Denmark faces Russia in the present day, playing their final choice to proceed within the championship.
With zero factors in his locker after two undeserved defeats and in the course of a slide of feelings for the drama lived together with his star, Christian Eriksen. Russia is price a draw.
Simply over per week in the past the “Crimson Dynamite” arrived in an environment of euphoria, supported by its good numbers (solely two defeats in 5 years) and by the truth that it was taking part in an ideal event at dwelling for the primary time. Now she is on the sting of the cliff, but when she wins, she will end even second in her group.
Nothing is known with out the collapse suffered by Eriksen within the forty third minute in opposition to Finland, with the docs making an attempt to revive him and his teammates crying and praying round him. The sport resumed virtually two hours later and the Finns, of their solely shot on purpose, scored in opposition to a far superior opponent regardless of anxiousness.
5 days later and in a wild environment, Denmark ate Belgium in an impressive first half, however ended up yielding to the standard of De Bruyne and Lukaku.
No staff shoots extra in the whole event than Denmark (45 photographs), the second with essentially the most balls recovered. However that has not earned him even some extent. “Surreal”, mentioned Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand.
With Eriksen already discharged, after being fitted with an computerized defibrillator, the staff is satisfied that it’ll beat Russia and is relying on Belgium, already certified, to eliminate Finland to complete second.
The duty to win and the lesser entity of the rival means that Denmark will return to the road of 4 behind and that the very younger Damsgaard, who impressed in opposition to Belgium, will proceed to “play” as Eriksen. The query will probably be who occupies the place of middle ahead, Wind or Dolberg. Or if Hjulmand surprises with winger Skov Olsen and strikes Braithwaite or Poulsen to the center.
The Russians are price a draw to get into the spherical of 16 as second, so long as the Finns don’t defeat the Belgians, leaders of Group B with six factors. Nevertheless, historical past goes that Russians usually are not good at taking part in to not lose.