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WalesWalesJohan Cruijff ArenA - AmsterdamSaturday 26 June 2021
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Matchday 4 - Round of 16
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Nations League
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/2018GS-FTWales - Denmark1-2
CardiffBale 89; N. Jørgensen 42, Braithwaite 88
09/09/2018GS-FTDenmark - Wales2-0
AarhusEriksen 32, 63 (P)
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/06/1999PR (GS)Wales - Denmark0-2
LiverpoolTomasson 84, Tøfting 89
10/10/1998PR (GS)Denmark - Wales1-2
CopenhagenFrederiksen 57; Williams 58, Bellamy 87
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/1987PR (GS)Denmark - Wales1-0
CopenhagenElkjær 50
09/09/1987PR (GS)Wales - Denmark1-0
CardiffHughes 19
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/12/1965QR (GS)Wales - Denmark4-2
WrexhamW. Davies 2, Vernon 11, 78, Rees 18; Poulsen 4, Fritsen 49
21/10/1964QR (GS)Denmark - Wales1-0
CopenhagenMadsen 48
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 22/06/2021 10:13CET

Match background Only this chapter

Wales and Denmark go head to head at a major tournament for the first time as they meet at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam in the first UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 tie.

• While Wales have extended their second EURO finals campaign in a row, and overall, into the knockout stages, Denmark have progressed beyond the group stage for the first time in 17 years.

• Both sides finished second in their section on goal difference, Wales taking the runners-up spot in Group A on four points behind Italy while Denmark became the first team ever to reach the EURO knockout stages after losing their first two games thanks to a memorable Matchday 3 win against Russia that secured Group B's runners-up spot behind Belgium.

• The winners of this tie will take on the Netherlands or the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals in Baku on 3 July.

Previous meetings
• All ten of the teams' previous fixtures have produced a winner, Denmark recording six victories and Wales four.

• Denmark won the two most recent, beating Wales twice in the UEFA Nations League in autumn 2018. Christian Eriksen scored both goals in a 2-0 win in Aarhus on 9 September before Nicolai Jørgensen (42) and Martin Braithwaite (88) – with his first competitive international goal – found the net in Cardiff on 16 November, Gareth Bale's 89th-minute strike coming too late for Wales.

• Their only other meeting this century was a Brøndby friendly in November 2008, Craig Bellamy scoring the only goal to give Wales their only win in the last four fixtures between the teams.

• The countries have crossed paths in four UEFA European Championship qualifying matches, each winning 1-0 at home in the 1988 preliminaries – although it was the Danes who went on to reach the finals in West Germany – before two away wins were recorded in the run-up to UEFA EURO 2000. Wales triumphed 2-1 in Copenhagen in October 1998, with another Bellamy winner, but lost 2-0 in Liverpool the following June, the Danes finishing second behind group winners Italy and again going on to the final tournament, on that occasion via the play-offs.

EURO facts: Wales
• This is Wales's second successive UEFA European Championship, following their 2016 debut. It proved a memorable bow, as a team coached by Chris Coleman qualified first in their group ahead of England, Slovakia and Russia before beating Northern Ireland (1-0) and Belgium (3-1) to reach the country's first ever semi-final at a UEFA or FIFA tournament at any level for men or women. Portugal proved too strong in the last four, however, the eventual champions running out 2-0 winners.

• Wales's previous best EURO performance came in 1976, when they went out to Yugoslavia 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. They fell 2-0 in the first leg in Zagreb before a 1-1 draw in Cardiff.

• That 2016 campaign was only Wales's second appearance in a major tournament. They reached the quarter-finals at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, where they were eliminated 1-0 by eventual winners Brazil.

• In qualifying for these finals, a team managed by Ryan Giggs recovered from losing two of their first three matches to remain unbeaten in the last five (W3 D2) and finish second in Group E behind Croatia. They booked their place in the tournament with a 2-0 home win against Hungary in the last fixture.

• At these finals, a team now managed by caretaker Robert Page drew 1-1 against Switzerland before a 2-0 defeat of Turkey on Matchday 2, both games played in Baku. Wales then went through despite a 1-0 loss to Italy in Rome in their final Group A fixture.

