Euro 2020 Breakdown: Denmark Meets England

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Lars Baron / Staff

Everyone in the United Kingdom is wondering if “It’s Coming Home” will become a reality in 2021, and England are primed for a chance at reaching the final as they take on Denmark.

The star-studded Three Lions have all the pieces necessary to capture a title and are the only team left at Euro 2020 that haven’t conceded a goal in the competition.

Meanwhile, the Danes are in a position where they seek their second Euros title after previously winning in 1992.

Here’s a closer look at what the two teams will look like on Wednesday and how the match will turn out.

Leading Goalscorers

England: Raheem Sterling (3)

Denmark: Kasper Dolberg (4)


The two sides have a rich history competing against each other, however, England has a sizable advantage in the head-to-head record, boasting 12 wins to Denmark’s four.

In their most recent encounter, the Danes earned a 1-0 win during the UEFA Nations League back in Oct. 2020.

With England and Denmark last having met in the Euros back in 1992 -- a 0-0 draw -- there’s a direct link between that match and Wednesday’s encounter in the form of the goalkeepers.

Peter Schmeichel helped lead Denmark to Euros glory that year, while his son -- Kasper -- now serves as the No. 1 in goal for the Danes.

Probable Lineups

England: Jordan Pickford; Harry Maguire, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Kieran Trippier; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka

Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel; Jannik Vestergaard, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen; Joakim Maehle, Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Jens Stryger Larsen; Mikkel Damsgaard, Yussuf Poulsen, Martin Braithwaite


Denmark has reached the semifinals after the traumatic experience they endured in their opening match involving Christian Eriksen, but the Danes are now exceeding expectations.

Since their two opening defeats against Finland and Belgium, the Danes have won three straight and boast a goal difference of plus-8 during that span after scoring 10 goals.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions haven’t allowed a goal to date at Euro 2020 and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been one of the top players in the entire competition.

With so much attacking depth for England, Gareth Southgate has plenty of options off the bench and that could spell trouble for the Danes as the match wears on.

England has utilized players like Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden in substitute roles throughout the Euros, and each of them have offered a different dimension in the English attack.

Prediction: England 2-1 Denmark

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