(E) England (E) ENG Kjær (OG 39'), Kane (104')
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European Championship Semi-finals
Jul 7, 2021 KO: 19:00

England - Denmark

Wembley Stadium London
Referee: Danny Makkelie
  30' Damsgaard
Kjær (OG) 39'  
Kane 104'  

Match preview

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A place in the European Championship final is up for grabs, but who will Gareth Southgate and Kasper Hjulmand pick in their starting XI?

England will host Denmark at Wembley with the chance to reach a first major international final since their 1966 World Cup final victory.

Denmark on the other hand have the chance to reach the European Championship first for the first time since they shocked the world and won Euro 1992.

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Gareth Southgate will come into the tie buoyed with confidence after his England side dismissed Ukraine 4-0 in convincing fashion in the quarter-final. Denmark on the other hand overcame Czech Republic 2-1 in a tight affair.

The Three Lions are still yet to concede a goal in the tournament, although they'll face their toughest test yet against a Denmark team who have scored 11 goals so far, in comparison to England's eight.

England are the heavy favourites, but Kasper Hjulmand's side have shown promise all tournament, and will cause them problems.

England

Having impressed for his country every since his debut, Jordan Pickford is the undisputed England number one and he'll be between the sticks once more.

In front of him, Southgate will likely keep the back four that played against Ukraine, although he could be tempted to revert to a back three, as he did as Germany, to match up with Denmark.

However, the Danes often move to a 4-3-3 in game, so that's unlikely.

Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips may not be the most extravagant double pivot in world football, but they've done the job together so far and Southgate won't disrupt that, even if Jordan Henderson scored his first international goal against Ukraine.

Mason Mount will once more be deployed as the number 10, with Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho either side. The Manchester United-bound winger wasn't afforded a chance in the group stages, but after impressing in the quarter-final, he has a great chance of starting.

Harry Kane will lead the line in what will most likely be an unchanged starting XI.

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Denmark

The Danes often start with a back three and wing-backs as mentioned, but as they did against Wales, they transition into a back four if needed.

Chelsea's Andreas Christensen steps forward into a defensive midfield role, which allows them to have far more tactical fluidity than most in the competition.

Hjulmand has settled on a system that works and he won't want to disrupt that.

Daniel Wass may well return at right wing-back, but the rest of the defence will stay the same. Joakim Maehle has been arguably their standout man all tournament and England will have to watch him down their left.

Yusuf Poulsen returned from a knock off the bench against the Czechs, but with Kasper Dolberg in goalscoring form, he's likely to start as a sub.

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  Average Match Rating  
7.0
  Home  
7.1
6.9
  Away  
7.3
7.0
  Total  
7.2

Match statistics

England
Statistics
Denmark
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
13
Draws
2
3
Losses
2
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
43
49
Goals Per Game
2.15
2.45
More > 2.5 Goals
9
11
More > 3 Goals
5
7
Scored First in a Match
15
15
Scored Both Halves
10
9
Won More > 1 Goal
9
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
5
14
Did Not Score
4
3
Both Teams Scored
2
7
Kept Clean Sheet
16
11
Won Without Conceding
14
10
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
772
709
Possession
60
57
Passes
615
539
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
14
Shots on Target
5.25
5.44
Goals out of Shots
0.18
0.19
Crosses
17
18
Offsides
2.64
2.22
Penalties
0.25
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.80
0.55
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
11
16
Interceptions
8.19
12
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
15
18
Total Shots Conceded
7.00
8.44
Shots on Target Conceded
2.15
3.21
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.04
0.15
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
11
Yellow Cards
0.80
1.00
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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