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Denmark vs Finland LIVE: Latest Euro 2020 updates

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Denmark open up their Euro 2020 campaign against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday afternoon.

The Danes are much-fancied given their home advantage and possess many of the key elements for a team to go far in an international tournament, starting with Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, a solid goalkeeper between the sticks, while Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen should provide a spark in midfield.

The former Tottenham star said: “It’s probably because we’ve got good results, played football that’s worth watching and won some matches that we take with us. We have a lot of confidence, but to go and win, that’s what we have to do if we want to go far. I think there’s a lot of bumps we need to get over first.”

Coach Kasper Hjulmand, who has taken over the reins after Age Hareide, orchestrated the successful Euro qualifying campaign, made the bold claim that this summer’s tournament will be the biggest thing ever to happen on Danish soil: “We are in a good place, we have a good balance in the squad. We are well-prepared, we are full of energy, we are excited, we are confident and respectful of our opponent. We are where we need to be.”

Meanwhile most of Finland’s hopes will rest on Norwich striker Teemo Pukki, with the nation boosted after he declared himself fit to lead the line: “I’ve been training normally for the past week and a half, as all the other players have, and I played 30 minutes in the last preparation game, I haven’t had any issues with the ankle and I’m ready to play as much as the coach will allow me to.”

Follow live updates and analysis from Denmark vs Finland right here:

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

43 mins: What’s gone on here? Christian Eriksen is down and the stretcher has been called for immediately by referee Anthony Taylor. Eriksen seemed to just faint as a throw in came his way. There was no-one else around him and this looks bad.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:45

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

40 mins: Delaney has repeatedly found little pockets of space over on the inside left. He passes the ball into the front edge of the box where Wind lays the ball off to Martin Braithwaite. He rolls the ball onto his right foot and strikes one at goal only to fire it side of the far post.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:42

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

36 mins: Jonas Wind has a go at goal as he gets the ball in the box but his effort is blocked. The ball comes out to Christian Eriksen who then whips a nice cross in but Finland clear that as well.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:40

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

33 mins: Finland are in the wars at the minute. Denmark win a corner that Christian Eriksen swings into the box. Daniel O’Shaughnessy is first to the ball but it strikes him square in the face. He stays down as his nose begins to bleed and he needs a bit of treatment.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:36

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

30 mins: Joakim Maehle flicks a neat ball into the right side of the box for Denmark as Yussuf Poulsen makes a run towards the back post. Jere Uronen tracks the ball whilst holding off Poulsen. Hradecky comes off his line and clatters into his own defender as the ball arrives. Poulsen runs out of play and Uronen stays down after being winded by his own keeper.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:32

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

27 mins: Finland have grown into the game now, they’re starting to hold their own in the middle of the pitch but Denmark are still having plenty of joy up top. Martin Braithwaite bursts into the box and should hit the target but screws it wide of goal

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:28

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

23 mins: Simon Kjaer has got away with one there. A long ball comes up the pitch from the Finnish defence. Teemu Pukki nips in front of Kjaer and heads it past the Danish defender before following it towards goal. Kjaer knows he’s beaten and grabs hold of Pukki to stop him breaking in on goal. Anthony Taylor lets play go on and Kjaer escapes punishment.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:26

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Euro 2020: SAVE! Eriksen’s swirling shot punched by Hradecky

Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

19 mins: Finland’s goalkeeper is certainly earning his money today. Finland have seemingly gifted Denmark the whole midfield, preferring the defend their own final third. Christian Eriksen is allowed to bring the ball close to the front edge of the box and he decides to have a shy. He hits a swirling, swerving, shot that dips as it reaches the goalkeeper but Hradecky manages to get two hands to the ball and punch it clear of goal.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:22

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Euro 2020: SAVE! Hradecky keeps taps Hojbjerg’s header over the bar

16 mins: Christian Eriksen gives the ball to Thomas Delaney who whips a lovely ball into the Finnish penalty area. Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wins the header and powers it towards goal. Hradecky reacts quickly and gets up high to tip the ball over the bar.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:19

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Euro 2020: Denmark 0 – 0 Finland

14 mins: Teemu Pukki drops deep to take possession of the ball for Finland and he dinks it forward to Jere Uronen. Uronen passes the ball wide for Glen Kamara who is hit with a strong tackle by Andres Christensen. Finland win a free kick but don’t make use of it as Denmark defend the cross into the box.

Michael Jones12 June 2021 17:16

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