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Who will England play in Euro 2020 final if they beat Denmark?

ENGLAND are hoping to qualify for the European Championship final for the first time as they face Denmark.

And should they get there, they will have the bonus of the final being at Wembley.

England are on the verge of a European Championship final


England are on the verge of a European Championship finalCredit: Reuters

But who will be their opponent at the national stadium, should they get past the Danes?

Who will England play in the Euro 2020 final?

England will face Italy if they make it past the Danes on Wednesday evening.

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The Italians are the only team to have won every game they have played at the tournament so far and impressed by beating Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ in the quarter-final.

Spain were less impressive in the tournament, finishing second in their group behind Sweden.

They then won an epic last 16 match 5-3 against Croatia after extra time before limping past ten-man Switzerland on penalties in the quarter-finals.

But they took the Azzurri all the way at Wembley, with the match finishing 1-1 after 120 minutes.

A penalty shootout followed, with Jorginho rolling in the winning spot-kick for the Italians and booking their place in the final on Sunday.


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What is England’s record against Italy?

England have a negative head-to-head record against Italy, having won eight, drawn eight and lost eleven.

And their record against the Italians major tournaments is nothing short of dreadful.

The Three Lions have met the Azzurri four times at European Championships or World Cups, winning zero, drawing one and losing three.

The draw came in the Euro 2012 quarter-final when Roy Hodgson’s men held onto a 0-0 against Cesare Prandelli’s Italy before being knocked out on penalties.

Last time the sides met competitively, Prandelli’s Italy beat Hodgson’s England 2-1 in the 2014 World Cup group stage.

The sides have since played out two 1-1 draws in friendlies.

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Mario Balotelli helped Italy to victory in their last tournament meeting with England in 2014


Mario Balotelli helped Italy to victory in their last tournament meeting with England in 2014Credit: Reuters

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