I started Saka ahead of Sancho – Southgate
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England vs Denmark: Why I started Saka ahead of Sancho – Southgate

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has revealed that he opted to start Bukayo Saka ahead of Jadon Sancho in his side’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie against Denmark on Wednesday night because the Arsenal winger offers ‘balance’. Saka was a surprise inclusion in Southgate’s squad prior to the Euro 2020, but he won the man of the match award in the final group game against Czech Republic. The 19-year-old also featured in England’s victory against Germany in the round of 16. But he sustained an injury in training ahead of England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final last weekend., Explaining his decision to start Saka ahead of Sancho, Southgate told ITV: “What he’s done in the previous matches, he’s really embraced that challenge. We were very pleased with Jadon at the weeke...
Kane Knocks Out Brave Denmark and Sends England into Euros final
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Kane Knocks Out Brave Denmark and Sends England into Euros final

England captain Harry Kane fired his side into their first European Championship final by slamming in the rebound to his saved penalty in extra-time, as Gareth Southgate's team eclipsed the manager's icons of 25 years ago with a hard-fought 2-1 win over brave Denmark. Southgate has carried the pain of his shoot-out penalty miss at Wembley since Euro 96 but his Three Lions wrote their own history on Wednesday night, setting up a Sunday showdown with Italy back at Wembley. It was far from straightforward, with Mikkel Damsgaard breaching England's previously watertight defence with the first direct free-kick goal of the tournament on 30 minutes after the hosts had made a fast start. But England forced an equaliser home through a Simon Kjaer own goal and while they could not get t...
England vs Denmark: Mourinho tells Southgate one Player that Must start
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England vs Denmark: Mourinho tells Southgate one Player that Must start

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England boss Gareth Southgate to start Jack Grealish in their Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday night. The Aston Villa midfielder is a huge favourite among English fans this summer. This had led to widespread calls for Grealish to be given more playing time by Southgate. The 25-year-old has mostly been named as a substitute at the tournament. Grealish didn’t come off the bench in the 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the quarter-finals and looks likely to start on the bench again against the Danes. “Everybody knows I am very, very Grealish. I like the guy because he never hides, he creates unbalanced situations for defenders, he’s brave. “When a team is so solid like England, especially with Rice and Phillips i...
Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts country to win European Championship
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Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts country to win European Championship

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has predicted England to win the Euro 2020 because the Three Lions are the best team in the competition. Ferdinand gave his prediction on Tuesday night as Italy defeated Spain 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final encounter, thanks to Chelsea midfielder Jorginho’s decisive spot-kick. Italy will now play the winner between England and Denmark in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. “It doesn’t matter who has gone through here because I believe England can beat both these sides,” Ferdinand told BBC Sport post-match. “I just feel no one can compete with us right now. The confidence we have got… People might say I am getting carried away but I don’t care. “From what I have seen, England are the better team, the best team and they beat...
Gareth Bale to Retire from Club football
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Gareth Bale to Retire from Club football

  Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale, will retire from club football next summer, the UK Mirror reports. Bale has one year left on his £600,000-a-week deal with the LaLiga giants. Before Euro 2020, the 31-year-old claimed his future plans would “cause chaos”. With Wales out of the tournament following a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Denmark in the last-16, Bale will hang up his boots at club level next summer. He will however guide his country to the World Cup in Qatar if they qualify. Wales currently have three points from their opening two World Cup qualifying group games. They will need to finish either in first place to qualify directly for the World Cup finals or finish in second to advance to the second round play-offs.
England vs Denmark: Southgate told to start Saka in Euro 2020 semi-final
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England vs Denmark: Southgate told to start Saka in Euro 2020 semi-final

  Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has advised England manager, Gareth Southgate, to start Bukayo Saka against Denmark in their Euro 2020 semi-final on Wednesday night. Saka missed out on the 4-0 win over Ukraine in the last round, after picking up a knock in training. However, the Arsenal youngster is available for selection again. Neville admits there are too many good options for Southgate in attack, but Saka would be his first choice. “I think Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane pick themselves. But between Saka, Grealish, Foden, Sancho, Rashford, I honestly think you could flip a coin between them all and it could land on any of them and you wouldn’t be disappointed. We have such strength in those positions. “We are so blessed, that actually I pic...
Kane reveals Mourinho contact at Euro 2020 with Tottenham star yet to speak to new boss Nuno
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Kane reveals Mourinho contact at Euro 2020 with Tottenham star yet to speak to new boss Nuno