• Wales's sole previous game at the Johan Cruijff ArenA was a 2-0 friendly loss against the Netherlands in 2014, a game Wayne Hennessey, Chris Gunter, Joe Allen and Jonny Williams all started.

• The Welsh have lost all five of their previous games in the Netherlands, all against the home side, conceding 16 goals. A Dean Saunders goal at the PSV Stadion in Eindhoven in a 1998 World Cup qualifier is their only one in the country – Wales lost that game 7-1.

EURO facts: Denmark
• This is Denmark's ninth appearance in the UEFA European Championship, but only their second in the past four editions. They were eliminated in the group stage at UEFA EURO 2012, finishing third in their section behind Germany and Portugal with three points from three games.

• The Danes lost to Scandinavian neighbours Sweden in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs, going down 4-3 on aggregate (1-2 a, 2-2 h).

• Denmark were winners at EURO '92, finished fourth in 1964 and reached the semi-finals in 1984. Their most recent knockout appearance came in 2004, when they lost 3-0 to the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals. They have not won a EURO knockout game since their 2-0 victory over Germany in the 1992 final.

• The Danes booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing second behind Switzerland in Group D despite remaining unbeaten in their eight qualifiers (W4 D4). They reached the finals with a 1-1 draw away to the Republic of Ireland in their final qualifier.

• Denmark are one of five teams to have reached UEFA EURO 2020 unbeaten along with Belgium, Italy – who both won every game, runs they have extended at the final tournament – Spain and Ukraine. They are the only one of the five who did not top their qualifying group.

• Åge Hareide, who oversaw the successful qualifying campaign, was replaced by Kasper Hjulmand following the postponement of UEFA EURO 2020; the former Nordsjælland coach had been due to take over from Hareide after the tournament.

• Denmark's three group games all took place at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, where they lost to Finland (0-1) and Belgium (1-2) before a thrilling 4-1 win against Russia that snatched second place in the section.

• The defeat of Russia ended Denmark's four-game losing run in the EURO final tournament, and was only their third win in their last 13 EURO finals matches (D2 L8); they have still lost five of their last seven fixtures.

• This is Denmark's first match at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, although they have played ten previous matches in Amsterdam (W2 D2 L6), most recently a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands at the Olympic Stadium in September 1989. Their record in the country overall is W2 D3 L9, their last visit a 1-1 friendly draw at Eindhoven's PSV Stadion in May 2008; their sole fixture there against a side other than the Netherlands is a 1-0 UEFA European Championship quarter-final play-off defeat of Luxembourg at Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium in December 1963.

Links and trivia
• Wales manager Page was an unused substitute in Denmark's 2-0 win at Anfield in the UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier.

• Wales defender Ben Davies was a youth player at Danish side Viborg between 2001 and 2004.

• Opposing goalkeepers Danny Ward and Kasper Schmeichel have been Leicester City team-mates since 2018.

• Wales duo Davies and Joe Rodon are Tottenham team-mates of Denmark's Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. Bale spent 2020/21 on loan at the London club.

• Brentford's Mathias Jensen and Swansea City's Connor Roberts and Ben Cabongo were on opposing sides in the 2020/21 English Championship play-off final on 29 May, which the London side, for whom Christian Nørgaard was an unused substitute, won 2-0 to clinch promotion to the Premier League.

• Bale's last two goals were scored past Schmeichel on 23 May as Tottenham won 4-2 away to Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season.

• Aaron Ramsey scored the third goal past Schmeichel as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 on the opening day of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

• Davies and Eriksen played together at Tottenham between 2014 and 2020.

• Ethan Ampadu and Andreas Christensen have been Chelsea team-mates since 2017; they are unbeaten in their eight appearances together (W7 D1).

Penalty shoot-outs
• Wales have yet to figure in a competitive shoot-out.

• Denmark's shoot-out record is W2 L2:
4-5 v Spain, 1984 UEFA European Championship semi-final
5-4 v Netherlands, EURO '92 semi-final
4-2 v Mexico, 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup group stage
2-3 v Croatia, 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16

Latest news

• The Matchday 3 defeat against Italy means that Wales's record at the EURO finals is now W5 D1 L3 with 13 goals scored and eight conceded.

