Gareth Bale has embraced Wales’ underdogs tag, with Euro 2020 rivals Denmark counting on support from all over Europe following Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.Inter Milan midfielder Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s tournament opener against Finland in Copenhagen on June 12 and is currently recovering at home.Denmark qualified for the knockout stage on a wave of emotion and have become a lot of people’s ‘second team’ after what happened to Eriksen.But skipper Bale, speaking ahead of Saturday’s round-of-16 clash in Amsterdam, said Wales were familiar with being underdogs.
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Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand has criticised the UEFA protocols which allow a match to be postponed for 48 hours due to coronavirus but not when his player Christian Eriksen had a cardiac arrest on the pitch.Eriksen, who took to Instagram on Tuesday to insist he was “fine, under the circumstances”, collapsed shortly before half-time in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday and had to be resuscitated before being taken to hospital.
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A look at how England forged their path to the Euro 2020 final against Italy.Gareth Southgate's men reached a first major final in 55 years by beating Denmark, having overcome some old foes along the way.
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A Tory MP who has been boycotting England's Euro 2020 games over players taking the knee has complained of a "torrid week" of abuse.After The Three Lions beat Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday, Ashfield MP Lee Anderson confirmed on Thursday that he would not be watching the final versus Italy on Sunday.Last month, Anderson announced he would refuse to watch England’s games in a protest against players making the anti-racism gesture before games start, saying taking the knee "is not the way".
Finland is reporting better than expected success in its COVID vaccination program. A record number of doses has been achieved thanks to a nurse's innovation, which uses specific equipment and the air in vials to squeeze out extra amounts of vaccine.
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While evidence shows that children generally only suffer mild symptoms of the Coronavirus, most scientists believe immunizing children is crucial to achieving herd immunity. Finland is one of the few countries running trials on kids as young as six months.
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A smiling Christian Eriksen has insisted he is “fine – under the circumstances” as doctors work to determine the cause of his cardiac arrest.The 29-year-old Denmark midfielder continues to undergo tests in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during Saturday’s game against Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
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Take a look at some of the key moments in the career of Harry Kane, captain of England for their historic Euro 2020 campaign and the player Tottenham can't bear to lose.The striker has been linked with a move to Manchester City, but with three years left on his contract, Tottenham hold all the cards.
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Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis has shared his support for the England players subjected to racist abuse after the Euro 2020 final.The US actor plays a folksy American football coach parachuted into a struggling English soccer side in the hit Apple TV+ comedy.At the season two premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sudeikis, 45, wore a black shirt bearing the names “Jadon & Marcus & Bukayo” in white letters.
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US Soccer Hall of Famer and FOX Soccer lead studio analyst Alexi Lalas discusses with CNN’s Don Riddell what victory would mean for Lionel Messi, but notes that Brazil and Neymar are hoping to reign supreme in Rio.