The prolific striker has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City after the tournament ends Harry Kane has revealed he's been in touch with former manager Jose Mourinho during Euro 2020 but has yet to make contact with new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Kane has scored three goals in two knockout-round matches for England, helping the Three Lions reach the semi-final stage where they'll face Denmark on Wednesday. The striker, who has been linked with an exit this summer, spoke highly of Mourinho, who was sacked by Spurs in April and appointed Roma boss in May.
Arsene Wenger names country to reach Euro 2020 finals
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Arsene Wenger names country to reach Euro 2020 finals

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has backed England to reach the Euro 2020 final. Wenger said this following England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final 4-0 victory against Ukraine over the weekend. England will play Denmark in the European championship semi-final on Wednesday. “It was the perfect night for English football, a perfect night for England,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “They didn’t concede a goal, they qualified easily and they could rest important players. “Ukraine conceded three poor goals and the second goal killed the game. It became an easy game for England but they did it well and what was important for them tonight is that they didn’t concede a goal. “That will be an important quality to go to the final and win it. They look more stable, defensiv...
Denmark Solid Even Without Eriksen – Mourinho sends strong warning to England
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Denmark Solid Even Without Eriksen – Mourinho sends strong warning to England

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has warned England to expect a ‘difficult’ Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark when both teams clash on Wednesday. Mourinho believes the Denmark team is solid despite playing without their number 10, Christian Eriksen. Denmark booked their place in the Euro 2020 semi-final on Saturday after beating Czech Republic 2-1, while England thrashed Ukraine 4-0. “Denmark are solid. They also found a way to play different than the way they started,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “They started, of course, with Christian Eriksen as a no.10 and with a back four. They are now playing with three at the back, a solid team, good players playing in the best leagues with lots of experience. “They are very positive in spite of what happened to Christian an...
Euro 2020: Andriy Shevchenko names Country to Reach finals
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Euro 2020: Andriy Shevchenko names Country to Reach finals

  Ukraine coach, Andriy Shevchenko, has backed England to reach the Euro 2020 final. Shevchenko said this following Ukraine’s Euro 2020 quarter-final 4-0 defeat England on Saturday night. England will play Denmark in the European championship semi-final on June 7. “I think that England played very pragmatically today,” Shevchenko said at his post-match press conference. “They used their strong flanks, they used our mistakes and they played very well, at a top-level. “But the English team is really strong – individually and as a team – and they have a great coach. They reached the semi-finals and I can see that this team can play in the final.”
Christian Eriksen spotted in public for first time since cardiac arrest
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Christian Eriksen spotted in public for first time since cardiac arrest

The Inter man has kept a low profile since he left hospital on June 18 but has now been seen out and about after he was photographed with a fan Christian Eriksen has been pictured in public for the first time since he was discharged from hospital following his cardiac arrest during Denmark's Euro 2020 clash with Finland. The Inter playmaker was rushed to Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen after he collapsed during the Group B clash at Parken Stadium, where he was fitted with a cardioverter defibrillator. Having been discharged on June 18, Eriksen has kept a low profile since returning home to continue his recuperation with his family, but has now been spotted out and about for the first time since the incident after he was photographed with a fan.
Euro 2020: Mourinho warns England ahead of ‘Difficult’ Semi-final
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Euro 2020: Mourinho warns England ahead of ‘Difficult’ Semi-final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has told England to expect a “difficult” Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Gareth Southgate’s side are in the last four, after they thrashed Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday night. It is the Three Lions’ first Euros semi-final since 1996. Mourinho was impressed by England’s win and said Southgate’s side “made it look easy”, but has warned that Denmark will represent a tougher challenge. He told talkSPORT: “Denmark are solid. They also found a way to play different than the way they started. “They started of course with Christian Eriksen as a no.10 and with a back four. They are now playing with three at the back, a solid team, good players playing in the best leagues with lots of experience. “They are very positive in spite of what ha...
Euro 2020: All Countries that Qualified for Semi-final Confirmed [Fixtures]
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Euro 2020: All Countries that Qualified for Semi-final Confirmed [Fixtures]