• Aaron Ramsey became the first Welshman to score in two major tournaments when he put his team ahead on Matchday 2 against Turkey. He was also on target against Russia at UEFA EURO 2016 and now has 17 goals in 66 internationals – the seventh highest in Wales's all-time scoring list.

• Connor Roberts' added-time strike against Turkey was his second goal for Wales and first in 25 appearances, his first having come in just his third match – and first start – in a 4-1 home win over the Republic of Ireland in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League.

• Gareth Bale, Wales's record scorer with 33 goals, provided both assists against Turkey but missed a penalty in the same game and after also drawing a blank against Italy has now failed to find the net in his last 14 internationals – his longest barren run since he went 20 games without a goal from August 2007 to October 2010.

• Kieffer Moore's goal against Switzerland was his sixth for Wales and came on his final tournament debut. Wales have never lost a game in which he has scored (W4 D2).

• Wales have failed to score in three of their last five games, including their two pre-tournament friendlies, in which they lost 3-0 to France in Nice and drew 0-0 against Albania in Cardiff. Neco Williams was sent off after 26 minutes in the defeat by France, in which 19-year-old Rubin Colwill came off the bench to make his international debut.

• There are no 2020/21 domestic league winners in the Wales squad. Indeed, 15 of their UEFA EURO participants spent the season operating in the second or third tiers of English football. The only major trophy winners in the squad were Ramsey, who lifted the Coppa Italia with Juventus, and goalkeeper Danny Ward, who helped Leicester City capture the FA Cup – though neither played in the final, the latter on the bench as understudy to Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel.

• There are eight survivors from UEFA EURO 2016 in the Wales squad for this tournament: Joe Allen, Bale, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Wayne Hennessey, Ramsey, Ward and Jonny Williams.

• Ethan Ampadu is suspended for this game following his red card against Italy.

• Denmark have become the first team ever to qualify as group runners-up for the knockout phase of a EURO final tournament with one win and two defeats. Northern Ireland came through their section at UEFA EURO 2016 with the same record, but as one of the best third-placed teams – a feat repeated at this tournament by Ukraine.

• The 4-1 win over Russia in Copenhagen on Matchday 3 was Denmark's tenth win in their last 14 matches (D1 L3). Despite the earlier Group B defeats against Finland and Belgium they have lost just four of their last 31 games (W18 D9), two of the others having also been against Belgium, in the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League (0-2 h, 2-4 a).

• Yussuf Poulsen's goal against Russia was his second in successive games at UEFA EURO 2020 and his third at a major tournament following his winner against Peru at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He now has ten goals in 57 internationals.

• Mikkel Damsgaard, Andreas Christensen and Joakim Mæhle all found the net for the first time in a major tournament – and in the UEFA European Championship, qualifying games included – with their goals against Russia. Damsgaard's was his third in five internationals but his first in a competitive game.

• Denmark warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 by drawing 1-1 against Germany in Innsbruck on 2 June – Poulsen scoring the equaliser – and beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 at home four days later in the Brøndby Stadion, where Martin Braithwaite and Andreas Cornelius were on target. That second encounter brought Denmark their ninth clean sheet in 12 games; they failed to keep any in their three group stage encounters.

• Christian Eriksen and captain Simon Kjær were the only two members of Kasper Hjulmand's squad to have previously played in a EURO final tournament before Matchday 1. They both started all three matches in 2012, when Kasper Schmeichel and Daniel Wass were unused members of the 23-man party.

• Kjær won his 110th cap against Russia, overtaking Eriksen to move to fourth place outright in Denmark's all-time list.

• Eriksen was an Italian Serie A winner with Internazionale in 2020/21, while Christensen assisted in Chelsea's UEFA Champions League triumph. Domestic cups were also won in England by Schmeichel (Leicester City), in Germany by Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund) and in Spain by Braithwaite (Barcelona).


