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Denmark vs Spain Women's EURO preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group B game between Denmark and Spain.

Women's EURO preview: Denmark vs Spain

Denmark meet Spain at Brentford Community Stadium in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group B on Saturday 16 July.

Denmark vs Spain at a glance

When: Saturday 16 July, 21:00 CET
Where: Brentford Community Stadium, London
What: Group B, Matchday 3
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Denmark vs Spain on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Women's EURO 2022 broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Women's EURO 2022 highlights: Germany 2-0 Spain

The 2017 runners-up against one of the pre-tournament favourites: only one can go through behind Group B winners Germany. Spain's slick passing caught the eye in England, but so too has their early vulnerability at the back (they have been 1-0 down inside three minutes in both games to date) and lack of end product. Coach Jorge Vilda is confident that at some point it will click and when it does they will be a fearsome prospect. Denmark, who bounced back from a chastening opening defeat by Germany to beat Finland, will hope that does not happen on Saturday.

Starting line-ups

Denmark: Christensen; Ballisager, Boye Sørensen, Sevecke; Thomasen, K. Holmgaard, Junge, Veje; Madsen, Harder, Kühl

Spain: Paños; Batlle, Paredes, León, Ouahabi; Guijarro; Bonmatí, Caldentey; S. García, L. García, Del Castillo

Reporters' views

Sture Sandø, Denmark reporter

Women's EURO 2022 team-mates: Denmark

It's crunch time! Denmark must win to qualify for the quarter-finals; Spain need at least a point to get out of the group. Spain are favourites, but as soon as the whistle sounds anything can happen. Denmark are hungry for more after their narrow victory over Finland, and confidence in the camp is riding high ahead of this make-it-or-break-tie – not least because Pernille Harder, captain and talisman, is fit to play after shaking off a knock.

Simon Hart, Spain reporter

After the end of their 24-match unbeaten run against Germany, several question marks accompany Spain into this crunch contest. Can they cut out the expensive errors at the back? Who is going to add that cutting edge in attack? Aleixandri was back training with the squad on the eve of the game, after a muscle niggle, but it remains to be seen if she will keep her place or if Guerrero will return in midfield. Up front, meanwhile, will Vilda retain the mobile Lucía García as his No9, bring back González, or spring another surprise?

Form guide

Women's EURO 2022 highlights: Denmark 1-0 Finland

Last six games: WLLWWW (most recent first)
Last match: Denmark 1-0 Finland, 12/07
Women's EURO 2017: runners-up (L 4-2 vs Netherlands)

Last six games: LWDWWD (most recent first)
Last match: Germany 2-0 Spain, 12/07
Women's EURO 2017: quarter-finals (0-0, L 5-3pens vs Austria)

View from the camps

Lars Søndergaard, Denmark coach: "We know that we're the underdogs. We know it's going to be hard, but we're looking forward to it. I have told the players that this is the game of the year, but hopefully, there will be another game of the year in a few days' time."

Sofie Junge, Denmark midfielder: "This is one of the most important matches of my career so far, and we hope that a win can bring us more important matches. Of course, the final in 2017 was also quite important, but to win tomorrow would be a huge dream. We believe that we can beat them. We will have to play at our top level, but it's possible."

Jorge Vilda, Spain coach: "They are a team with experienced players and I'd highlight their competitive character. They've won a lot of games in the last minutes and created a lot of chances and they are going compete to the end. At any moment with their quick players up front, they can cause you danger.

"If you go out to draw or speculate with the result, it can turn out badly. Tomorrow is a final we want to win. It is the only objective. We will try to show an improved version from the one seen in our previous matches, which hasn't been bad but we have room for improvement and we need to do that to beat Denmark."

Irene Paredes, Spain defender: "We know the importance of the game tomorrow and all that is at stake. Now we have a final in front of us and the only thing we have in mind is to win. That's what we're preparing for. We said after the game the other day we are hurt because it hurts to lose games but we have a new opportunity and we only want to win."