04 Jul 2021: UEFA Euro 2020: A look at the four semi-finalists
The UEFA Euro 2020 enters the semi-final stage with four nations - Italy, Spain, Denmark, and England making it.All these four teams enjoyed a terrific quarter-final stage, earning impressive wins with some entertaining football on offer.With plenty at stake in the semis, there is a lot for these sides in terms of offering substance.We present the four semi-finalists.
Italy: Mancini's Italy have carried on with their terrific form
Italy are in a fine run of form, going unbeaten in 32 games. They have won 27 and drawn five in this phase.At the Euro 2020, Italy have maintained a 100% record (W5).They topped Group A (nine points) before beating Austria and Belgium to reach the last four.They have scored 11 goals and conceded just two.
Spain: Spain have found their way through
After two drab draws to start the Euro 2020 campaign, Spain inflicted a 5-0 defeat on Slovakia in Group E to progress to the round of 16.They enjoyed a stunning 5-3 win against Croatia, becoming the first side in European Championship history to score 5+ goals in consecutive matches.In the quarters, Spain edged past Switzerland 3-1 on penalties.
Denmark: Denmark have been on a spirited journey
Denmark have gone from strength to strength since the opening match which saw mid-fielder Christian Eriksen suffer a cardiac arrest.They lost their second game as well but a win in the final group match saw them gain progression on basis of goal difference.In the knockout stages, Denmark beat Wales and the Czech Republic to reach the semis.It has been a fairytale.
England: England have been superb at Euro 2020
England topped their group with two 1-0 wins and a 0-0 draw.In the round of 16, England earned a famous 2-0 win over Germany.And now in the quarters, England thrashed Ukraine 4-0 in Rome.Raheem Sterling has been instrumental with three goals and an assist.England's defensive attributes need praise.They are the only side who haven't concede a single goal.
Key details: Matches, IST timings, telecast and venue
The matches: Italy vs Spain (July 7, 12:30 AM IST) and England vs Denmark (July 8, 12:30 AM IST)One can watch the matches live on the Sony Ten Network and stream the same on the SonyLIV app (paid subscription).Both matches will be played at the Wembley Stadium in London.
Also see: UEFA Euro 2020, Denmark reach semi-finals: Records broken
UEFA Euro 2020, Italy beat Belgium 2-1: Records broken
Euro 2020, Spain beat Switzerland in penalty shoot-out: Records broken
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