  The last four countries standing at the European Championships were confirmed on Saturday night. They are England, Spain, Denmark and Italy. Before today, Spain and Italy booked their places in the semi-final, where they face each other. Denmark became the third team to progress, following their 2-1 win over Czech Republic. Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg gave the Danes a two-goal lead, before leading scorer Patrik Schick pulled one back. In the last quarter-final, England thrashed Ukraine 4-0 with Harry Kane netting twice in the rout. The Three Lions will now face Denmark for a place in the Wembley final.
Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals
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Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals

Denmark's emotionally charged journey at Euro 2020 will continue into the semi-finals after a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Baku. First-half goals from Thomas Delaney (5) and Kasper Dolberg (42) put Kasper Hjulmand's side in command and while Patrik Schick (49) pulled one goal back there was no late equaliser. The result sets up a Wembley date with England or Ukraine for a Denmark team that lost their first two matches but have now scored 10 times in winning their last three. How Denmark won it The breakthrough came in the fifth minute when Jens Stryger Larsen's outswinging corner from the right found Delaney unmarked in the middle of the penalty box. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder did not even have to jump as he calmly directed the header beyond the right hand of goa...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Quarter-final Fixtures
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Predicts Quarter-final Fixtures

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has predicted the quarter-final fixtures of the ongoing European Championships. Mourino is backing England to see off Ukraine in their clash. England vs Ukraine is the last quarter-final match, with the Czech Republic facing Denmark first on Saturday evening and Switzerland vs Spain and Belgium vs Italy will be played on Friday. Asked for his predictions, Mourinho told talkSPORT: “Let me give you my view. “England for sure. Czech Republic v Denmark will be a difficult one but I will say Denmark. Belgium v Italy, that’s a big one, a really big one. I will say Italy. “Switzerland v Spain is also a big one but Granit Xhaka is not playing and they need him so Spain will go through.”
Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts team to reach final
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Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts team to reach final

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he would be disappointed if England does not reach the final of Euro 2020. The Three Lions beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday, to qualify for the quarter-finals. Goals in the second half from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane clinched a famous win at Wembley. It was England’s first win over Germany in a tournament knockout match since they won the World Cup in 1966. England will face Ukraine next and, if they progress, a semi-final meeting with Denmark or the Czech Republic awaits. “I watched the game that I was expecting to watch,” Mourinho told talkSPORT. “A big game, the duals were there. Both teams respect each other a lot but England, in my opinion, were very solid, very solid and in the right moment they were there. “They...
Euro 2020: Full Quarter-final fixture list
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Euro 2020: Full Quarter-final fixture list

Following the completion of Tuesday’s round of 16 games at the European Championship, the last eight countries have been confirmed. They are Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Ukraine and England. The quarter-final ties will be played on July 2 and July 3 respectively. Spain take on Switzerland, Belgium face Italy, Czech Republic play Denmark, while England will battle Ukraine for a place in the last four. JULY 2 17:00 Switzerland vs Spain 20:00 Belgium vs Italy JULY 3 17:00 Czech Republic vs Denmark 20:00 Ukraine vs England
Bale backed to feature in ‘many more’ Wales squads as Mepham reacts to retirement talk
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Bale backed to feature in ‘many more’ Wales squads as Mepham reacts to retirement talk

An international colleague of the Real Madrid forward cannot see a talismanic figure turning his back on his country Gareth Bale is being backed to grace "many more" Wales squads, with Chris Mepham reading little into reports suggesting that the Real Madrid star has been mulling over his international future. At 31 years of age, a man with 96 caps to his name has seen another campaign at a major tournament come to a close, with Rob Page's side suffering a 4-0 defeat to Denmark in the last 16 at Euro 2020. Bale walked away from questions on his future at the end of that contest, but has since come out and said that he will remain in contention with his country for as long as his career at the top continues.
Czechs Dump Out 10-man Netherlands
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Czechs Dump Out 10-man Netherlands