Squad list Only this chapter

Wales - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Wayne Hennessey24/01/198734Crystal Palace - 800096-
12Danny Ward22/06/199328Leicester - 003016-
21Adam Davies17/07/199228Stoke - 00002-
2Chris Gunter21/07/198931Charlton*1010102-
3Neco Williams13/04/200120Liverpool - 0020131
4Ben Davies24/04/199328Tottenham*803063-
5Tom Lockyer03/12/199426Luton - 400013-
6Joe Rodon22/10/199723Tottenham - 303017-
14Connor Roberts23/09/199525Swansea - 7031292
15Ethan Ampadu14/09/200020ChelseaS703026-
17Rhys Norrington-Davies22/04/199922Sheff. United - 00005-
22Chris Mepham05/11/199723Bournemouth*502020-
24Ben Cabango30/05/200021Swansea - 00003-
7Joe Allen14/03/199031Stoke*7030622
8Harry Wilson22/03/199724Liverpool - 8120285
10Aaron Ramsey26/12/199030Juventus - 22316617
16Joe Morrell03/01/199724Luton - 403018-
18Jonny Williams09/10/199327Cardiff - 3000281
19David Brooks08/07/199723Bournemouth - 3120202
20Daniel James10/11/199723Man. United - 8130234
23Dylan Levitt17/11/200020Man. United - 00109-
25Rubin Colwill27/04/200219Cardiff - 00001-
26Matthew Smith22/11/199921Man. City - 300014-
9Tyler Roberts12/01/199922Leeds - 200014-
11Gareth Bale16/07/198931Real Madrid - 82309533
13Kieffer Moore08/08/199228Cardiff*4231206
-Rob Page03/09/197446 - 303015-
Denmark - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Kasper Schmeichel05/11/198634Leicester - 803068-
16Jonas Lössl01/02/198932Midtjylland - 00001-
22Frederik Rønnow04/08/199228Frankfurt - 00008-
2Joachim Andersen31/05/199625Lyon - 00005-
3Jannik Vestergaard03/08/199228Southampton - 0030251
4Simon Kjær26/03/198932Milan - 80301103
5Joakim Mæhle20/05/199724Atalanta - 0031133
6Andreas Christensen10/04/199625Chelsea - 7031442
13Mathias Jørgensen23/04/199031Fenerbahçe - 6100352
17Jens Stryger21/02/199130Udinese - 8030392
26Nicolai Boilesen16/02/199229Copenhagen - 0000201
7Robert Skov20/05/199625Hoffenheim - 3300105
8Thomas Delaney03/09/199129Dortmund*8130575
10Christian Eriksen14/02/199229Internazionale - 851010936
15Christian Nørgaard10/03/199427Brentford - 00206-
18Daniel Wass31/05/198932Valencia*303033-
23Pierre-Emile Højbjerg05/08/199525Tottenham - 8130444
24Mathias Jensen01/01/199625Brentford*003091
25Anders Christiansen08/06/199031Malmö - 00004-
9Martin Braithwaite05/06/199130Barcelona - 8330539
11Andreas Olsen29/12/199921Bologna - 002083
12Kasper Dolberg06/10/199723Nice - 5210277
14Mikkel Damsgaard03/07/200020Sampdoria*002153
19Jonas Wind07/02/199922Copenhagen - 001083
20Yussuf Poulsen15/06/199427Leipzig - 72325710
21Andreas Cornelius16/03/199328Atalanta - 2030339
-Kasper Hjulmand09/04/197249 - 003015-

Last updated 25/06/2021 10:51CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • Assistant refereesJan Seidel (GER) , Rafael Foltyn (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Fourth officialOvidiu Haţegan (ROU)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Reserve officialSebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerJaap Uilenberg (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Daniel Siebert04/05/1984444

Daniel Siebert

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2015

Tournaments: 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

2016 UEFA Youth League

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/07/2017UCL3QRFK VardarF.C. Copenhagen1-0Skopje

Last updated 25/06/2021 03:01CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Wales

2016 – semi-finals
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
0-3: Russia v Wales, 20/06/16

