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Finland’s captain speaks: Effectively, writes. Tim Sparv took outing from his preparations for Euro 2020 to jot down a visitor column for the Guardian revealing what qualification means to him, his team-mates and their compatriots.
Tonight’s match officers
Anthony Taylor leads an all English choose and jury in Copenhagen tonight. We want him nicely, even when the sight of Stuart Attwell on VAR obligation is maybe a trigger for concern.
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Referee’s assistants: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Sandro Scharer
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Euro 2020 Group B: Denmark v Finland
It’s an thrilling, landmark day within the historical past of Finland as the house of Jari Litmanen, Kimi Raikonnen and Jean Sibelius line up within the finals of a serious soccer event for the very first time. Markku Kanerva’s facet shocked many throughout the continent, together with loads of his personal compatriots, by ending as group runners-up behind Italy in qualifying and whereas little is anticipated of a staff ranked 54th on the earth this summer season, they are going to be hoping to bloody a few noses now they’ve lastly arrived on the large stage.
They tackle a Denmark facet packed filled with family names, amongst them Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Eriksen, Martin Braithwaite and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and managed by Kasper Hjulmand, an attention-grabbing character who took up teaching when his enjoying profession was lower quick by a knee damage he suffered on the age of 26. They’re many individuals’s concept of event “darkish horses”. However then so had been Turkey and look what occurred to them final evening.
In an enormous enhance to their possibilities, Denmark will get pleasure from dwelling benefit for his or her three group video games and can play in entrance of 11,250 followers of their 38,000 Parken Stadium. Kick-off is at 5pm (BST) however keep tuned within the meantime for staff information and build-up.
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