So can England tame the great Danes? Your armchair guide to the team standing between Three Lions and the Euros final
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1) Since their very first friendly match in 1911, England and Denmark have played each other 21 times.
England have won on 12 occasions (scoring a total of 36 goals) and the Danes just four (20 goals), with five draws.
2) Harry Kane may have been quick off the mark after four minutes against Ukraine at the weekend, but Denmark notched the second-fastest goal at Euro 2020. Striker Yussuf Poulsen scored after a minute and 39 seconds against Belgium on June 17.
Since their very first friendly match in 1911, England and Denmark have played each other 21 times
3) The Scandinavian team glory in the nickname ‘Danish Dynamite’, harking back to the Eighties when fans came up with the chant: ‘Vi er rode, vi er hvide, vi er Dansk dynamit!’ (‘We are red, we are white, we are Danish dynamite!’)
Still sung today, the song was a huge hit in the country’s charts. The Danes were particularly explosive in 1992, when they won the Euros in Sweden.
4) Having played their quarter-final match in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Danes have travelled more than 5,000 miles in the past five days.
England have only played outside London once this tournament – with Saturday’s clash in Rome – and have returned to Wembley for the semi.
5) When it comes to age and experience, Denmark have the advantage. The average age of the Danish players is 27, while England – with an average age of just 24 – have one of the youngest squads.
Danish captain Simon Kjaer, 32, a towering centre-back, has 112 caps. In contrast, forward Raheem Sterling, 26, is England’s most experienced player with 66 caps.
The Scandinavian team glory in the nickname ‘Danish Dynamite’, harking back to the Eighties
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