The Czech Republic set up a quarter-final tie with Denmark as second-half goals from Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick dumped 10-man Netherlands out of Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win in Budapest. Following a goalless first half, Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off upon VAR review for a deliberate handball as the last man after tangling with Schick (55). The Czechs made their numerical advantage count when the excellent Holes converted at the far post (68), and the contest was put to bed when Schick tucked in Holes' cross to notch his fourth goal of the tournament (80). Having excelled in the group stages, it was a disappointing end for Frank de Boer's side, but Czech Republic march on to face the emotional wall of Denmark in Baku next Saturday.
Euro 2020: Croatia Suffer Setback ahead of Clash with Spain
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Euro 2020: Croatia Suffer Setback ahead of Clash with Spain

Croatia has suffered a major setback ahead of their Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Spain on Monday. Croatia star, Ivan Perisic, has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the clash at Parken Stadium in Denmark. England vs Croatia: Rio Ferdinand hands Southgate names of players to start Euro 2021 tie According to BBC Sport, the 32-year-old will now have to self isolate for ten days. This means Perisic will have to sit out the cracker against Spain, and it could be costly for the 2018 World Cup finalists. Croatia head to the game following a 3-1 win over Scotland in their last game. Spain, meanwhile, defeated Slovakia 5-0. The kick-off time for Croatia vs Spain is 5 pm.
Euro 2020: Countries that have qualified for quarter-finals so far
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Euro 2020: Countries that have qualified for quarter-finals so far

  Two countries have qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Euro 2020. The countries are Denmark and Italy. Denmark became the first country to book their place in the last-8 following their 4-0 win over Wales on Saturday. Kasper Hjulmand’s side defeated Wales at the Amsterdam Arena, thanks to a brace from Kasper Dolberg and a strike each from Joakim Maehie and Martin Braithwaite. Italy defeated Austria 2-1 on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium to qualify for the last-8. Roberto Mancini’s side played 0-0 against Austria after normal time. However, Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina scored two goals for Italy in extra time, as Sasa Kalajdzic’s strike was not enough to qualify Austria after 120 minutes. Meanwhile, Netherlands will face Czech Republic o...
Denmark hit Four to Crush Wales’ Euros Dream
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Denmark hit Four to Crush Wales’ Euros Dream

Wales exited Euro 2020 at the last-16 stage as Denmark continued their emotional quest for glory with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Amsterdam's Johan Cruyff Arena. The Danes, rocked by Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in Copenhagen a fortnight ago, set up a quarter-final tie against either Netherlands or Czech Republic thanks to Kasper Dolberg's double and late strikes from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite. Dolberg, starting in place of the injured Yussuf Poulsen, struck the opener with an outstanding, curling finish from outside the box midway through the first half, then pounced on a Neco Williams error to double Denmark's lead shortly after half-time. Maehle hit the third in the penultimate minute of normal time when he collected a Mathias Jensen cross, cut inside hi...
Euro 2020: All Round of 16 Matches Confirmed [Full fixtures]
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Euro 2020: All Round of 16 Matches Confirmed [Full fixtures]

  The group stage of this year’s European Championship ended on Wednesday night. This means all the 16 countries left in the tournament have been decided. The knockout games have also been confirmed. On Saturday, Wales face Denmark and Italy play Austria. Netherlands will take on Czech Republic for a place in the quarter-finals, while Portugal clash with Belgium in what is the tie of the round. Croatia play Spain on Monday, before France square up against Switzerland. The last set of matches in the stage will see England take on Germany and Sweden face Ukraine.
Euro 2020: 12 Countries qualify for Round of 16 [Full List]
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Euro 2020: 12 Countries qualify for Round of 16 [Full List]

