Denmark v Belgium Live Commentary & Result, 17/06/2021, European Championship



As for Belgium, Roberto Martinez names the same starting 11 that began their commanding 3-0 win over Russia. Meanwhile, there is a welcome return to the bench for Kevin De Bruyne following his recovery from a facial fracture sustained in Manchester City’s Champions League final defeat by Chelsea. Axel Witsel is also named among the substitutes after an Achilles problem.

Kasper Hjulmand has made two changes from Denmark’s opening defeat by Finland. Jannik Vestergaard and Mikkel Damsgaard come into the team in place of Jonas Wind and Christian Eriksen, who thankfully continues to recover in hospital from the horrifying cardiac arrest he suffered on Saturday.

SUBS: Simon Mignolet, Dennis Praet, Dedryck Boyata, Eden Hazard, Christian Benteke, Thomas Vermaelen, Kevin De Bruyne, Leandro Trossard, Axel Witsel, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Matz Sels.

BELGIUM: Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer, Jan Vertonghen; Thomas Meunier, Leander Dendoncker, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard; Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Yannick Carrasco.

SUBS: Jonal Lossl, Mathias Jensen, Andreas Cornelius, Frederik Ronnow, Robert Skov, Kasper Dolberg, Christian Norgaard, Joachim Andersen, Jonas Wind, Andreas Skov Olsen, Jen Stryger Larsen, Zanka.

DENMARK (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjaer, Jannik Vestergaard, Joakim Maehle; Daniel Wass, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Thomas Delaney; Yussuf Poulsen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Martin Braithwaite.

Victory for Belgium at the Parken Stadium would book their place in the knockout stages with a game to spare. Meanwhile, defeat would not yet eliminate Denmark, but they would require results to go their way to have any chance of progressing.

Hello everyone and welcome to live text coverage of the European Championship clash between Denmark and Belgium in Group B.



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