Denmark will come against the hosts England at the Wembley Stadium in London on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 3:00 PM (ET) in the second of the two UEFA European Championship 2020 Semi-Finals. The winner of this matchup will meet with Italy in the Euro 2020 Final. The Wembley Stadium in London will host the Semi-Finals and the Final since it has the highest capacity of all of the stadiums.
This will be their 22nd overall meeting. There are no surprises here as England are the heavy favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 12 occasions so far; Denmark have grabbed a triumph four times to this day, and the remaining five games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on October 14, 2020, when the Red and White shocked the Three Lions with a final result of 1-0 in a UEFA Nations League game. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time in less than a year, this time at the Euro 2020.
How many UEFA European Championship trophies have Denmark won?
Denmark have taken part in nine UEFA European Championships (including the Euro 2020 edition). They have also been crowned champions on one occasion in history. The 2-0 win against Germany led to her first major championship at the Euro 1992 Final in Sweden. When the world is supporting them, Denmark does their best. At Euro 1992, they had to quit their holiday preparations to replace Yugoslavia at the final minute and beat the odds of winning it in the end.
Nearly 30 years later, at Euro 2020, they recovered, and their tale is not yet finished, from the tragic circumstances surrounding the cardiac arrests of the talisman Christian Eriksen. While this year Denmark reached the Semi-Final without Eriksen, the 1992 squad was missing one significant player as well. They accomplished history despite missing one of their greatest players, striker Michael Laudrup, due to disagreements with the then-coach Nielsen, who was known for favoring defensive organization instead of offensive play.
The late call-up in Denmark in 1992 reinforced their role as the favorite underdogs of Europe. Yugoslavia had already arrived in Euro host country Sweden in 1992 when they were booted out due to a civil conflict in the country. The Red and White had failed to qualify for the eight-team tournament after placing second in their qualifying group behind Yugoslavia, but they were soon asked to summon the team, and their intentions to watch the games on TV were quickly canceled.
After a 2-2 draw, Schmeichel stopped Marco van Basten's crucial penalty kick in the shootout, beating the Netherlands in the Semis before the Final against the defending champions, Germany. In the tournament finale, John Jensen netted the opening goal in the 18th minute. While Schmeichel managed to make two superb saves after a strong pressing from Germany for the equalizer, Vilfort already scored the second and final goal of the game.