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England qualifies for first final in 55 years, to face Italy in euro 2020 final

England won against denmark in their semi final clash on wednesday night, they have now qualified for the first final they will play in 55 years, they will now meet Italy in the Euro2020 final

The Danes were a formidable opponent taking the lead in the 30th minute after a stunning freekick from Mikel Damsgaard, england equalised just nine minutes after through an own goal by simon kjaer, both the hosts and the visitors could’t find the net in the regular time thereafter, england eventually scored in the extra time through a penalty rebound by a harry kane, although danish Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved the penalty from harry kane, harry kane scored the rebound, the penalty however was a very controversial call from the referee.

The Danes who has had a very good tournament so far will now meet spain in the 3rd place match on saturday

Harry kane who was given the star of the match award has now scored 4 goals in the competition one short of goalscoring charts leaders, Ronaldo and patrik schick, Raheem sterling is England’s second highest goal scorer with three goals

An England fan celebrates

After the match England’s coach Gareth Southgate said to the press “

“I’ve just had to tell [Bukayo] Saka and [Jude] Bellingham it doesn’t normally work like this!” Southgate told ITV of his teenage duo.

“I’m so proud of the players. It’s an incredible occasion to be a part of, the fans were incredible all night. It wasn’t going to be straightforward. The game the other night in Rome was, but we told the players that they would have to show resilience and come back from some setbacks, and we did that tonight.

“When you have waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final, given the limited amount of international experience some of the players have, they have done an incredible job.

“The most pleasing thing is that we’ve given our fans and nation a fantastic night, and the journey carries on for another four days. For the team to come through this sort of a night, we suffered in Moscow on a night like this [against Croatia in 2018], we managed to put that right.”

“We’re in a final, we’ve got to enjoy that fact, but there is one more massive hurdle to try and conquer. Italy are a very good side, they have really shown outstanding form, have defensive warriors at the back, it’s going to be a great game to look forward to.”

by David Adeleye

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