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It’s only day 2 of the European Championships and I’m already excited at the thought of seeing the biggest nations going toe-to-toe in the latter stages of the competition.
But first, all the countries involved have their respective groups to navigate through and this blog in particular will be focusing on Finland who travel to Copenhagen to take on Denmark at the Parken Stadium in Group B.
The Danes have had an intriguing timescale in relation to the Euro’s to say the least.
To the shock of all footballing spectators, Denmark won the competition in 1992 when they controversially failed to qualify for the tournament but were drafted in, ten days before it started after Yugoslavia were excluded.
They also managed to reach the quarter-finals in 2004 which exceeded everybody’s predictions but the Danes did go crashing out to a sturdy Czech Republic side with an embarrassing 3-0 defeat.
However, since then, Denmark have been on quite a torrid run in the Euro’s because in 2012, the Danes didn’t even make it out of their group and in 2016, they were unsuccessful in qualifying for the competition altogether.
As for Finland, this is a special moment for the country because the Eagle-Owls are debutants in the Euro’s so there will be no pressure on the players apart from trying to make the nation proud.
One thing that keeps confusing me a little is that this year’s competition is called Euro 2020 instead of 2021 for obvious reasons, but who cares what it’s called, as long as I see some magical football, that’s all that matters.
Kick-off is scheduled for 17:00 UK time, however, stay tuned for all the latest gossip, key stats and starting line-ups all before the first whistle.