Former winners Denmark, who misplaced star playmaker Eriksen of their opening recreation, tackle Wales within the final 16.
The place: Johan Cruyff Enviornment, Amsterdam
When: Saturday, June 26
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Wales tackle Denmark in Amsterdam within the first last-16 tie of Euro 2020, dreaming of a repeat of their run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals after advancing from Group A behind leaders Italy.
Denmark, in the meantime, overcame the shock and trauma of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest throughout their opening recreation towards Finland to qualify for the knockout part because the second-placed staff in Group B regardless of dropping their first two matches.
After being revived on the pitch in Copenhagen, Eriksen spent six days in hospital after his collapse, present process surgical procedure to have a defibrillator implanted.
“We handled a really traumatic expertise and the identical evening we stored enjoying. We performed the most effective groups on this planet [Belgium] a few days later and we beat Russia enjoying very intensely,” stated coach Kasper Hjulmand.
“It reveals the facility we possess, each bodily and psychological.”
“We had sufficient loopy days in Copenhagen with emotion for a whole life,” stated Hjulmand. “We’re enjoying in Christian Eriksen’s previous homeland and we are going to give every little thing,” he stated, referring to Amsterdam, residence to Ajax Amsterdam and Eriksen’s former membership.
The Danes are aiming to win a knockout tie on the European Championship for the primary time since they surprised the continent to win the trophy in 1992.
It’s precisely 29 years since Denmark defeated Germany within the remaining in Gothenburg having famously solely certified as a result of war-torn Yugoslavia disintegrated.
Wales, in the meantime, can be denied a correct travelling help in Amsterdam with followers barred from getting into the Netherlands from the UK.
The journey ban doesn’t apply to supporters coming from Denmark, which just like the Netherlands is within the European Union.
“We’ve been in conditions the place groups are favourites or have extra help, towards Turkey [in Baku] that they had 18,000 within the stadium so it makes no distinction. With regards to kick-off it’s simply us gamers on the pitch,” stated captain Gareth Bale.