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England v Denmark [EURO 2020]

1 Name: 606 2021-07-07 19:29
England v Denmark (20:00 BST)

Three years ago, England lost that World Cup semi-final, going down 2-1 against Croatia in Moscow.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire said they "need to make sure" there is not a repeat of that result on Wednesday.

"The motivation is there," Maguire said. "Losing the semi-final at the World Cup hurt a lot.

"I think we're in a lot better place than we were.

"The experience of that, we've learnt from it. We've had a lot of big games in that period to improve and a lot of time spent together on the training pitch, friendlies and qualifiers. Every game we play we feel we improve.

"In this tournament, from the first game to the Ukraine game, there's a lot of differences in the principles that we're demanding from each other. Of course we're in a better place now, but we've still got a long way to go."

So, it's just the one change for England as they look to make history and reach the European Championship final for the first time.

Arsenal's exciting 19-year-old winger Bukayo Saka comes in for Jadon Sancho, who drops to the bench.

There is no Ben White, Ben Chilwell or Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the bench.

England XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Phillips, Mount, Saka, Sterling, Kane.

Unsurprisingly, Denmark are unchanged from the side that started the quart-final victory over Czech Republic last Saturday.

Boss Kasper Hjulmand had stated after that match that fatigue was a concern but he goes with the same XI again.

The Danes are captained by defender Simon Kjaer.

Denmark XI: Schmeichel, Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard, Stryger Larsen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle, Braithwaite, Dolberg, Damsgaard.

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