Russia v Denmark: Euro 2020 – live!
21-Jun-2021 18:52:24 | The Guardian
“Schmeichel playing striker in Denmark’s 3-4-4?” asks Paul Pooley. “Or are they gonna play with 12? It happens. I’m a long-suffering, er, long-serving referee and that is why we count players on the pitch before we start or restart a game.” As a ton of you have pointed out, in the teams I had Denmark playing in a revolutionary 3-4-4 formation. Just to clarify, umm, they’re not.
With all the potential for mathematical fun this evening, I wandered back through the last few tournaments to see if we’d ever got to the coin-toss stage. Generally it doesn’t happen, though there was this in 2004, coincidentally enough involving Denmark …
Related: Euro 2004: Sweden v Denmark – they said it would not end 2-2 … but it did
Russia (3-4-3): Safonov; Diveev, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov; Mario Fernandes, Ozdoez, Zobnin, Kuzyaev; Miranchuk, Dzyuba, Golovin.
Denmark (3-4-4): Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Braithwaite, Poulsen, Damsgaard.
So Denmark are unchanged from the side against Belgium. For Russia Fyodor Kudryashov replaces Dmitri Barinov.
Of course, thoughts in Denmark have understandably not really been on goal difference equations and head-to-head complications.
If you missed it on Sunday, the Observer had this wonderful piece from Danish journalist Tom Carstensen on the heroes of Copenhagen, how Eriksen’s life was saved and what it meant for the nation.
We are so proud of the players and staff and how they have conducted themselves. The team can still progress but no one really cares about that. We are thinking about what is important: Christian Eriksen is alive.
Related: The day Denmark stood still: Christian Eriksen’s collapse and the heroes who saved him
Hello all. So to Copenhagen, where both sides can still reach the knockout stages. Let’s have a look at The Permutations.
Russia win! They go through. Denmark are out. Easy that one. Continue reading...Read More