England back in a final of Eurocup after 55 yrs

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England win with Denmark 2-1 in Extra Time

LONDON, July 7: The Danes had taken a 30th-minute lead when Mikkel Damsgaard stunned the home crowd with a brilliant free kick from 25 metres out which flew into the net gave Denmark a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute with a direct free kick goal. England drew level nine minutes later when Kane’s clever pass allowed Bukayo Saka to get behind the Danish defense and his low ball across was turned into his own net by Simon Kjaer. in the 39th minute levelled the score at 1-1. At the end of 90 minutes, the score was still locked at 1-1. England reached the final and will play against Italy.

England’s Harry Kane, center, and his teammates celebrate at the end of the Euro 2020 soccer championship semifinal match between England and Denmark at Wembley stadium in London, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. England won 2-1. (Catherine Ivill/Pool Photo via AP)

Harry Kane struck at an extra-time scored from a penalty kick in the 14th minute of extra time as England beat Denmark 2-1 at Wembley on Wednesday to reach the final of Euro 2020 where they will face Italy.

After a goalless second half, England secured a place in their first tournament final since 1966 when Raheem Sterling was ruled to have been brought down in the box by Joakim Maehle and although Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel pushed out Kane’s penalty, the England captain pounced to drive home the winner.

The England national football team first attempted to qualify for the finals of the tournament in 1964, having declined to enter in 1960. They first qualified in 1968, and have since participated in the finals on ten occasions– including in 1996, when they were the host nation and thus did not need to qualify. England has never won the European Cup.

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