Nations League: Denmark vs England




England will look to win a row in the UEFA Nations League 2020-21 as they travel to Copenhagen to face Denmark on Tuesday night. The Three Lions kicked off their Group 4 League A campaign with a 1-0 win over Iceland on Saturday, while Denmark suffered a 0-2 defeat against Belgium and fell to the bottom of the group.

Denmark have no injury concerns following their clash with Belgium, and it will certainly not be surprised to see Hjulmand launch a similar starting lineup into the pitch for Tuesday's match. There will be a lot of familiar names on display for the hosts, with Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel, Chelsea's Andreas Christensen, Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite all joining the show. . Kasper Dolberg has been in great form for Nice since coming from Ajax and should have eliminated Andreas Cornelius in attack, while Yussuf Poulsen will also play in the striker position. Denmark came back upstream from the moment they were 1-0 ahead of Belgium on Saturday night, and Dries Mertens secured the visitors' victory by scoring a second in the 76th minute. There is pressure for the Danes to get a good result in their second match of the tournament, though the country's main focus will undoubtedly be preparing for next summer's Euro finals. Kasper Hjulmand's team qualified for the Euro thanks to 2nd place in Group D behind Switzerland, unbeaten in their eight matches. Meanwhile, Denmark won 2 and drew 2 of their 4 group stage matches against Wales and the Republic of Ireland in the UEFA Nations League 2018-19 to gain promotion to League A.

For England, Walker's suspension would open the door for Trent Alexander-Arnold to return to the right-back starting line-up, but most of Iceland's side should keep their positions. Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane and Sterling will once again be part of the striker's trio, while Kieran Trippier is able to stay at left-back despite the presence of Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson, Harry Winks and Harry Maguire are among the notable absentees, and there will likely be more players to debut after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood's game against Iceland. Mason Mount could replace James Ward-Prowse in midfield, but Foden is more likely to knock out Jack Grealish and Kalvin Phillips for an entry in the three-man midfield. Jordan Pickford is also likely to keep the gloves as he was picked up ahead of both Nick Pope and Dean Henderson on Saturday despite a patchwork season for Everton. Meanwhile, the England side were far below their best form in Saturday's clash with Iceland but still managed to get the full 3 points thanks to a late penalty from Raheem Sterling. Iceland missed the penalty in the 93rd minute, while both sides had a player sent off, Kyle Walker in the 70th minute before Sverrir Ingason left the field late.




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