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Uro 2020 has reached its penultimate phase as the four remaining nations prepare for this week’s huge semi-finals in London.

Group D winners England are bursting with confidence after beating Ukraine with a 4-0 quarter-final demolition in Rome after their memorable knockout round 16 win over old rivals Germany.

They are now returning for hopefully two more home games at Wembley, despite 1992 winners Denmark planning to ruin their dream of a first major tournament final since 1966.

The remarkable Danes defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 in Baku on Saturday, with the performances of Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg being decisive despite the fifth goal of the tournament by Patrik Schick.

In the first semifinals, Italy are hoping for 14 wins in a row against Spain after they faced world number one Belgium in Munich on Friday evening thanks to Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne.

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Spain, meanwhile, has its eye on a third European Championship triumph after keeping its nerve on penalties against 10-man Switzerland in Saint Petersburg.

This is what the semifinals look like according to the current status …


Euro 2020: Ukraine – England


England’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team’s opening goal

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England striker Raheem Sterling takes on Ukrainian defender Oleksandr Karavaev

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England’s Harry Kane scores his team’s opening goal side

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England fans react at Croydon Boxing Park

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England defender Harry Maguire scores the team’s second goal

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England defender Harry Maguire scores the team’s second goal

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England’s Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal

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England players celebrate their third goal

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England striker Harry Kane heads the ball for the third goal

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England striker Harry Kane heads the ball to score the team’s third goal

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Jadon Sancho separates from Serhiy Sydorchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko

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England midfielder Jordan Henderson (4R) scores the team’s fourth goal

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England midfielder Jordan Henderson celebrates team d’s fourth goal

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England’s players celebrate their fourth goal

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England coach Gareth Southgate welcomes England striker Harry Kan

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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in action

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England fans react to England’s third goal at 4TheFans Fan Park in Manchester

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Ukraine’s players salute the fans after their defeat

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England midfielder Jude Bellingham fights with Ukrainian defender Oleksandr Zinchenko

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England defender Harry Maguire celebrates victory

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Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (front row: left-right) Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho and Luke Shaw line up

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England’s Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Kyle Walker celebrate after the game

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England fans celebrate their victory over Ukraine in Trafalgar Square

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England coach Gareth Southgate with Ukrainian coach Andriy Shevchenko

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Euro 2020 semi-finals schedule and results

8:00 p.m. BST: Italy vs. Spain, Wembley Stadium, London

8:00 p.m. BST: England vs. Denmark, Wembley Stadium, London

Euro 2020 quarter finals schedule and results


Euro 2020: the best moments ever


Ronnie Whelan volleyed against the USSR in 1988SR

Ronnie Whelan of Republic of Ireland celebrates with his teammates after scoring a great goal during the 1988 UEFA European Championship Group 2 match between the Republic of Ireland and the USSR on June 15, 1988 at the Hannover Arena

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Denmark’s surprise victory in 1992

The Dane John Jensen holds the 1992 trophy aloft

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England’s Gareth Southgate failed in the 1996 semi-finals on penalties against Germany

English player Gareth Southgate reacts after missing his penalty kick during the European Championship semi-final match between England and Germany at Wembley on June 26, 1996 in London

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Germany’s Oliver Bierhoff and his golden goal in 1996

Oliver Bierhoff shoots golden goal to win the 1996 final

England’s Stuart Pearce celebrated an emotional penalty kick in 1996

Stuart Pearce of England celebrates his penalty shoot-out conversion during the 1996 European Championship quarterfinal match between England and Spain at Wembley on June 22, 1996 in London

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England’s Paul Gascoigne in the dentist’s chair against Scotland at Wembley 1996

England’s goalscorer Paul Gascoigne celebrates in the “Dentists Chair” with Steve McManaman (l) Alan Shearer (hidden) and Jamie Redknapp during the group match of the European Championship 1996 against Scotland at Wembley Stadium

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Croatia’s davor Suker Chiplob against Denmark in 1996

Zvonimir Boban (left) and Davor Suker from Croatia celebrate their victory over Denmark in 1996

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Portugal’s Abel Xavier lost to France on the pitch in 2000

Abel Xavier of Portugal (white hair) and other players argue with the referee and linesman after awarding France an extra time penalty during the France v Portugal Euro 2000 semi-final match at the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium

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Greece wins 2004

Traianos Dellas from Greece lifts the trophy during the UEFA Euro 2004 final between Portugal and Greece at Luz Stadium on July 4, 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal

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Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic towering goal against Italy in 2004

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) runs with teammates Marcus Allback (R) and Henrik Larsson as they celebrate Ibrahimovic’s goal against Italy during their Euro 2004 Group C soccer match at Dragao Stadium in Porto June 18, 2004. The game ended in a 1-1 draw

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England’s Wayne Rooney makes 2004 impact impact

Wayne Rooney of England celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2004 Group B match between England and Switzerland at Estadio Cidade de Coimbra on June 17, 2004 in Coimbra, Portuga

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David Villa scored a hat trick against Russia in 2008

Spain’s David Villa celebrates the 2nd goal of his team during the group D match between Spain and Russia in Innsbruck, Austria, Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the 2008 European Soccer Championship in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo / Bernat Armangue) The final score was 4-1 for Spain

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Mario Balotelli poses as The Hulk in 2012

The Italian striker Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring his second goal during the semi-final match of the European Football Championship 2012 Germany versus Italy on June 28, 2012 in the National Stadium in Warsaw

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Euro 2020 round of 16 and results