Final tournament defeat
Portugal v Wales, 06/07/16

Qualifying win
7-0: Wales v Malta, 25/10/78

Qualifying defeat
5-0: Georgia v Wales, 16/11/94

Final tournament appearances
Joe Allen
9: Gareth Bale
8: Ben Davies
Aaron Ramsey
7: Chris Gunter
6: James Chester
6: Joe Ledley
6: Neil Taylor
6: Ashley Williams
5: Wayne Hennessey
5: Hal Robson-Kanu
4: Sam Vokes
4: Danny Ward
4: Jonathan Williams

Final tournament goals
3: Gareth Bale
2: Aaron Ramsey
2: Hal Robson-Kanu
1: Kieffer Moore
1: Connor Roberts
1: Neil Taylor
1: Sam Vokes
1: Ashley Williams

Overall appearances
42: Gareth Bale
36: Wayne Hennessey
29: Joe Ledley
29: Gary Speed
27: Chris Gunter
26: Ashley Williams
25: Neville Southall
24: Craig Bellamy
24: Ryan Giggs
23: Joe Allen
23: Ben Davies
23: Aaron Ramsey
23: Ian Rush

Overall goals
17: Gareth Bale
Aaron Ramsey
Ian Rush
5: Craig Bellamy
5: Simon Davies
5: Dean Saunders
5: John Toshack


UEFA European Championship records: Denmark

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – group stage
1992 – winners
1988 – group stage
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – fourth place
1960 – last 16

Final tournament win
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia, 16/06/84

Final tournament defeat
3-0 five times, most recently Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Qualifying win
6-0 three times, most recently Denmark v Gibraltar, 15/11/19

Qualifying defeat
6-0: Hungary v Denmark, 21/09/66

Final tournament appearances
13: Peter Schmeichel
10: Michael Laudrup
10: John Sivebæk
9: Thomas Helveg

Final tournament goals
3: Frank Arnesen
3: Henrik Larsen
3: Brian Laudrup
3: Jon Dahl Tomasson
2: Preben Elkjær
2: Nicklas Bendtner
2: Michael Krohn-Dehli
2: Yussuf Poulsen

Overall appearances
39: Peter Schmeichel
33: Dennis Rommedahl
32: Thomas Helveg
31: Martin Jørgensen
31: Simon Kjær
31: Morten Olsen
31: Jon Dahl Tomasson
29: Michael Laudrup
29: Thomas Sørensen
28: Christian Eriksen
27: Nicklas Bendtner

Overall goals
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson
11: Ole Madsen
10: Preben Elkjær
10: Michael Laudrup
9: Nicklas Bendtner
Dennis Rommedahl
7: Kim Vilfort


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Wales 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 James 5
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Smith, Brooks (60 T. Roberts), Bale, C. Roberts, Lawrence, Wilson (87 Vaulks), James (72 A. Williams)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Wales
    1-0 Lawrence 17 (og) , 2-0 Perišić 48, 2-1 Brooks 77
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Smith (65 Brooks), Wilson, Bale, C. Roberts, Lawrence, James (79 Matondo), Vaulks (66 Ampadu)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Hungary 1-0 Wales
    1-0 Pátkai 80
    Hennessey, Gunter, Davies, A. Williams, Allen, Bale, Lawrence, Brooks (73 Wilson), Ampadu (54 Smith), Lawrence (79 Vokes), James
  • (06/09/2019)
    Wales 2-1 Azerbaijan
    1-0 Pashayev 26 (og) , 1-1 Emreli 59, 2-1 Bale 84
    Hennessey, N. Taylor (80 Davies), Mepham, Rodon, Allen, Wilson (63 J. Williams), Bale, C. Roberts, Ampadu (75 Vokes), Lawrence, James
  • (10/10/2019)
    Slovakia 1-1 Wales
    0-1 Moore 25, 1-1 Kucka 53
    Hennessey, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Bale, Moore, C. Roberts, Ampadu (58 Morrell), Lockyer, J. Williams (66 Wilson), James
  • (13/10/2019)
    Wales 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 9, 1-1 Bale 45+4
    Hennessey, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Bale, Moore (86 T. Roberts), C. Roberts, Ampadu (50 Morrell), Lockyer, J. Williams (68 Wilson), James
  • (16/11/2019)
    Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales
    0-1 Moore 10, 0-2 Wilson 34
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Wilson, Bale (60 Ramsey), Moore, C. Roberts, Ampadu (88 Vaulks), Lockyer, Morrell, James (82 Matondo)
  • (19/11/2019)
    Wales 2-0 Hungary
    1-0 Ramsey 15, 2-0 Ramsey 47
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Ramsey, Bale (88 Wilson), Moore, C. Roberts, Lockyer, Morrell (50 Ampadu), James
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    0-1 Embolo 49, 1-1 Moore 74
    Ward, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Ramsey (93 Ampadu), Bale, Moore, C. Roberts, Morrell, James (75 Brooks), Mepham
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
    Turkey 0-2 Wales
    0-1 Ramsey 42, 0-2 C. Roberts 90+5
    Ward, Davies, Rodon, Allen (73 Ampadu), Ramsey (85 Wilson), Bale, Moore, C. Roberts, Morrell, James (94 N. Williams), Mepham
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)
    Italy 1-0 Wales
    1-0 Pessina 39
    Ward, Gunter, N. Williams (86 Davies), Rodon, Allen (86 Levitt), Ramsey, Bale (86 Brooks), C. Roberts, Ampadu, Morrell (60 Moore), James (74 Wilson)
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (26/06/2021)


