Published 05 July 2021 4 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Stat pack: England v Denmark

Written by:

Daniel Edwards

As we prepare for Wednesday's UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final with Denmark, have a look at some of the Opta stats from our previous meetings

England will take on Denmark at Wembley Stadium in the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final on Wednesday evening (8pm BST), and we've compiled some of the best Opta stats from our previous meetings...

● England have won just one of their last six competitive meetings with Denmark (D3 L2), with that victory coming in the 2002 World Cup (3-0).

● This will be the third meeting between England and Denmark in a major tournament. England won 3-0 in the second round of the 2002 World Cup, after a goalless draw in the group stages of EURO 1992 – a competition that Denmark went on to win.
● All seven meetings between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium have finished 1-0, with England winning five to Denmark’s two. Denmark have won their last two competitive games against England at the stadium (1983 and 2020), with no side ever winning three consecutive competitive games against the Three Lions at Wembley.
● England are playing in their third European Championship semi-final, losing to Yugoslavia in 1968 and going out on penalties to Germany in 1996. As it stands, England have played more games at the European Championship without ever reaching the final than any other nation (36).
This is Denmark’s fourth appearance in a European Championship semi-final (1964, 1984 and 1992), with the Danes going on to win the trophy following their last appearance in the final four of the competition.
Raheem Sterling in action against the Danes at Wembley back in 2014
Raheem Sterling in action against the Danes at Wembley back in 2014
Denmark have scored eleven goals so far in EURO 2020 – only Spain (12) have scored more coming into the semi-final matches. It’s the most goals Denmark have scored in a single edition of a major tournament (World Cup/EURO).

England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final was their biggest ever European Championship win, and their biggest win in the knockout stages of any major tournament. Indeed, they netted as many goals against Ukraine as they had in their previous four EURO 2020 matches combined.

Denmark have had seven different goalscorers so far at EURO 2020 – excluding own goals, only Germany in 2012 (8) have had more different players score in a single edition of the European Championship.

England have kept a clean sheet in all five of their games at EURO 2020 so far – no team has ever kept six clean sheets in a single edition of the European Championship or World Cup before.
Raheem Sterling has been involved in 22 goals in his last 21 appearances for England (15 goals, seven assists) and leads the way for goal involvements for the Three Lions so far at EURO 2020 (three goals, one assist).

Harry Kane has been involved in 27 goals in his last 26 games for England (18 goals, nine assists). He has nine goals at major tournaments (six World Cup, three EURO), with only Gary Lineker netting more such goals for England (ten).

Kasper Dolberg has three goals for Denmark in EURO 2020 – only two Danish players have scored more at a single edition of a major tournament before (World Cup/EURO), with Preben Elkjær Larsen (1986 World Cup) and Jon Dahl Tomasson (2002 World Cup) each scoring four.