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Match Today || England vs Denmark Team News, Channel And Odds

It’s England’s latest big chance to bring it home: Beat Denmark in a Euro 2021 semifinal at London’s Wembley Stadium and then get to host the final four days later in a first-ever appearance in a Euro title match.

It sets up perfectly for the English, who will play in front of a projected 60,000 mostly partisan fans (8,000 Danes are also expected), as they seek to finally get past a major tournament semifinal for the first time since 1966. They’ve fallen short at this stage on four previous semifinal appearances at both the World Cup (1990, 2018) and the Euros (1968, 1996).

And unlike England, Denmark has won the Euros before on a magical Cinderella run in 1992. But the 2021 team, ranked No. 10 in the world, is no Cinderella. With players featuring in the top leagues in Europe, many picked the Danes as dark-horse favorites to win the tournament before they lost Eriksen.

The last time Denmark faced England? It was a Nations League match last October at Wembley Stadium. Denmark won 1-0 (highlights below). In fact, the seven matches they’ve played since the turn of this century have seen three wins apiece and a draw.

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England vs. Denmark: Time, lineups, TV, streams, odds, prediction for Euro 2021 semifinal
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It’s England’s latest big chance to bring it home: Beat Denmark in a Euro 2021 semifinal at London’s Wembley Stadium and then get to host the final four days later in a first-ever appearance in a Euro title match.

It sets up perfectly for the English, who will play in front of a projected 60,000 mostly partisan fans (8,000 Danes are also expected), as they seek to finally get past a major tournament semifinal for the first time since 1966. They’ve fallen short at this stage on four previous semifinal appearances at both the World Cup (1990, 2018) and the Euros (1968, 1996).

But Denmark has played some of the best soccer of any team at these Euros, and that’s after overcoming the traumatic experience of watching star player Christian Eriksen survive a cardiac arrest episode during a match. With 11 goals scored, the Danes have the firepower to potentially be the first team to score against England during this tournament.

Watch: England vs. Denmark streaming on fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

And unlike England, Denmark has won the Euros before on a magical Cinderella run in 1992. But the 2021 team, ranked No. 10 in the world, is no Cinderella. With players featuring in the top leagues in Europe, many picked the Danes as dark-horse favorites to win the tournament before they lost Eriksen.

The last time Denmark faced England? It was a Nations League match last October at Wembley Stadium. Denmark won 1-0 (highlights below). In fact, the seven matches they’ve played since the turn of this century have seen three wins apiece and a draw.

How to watch England vs. Denmark
Date: Wed, July 7
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
Stream: fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv
ESPN will broadcast the England-Denmark semifinal in the USA, with Spanish-language coverage provided by Univision and TUDN.

Both those networks can be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).

The winner will face Italy in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 11 at 3 p.m. ET.

England vs. Denmark starting lineups
England manager Gareth Southgate won’t be switching back to the three-man central defender set-up (3-4-3) against Denmark. He used it in the Round of 16 to match the Germans’ 3-4-3 formation and it worked.

The 3-4-3 could have suited England from a defensive standpoint against Denmark: It would have helped match up with the Danes’ dynamic three-man forward line, while also potentially neutralizing the impact of Danish left wingback Joakim Maehle, who’s been influential for his team.

England face Denmark now within touching distance of playing in their first major tournament final since 1966. The Three Lions won’t have many better chances than this. They have the benefit of playing in a tournament hosted in their own backyard in front of a largely partisan crowd. Still, they will face quite a challenge to overcome a Danish side who have developed remarkable momentum after their tournament began in tragic circumstances.

Even without talismanic playmaker Christian Eriksen, who is thankfully recovering from the cardiac arrest he suffered on the field in the side’s first match, Denmark have established themselves as a dangerous attacking force but they will be facing by far the best defense in the competition so far with Jordan Pickford yet to concede a goal in five games.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what you need to know before it starts: