England Beat Denmark in Extra Time to Make History

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With this win, England qualified for the first major tournament final since 1966 and will now face Italy in the summit clash at Wembley Stadium on July 11, reports Asian Lite Newsdesk

Star player Harry Kane put away the rebound after Kasper Schmeichel saved his extra-time penalty to help England book their berth in the Euro 2020 final after registering a 2-1 win over Denmark on Wednesday.

With this win, England qualified for the first major tournament final since 1966 and will now face Italy in the summit clash at Wembley Stadium on July 11 (Sunday).

Mikkel Damsgaard had given Denmark the lead with a glorious free-kick after 30 minutes, but England got back on terms before half-time, Kjaer turning a Bukayo Saka cross into his own net under pressure from Raheem Sterling.

England started the game well but Denmark took the lead in the first half as Mikkel Damsgaard scored a goal in the 30th minute.

However, Simon Kjaer’s own goal eight minutes later help England equalised the scoreboard. In the second half, both teams pressed relentlessly but weren’t able to find the chance of scoring a goal.

The pressure did not translate into clear-cut chances though, with extra time the inevitable outcome.

In the extra time, Kane scored and put England in front in the 104th minute. Schmeichel repelled a low Kane shot early on, then pounded away a Grealish drive.

The goalkeeper made another fine save to push away Kane’s penalty after the Danes were penalised for a foul on Sterling, but could not prevent England’s captain from putting away the rebound.

England will now face Italy in the final of the Euro Cup on Sunday. Both teams faced each other 27 times, with Italy winning 11 to England’s eight, with eight draws.

Meanwhile, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is offering Londoners a golden opportunity to watch the EURO 2020 final in the heart of central London at the Trafalgar Square Fan Zone – if they get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or make an appointment for their first jab by Thursday this week.

With England just one game away from making history, one lucky Londoner and a guest will be invited by the Mayor to watch the game at Wembley Stadium – in the first major international football final to take place at the home of English football for 25 years.

To encourage more Londoners to get vaccinated as soon as possible, Sadiq is making available 50 pairs of tickets to watch the showpiece event of the championships at the London Fan Zone in Trafalgar Square, to those who are eligible for their first vaccination. One lucky Londoner and a guest will also be invited to watch the final at Wembley as the Mayor’s guests.

This online ticket draw to boost vaccinations follows the success of schemes in other cities, such as New York’s offer of free tickets to local attractions and Toronto’s Vaccine Day which saw the city giving away free tickets to watch the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team.

From Wednesday 7th July Londoners can enter the online draw by providing proof that they attended a walk-in vaccination appointment this week for their first jab, or that they have booked an appointment to get their first dose. Entrants who post on social media about having or booking the vaccine will be entered into the draw twice in an effort to spread the message of the importance of getting the jab as far as possible.

 “We are already seeing the big difference that the vaccine is making in our fight against the virus, but the next two weeks are absolutely crucial in ensuring restrictions are lifted,” the Mayor said. “I urge all Londoners to get both doses of the vaccine as soon as possible.”

“As a global city we are leading the way in the rollout of the vaccine, and we will continue to do all we can to improve access from providing access to vaccine centres at convenient times for Londoners’ busy lives, as well as opening walk-in centres, for Londoners regardless of immigration status and GP registration,” he added.

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