At least 12 countries have booked their places in the last 16 of the ongoing European Champions after Monday’s fixtures. England sealed qualification without kicking a ball. The Three Lions are second in Group D behind Czech Republic, who they face on Tuesday. However, both sides will be slugging it out to finish as group winners. The four best third-placed teams from the six groups at the rearranged Euros progress to the round of 16. Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Czech Republic and France are also through to the last 16. Some fixtures in the next round have also been confirmed. Wales face Denmark and Italy clash with Austria.
Euro 2020: All countries that have qualified for knockout stage so far
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Euro 2020: All countries that have qualified for knockout stage so far

  A total of three countries have qualified for the knockout stage of the ongoing Euro 2020. The countries are Italy, Belgium and Netherlands. Italy became the first country to book their place in the Round of 16 following their 3-0 win over Switzerland on Wednesday night. Roberto Mancini’s side came into the game top of Group A, after they beat Turkey 3-0 in their first game. Belgium defeated Denmark 2-1 on Thursday to top Group B, thanks to goals from Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne. Netherlands won 2-0 against Austria on Thursday night to top Group C with six points. Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries scored the goals for Netherlands. Meanwhile, England will tackle Scotland on Friday night, while Croatia will face Czech Republic in the other Group D fi...
Christian Eriksen Shares First photo in Hospital after Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch
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Christian Eriksen Shares First photo in Hospital after Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch

Christian Eriksen has shared the first picture of himself in hospital since collapsing on the pitch on Saturday June 12. The Inter Milan midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's Euro 2020 game with Finland and required 13 minutes of CPR. He was later taken to hospital in a stable condition. Writing on Instagram alongside a picture of him smiling, Eriksen wrote: "Hello everyone. "Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family. "I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay. "Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian." On Monday he sent his fi...
‘It was damn nice to see him smile’ – Schmeichel offers encouraging Eriksen update while criticising UEFA restart call
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‘It was damn nice to see him smile’ – Schmeichel offers encouraging Eriksen update while criticising UEFA restart call

The Denmark goalkeeper says he has been to see his stricken team-mate in hospital after his on-pitch collapse on Saturday afternoon Kasper Schmeichel has offered an encouraging update on Christian Eriksen while criticising UEFA's decision to restart Denmark's clash with Finland. Eriksen received emergency on-field treatment from Denmark's medical team after suffering cardiac arrest 41 minutes into the Euro 2020 fixture in Copenhagen on Saturday afternoon. The Inter midfielder stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated before leaving Parken Stadium on a stretcher, and was subsequently declared to be in a stable condition at a local hospital.
UEFA threatened Denmark with 3-0 forfeit if they did not resume Euro 2020 clash after Eriksen cardiac arrest, claims Schmeichel
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UEFA threatened Denmark with 3-0 forfeit if they did not resume Euro 2020 clash after Eriksen cardiac arrest, claims Schmeichel

The former goalkeeper says his country had little choice but to restart the game against Finland despite seeing a key player rushed to hospital Peter Schmeichel has claimed that UEFA threatened Denmark with a 3-0 forfeit if they did not resume their opening Euro 2020 fixture after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest. Denmark's Group B clash against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday was initially suspended after 41 minutes following Eriksen's on-field collapse. The midfielder received life-saving CPR before being taken to hospital, with both sets of players subsequently spending an hour in their respective dressing rooms before the match was restarted at 7:30pm BST (2:30pm ET).
‘There are disciplines he has to know’ – Matthaus hopes Sane has learned his lesson after World Cup snub
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‘There are disciplines he has to know’ – Matthaus hopes Sane has learned his lesson after World Cup snub

The Bayern Munich winger missed the tournament in Russia three years ago, but it set to play a key role for his country at Euro 2020 Lothar Matthaus hopes Leroy Sane has learned his lesson from missing out on the World Cup three years ago, after pointing out defensive deficiencies in his game during Germany’s recent friendly with Denmark. Bayern Munich winger Sane was a notable omission from the Germany squad for the 2018 tournament in Russia, although he earned a recall shortly after the tournament and is in their squad for the upcoming European Championship. Former Germany captain Matthaus is a huge admirer of the former Manchester City player’s talents, but questions whether he has the positional discipline to be reliable at international level.

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