The latest about the European Football Championship:
Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg scored one goal each for a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic and a place in the EM semifinals.
Denmark has become a surprise candidate at Euro 2020 after the tournament started when midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest on the field in the team’s opening game.
Denmark has not come this far since winning the European Championship in 1992 in a major tournament.
Delaney headed in in the fifth minute and Dolberg scored in the 42nd minute to make it 2-0. The Czechs got back in 49th place from Patrik Schick. For Schick it was the fifth goal of the tournament.
Denmark will face either England or Ukraine in the semi-finals on Wednesday at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Many Czechs took a break from cleaning up after a tornado to watch the European Championship quarter-final match between the Czech Republic and Denmark.
Dozens of residents and volunteers sat mostly on the floor in front of the damaged school in the town of Moravska Nova Ves, watching the game on a big screen and drinking beer.
A rare tornado, believed to be the most devastating in the modern history of the Czech Republic, swept through the southeast of the country last week. Six people were killed and hundreds injured.
The tornado hit when heavy thunderstorms hit the whole country. Seven cities and villages were badly damaged.
Stadium security in Baku appeared to confiscate a rainbow flag from two Danish fans ahead of the European Championship quarter-final match between the Czech Republic and Denmark.
The flag was seen warming up in the Danish fan section before two security guards moved in and one of them grabbed the flag.
UEFA announced on Friday that no sponsor billboards with rainbow motifs would be displayed at quarter-finals in Baku and St. Petersburg.
UEFA said it “requires its sponsors to ensure that their artwork complies with local laws”.
Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola could miss the rest of the European Championship due to injury.
Spinazzola was lifted off the field on a stretcher in the 79th minute of Italy’s 2-1 quarter-final victory over Belgium after he had pulled the ball sharply upwards.
The 28-year-old writes on Instagram: “Unfortunately we all know how it went, but our blue dream continues and nothing is impossible with this great group.”
Italian media reports that Spinazzola traveled to Rome for tests.
Italy will face Spain in the semi-finals at London’s Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.
The last two quarter-finals are on the schedule and the two winners travel to London.
Denmark face the Czech Republic in the early game in Baku and England face the Ukraine in the late game in Rome.
England played their first four games at Wembley and could play in the semi-finals and the final at their home ground if the team gets that far.
Spain and Italy each reached the semi-finals on Friday. They meet on Tuesday for a place in the final. The second semi-final game will take place on Wednesday.
The finale is scheduled for July 11th.
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