England could make history tonight knowing that a victory against Denmark would secure the men’s international team a first major final since 1966.
Gareth Southgate’s side will face Italy in Sunday’s final if they can defeat Denmark in front of 60,000 fans at Wembley.
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At a glance: 5 key points
- Three Lions fans are expected to get through nearly 10 million pints in pubs and beer gardens on Wednesday.
- The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association, will be among those inside the ground to watch the match.
- It is the first time the men’s team has made it to the semi-final of a European Championship since an ill-fated penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany at Euro 96.
- England manager Gareth Southgate, who saw his penalty saved in the sudden death shootout 25 years ago, will be hoping his team can go at least one better and make it to the final, also at Wembley, on Sunday evening.
- Tonight’s semi-final kicks off at 8pm, with tens of millions expected to watch the match on ITV.
What’s been said
“Gareth Southgate and the England squad have done the nation proud in the Euros, and tonight we will all be wishing them the best of luck in getting to the final. Bring it home!”
“Gareth Southgate and the squad will have the whole nation behind them tonight. Both on and off the pitch, they have shown the best of England.
“There’s been only one song featured in our house since Saturday – it’s coming home.”
Sir Keir Starmer
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