  • European Qualifiers
    Switzerland 3-3 Denmark
    1-0 Freuler 19, 2-0 Xhaka 66, 3-0 Embolo 76, 3-1 M. Jørgensen 84, 3-2 Gytkjær 88, 3-3 Dalsgaard 90+3
    Schmeichel, Kjær, Delaney, N. Jørgensen (70 Gytkjær), Eriksen, Braithwaite, M. Jørgensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger, Schöne (70 Højbjerg), Y. Poulsen
  • (07/06/2019)
    Denmark 1-1 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Højbjerg 76, 1-1 Duffy 85
    Schmeichel, Kjær, A. Christensen, Delaney, N. Jørgensen, Eriksen, Braithwaite (65 Dolberg), Dalsgaard, Stryger, Schöne (72 Højbjerg), Y. Poulsen
  • (10/06/2019)
    Denmark 5-1 Georgia
    1-0 Dolberg 13, 1-1 Lobzhanidze 25, 2-1 Eriksen 30 (P) , 3-1 Dolberg 63, 4-1 Y. Poulsen 73, 5-1 Braithwaite 90+3
    Schmeichel, Ankersen, Kjær (36 M. Jørgensen), A. Christensen, Skov (62 Wass), Delaney, Eriksen, Dolberg, Stryger, Y. Poulsen (75 Braithwaite), Højbjerg
  • (05/09/2019)
    Gibraltar 0-6 Denmark
    0-1 Skov 6, 0-2 Eriksen 34 (P) , 0-3 Eriksen 50 (P) , 0-4 Delaney 69, 0-5 Gytkjær 73, 0-6 Gytkjær 78
    Schmeichel, Kjær (63 M. Jørgensen), A. Christensen, Skov, Delaney (77 Schöne), Gytkjær, Eriksen, Stryger, Wass, Y. Poulsen (63 Braithwaite), Højbjerg
  • (08/09/2019)
    Georgia 0-0 Denmark
    Schmeichel, Kjær, A. Christensen, Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, Dolberg (67 Gytkjær), Dalsgaard, Stryger, Y. Poulsen, Højbjerg (73 Schöne)
  • (12/10/2019)
    Denmark 1-0 Switzerland
    1-0 Y. Poulsen 85
    Schmeichel, Kjær, A. Christensen (87 M. Jørgensen), Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, Dalsgaard, Stryger (80 Ankersen), Schöne (65 Højbjerg), Y. Poulsen, Cornelius
  • (15/11/2019)
    Denmark 6-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Skov 12, 2-0 Gytkjær 47, 3-0 Braithwaite 51, 4-0 Skov 64, 5-0 Eriksen 85, 6-0 Eriksen 90+3
    Schmeichel, Kjær, Skov, Delaney, Gytkjær, Eriksen, Braithwaite (54 Dolberg), M. Jørgensen, Stryger (78 A. Christensen), Wass, Schöne (54 Højbjerg)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Denmark
    0-1 Braithwaite 73, 1-1 Doherty 85
    Schmeichel, Kjær, Delaney (13 Højbjerg), Eriksen, Braithwaite, M. Jørgensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger, Schöne (84 A. Christensen), Y. Poulsen, Cornelius (33 Dolberg)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
    Denmark 0-1 Finland
    0-1 Pohjanpalo 60
    Schmeichel, Kjær (63 Vestergaard), Mæhle, A. Christensen, Delaney (76 Cornelius), Braithwaite, Eriksen (43 Jensen), Wass (76 Stryger), Wind (63 Olsen), Y. Poulsen, Højbjerg
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Denmark 1-2 Belgium
    1-0 Y. Poulsen 2, 1-1 T. Hazard 55, 1-2 De Bruyne 70
    Schmeichel, Vestergaard (84 Olsen), Kjær, Mæhle, A. Christensen, Delaney (72 Jensen), Braithwaite, Damsgaard (72 Cornelius), Wass (61 Stryger), Y. Poulsen (61 Nørgaard), Højbjerg
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)
    Russia 1-4 Denmark
    0-1 Damsgaard 38, 0-2 Y. Poulsen 59, 1-2 Dzyuba 70 (P) , 1-3 A. Christensen 79, 1-4 Mæhle 82
    Schmeichel, Vestergaard, Kjær, Mæhle, A. Christensen, Delaney (85 Jensen), Braithwaite (85 Cornelius), Damsgaard (72 Nørgaard), Wass (60 Stryger), Y. Poulsen (60 Dolberg), Højbjerg
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (26/06/2021)

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:11CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.

• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Four games have finished 5-0, most recently Spain's 2020 defeat of Slovakia.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.

• Poland's Kacper Kozłowski is the youngest player to have featured; he was 17 years and 246 days when he came on as a substitute against Croatia on Matchday 2 of UEFA EURO 2020.

• Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to appear, and score, in five EUROs with his two goals against Hungary on Matchday 1 at UEFA EURO 2020. Twenty-one players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Gianluigi Buffon, Petr Čech, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Andreas Isaksson, Kim Källström, Jaroslav Plašil, Lukas Podolski, Tomáš Rosický, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Darijo Srna, Giorgio Chiellini, Sebastian Larsson, Luka Modrić, João Moutinho and Pepe.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)

Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38 yrs 272 days: Maarten Stekelenburg (North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands, 21/06/21)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
17 yrs 246 days: Kacper Kozłowski (Spain 1-1 Poland, 19/06/21)
17 yrs 349 days: Jude Bellingham (England 1-0 Croata, 13/06/21)
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18 yrs 117 days: Jamal Musiala (Germany 2-2 Hungary, 23/06/21)

Oldest goalscorer
38 yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37 yrs 321 days: Goran Pandev (North Macedonia 1-3 Austria, 13/06/2021)
37 yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36 yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
36 yrs 138 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2-2 France, 23/06/21)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
19 yrs 108 days: Dragan Stojković (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)
19 yrs 127 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 1-2 Greece, 12/06/04)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Spain v Slovakia (23/06/21)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

Dieter Müller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
Sérgio Conceição (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
1 min 22 secs: Emil Forsberg (Sweden 3-2 Poland, 23/06/21)
1 min 39 secs: Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark 1-2 Belgium, 17/06/21)
1 min 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

59: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
50: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
24: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: João Moutinho (Portugal)
18: Pepe (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Rui Patrício (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Hugo Lloris (France)
14: Thomas Müller (Germany)
14: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)

Final tournament
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in five finals tournaments
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

Appearing in four finals tournaments
4: Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000) 
4: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000) 
4: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) 
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Petr Čech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Kim Källström (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Jaroslav Plašil (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 
4: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Sebastian Larsson (Sweden 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: João Moutinho (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Pepe (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

45: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
24: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Artem Dzyuba (Russia)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
14: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Antoine Griezmann (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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