Wednesday 9/22/21
FINLAND RIVALS

Emotional Denmark ready to play again against Belgium

The Danes return to Euro action for the first time since Christian Eriksen's collapse and their controversial 1-0 defeat by Finland.
16 June 2021, Denmark, Copenhagen: Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne arrives at a training session for the Belgian national soccer ahead of Thursday's UEFA EURO 2020 Group B soccer match against Denmark. Photo: Dirk Waem/BELGA/dpa
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne arrives at a training session. Photo: Dirk Waem/dpa.

Denmark return to Euro action later on Thursday for the first time since Christian Eriksen's collapse and their controversial 1-0 defeat by Finland.

Denmark host Group B favourites Belgium and say they are ready to play for their stricken team-mate, who is recovering from a cardiac arrest.

They resumed the Finland game a couple of hours after his collapse but were clearly distracted.

Kevin De Bruyne could feature for Belgium after missing the opening 3-0 win over Russia because of facial fractures.

Belgium will qualify for the last 16 with victory while a Danish win would see all four teams on three points, after Russia beat Finland on Wednesday.

Netherlands, Ukraine

16 June 2021, Denmark, Copenhagen: Belgium's Romelu Lukaku (L) and Kevin De Bruyne take part in a training session for the Belgian national soccer ahead of Thursday's UEFA EURO 2020 Group B soccer match against Denmark. Photo: Dirk Waem/BELGA/dpa

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku (L) and Kevin De Bruyne in a training session. Photo: Dirk Waem/dpa.

The Netherlands will also be looking to advance with a second Group C win when they host Austria, who could also progress with their own victory in Amsterdam having beaten North Macedonia first up.

Ukraine, who lost 3-2 to the Dutch in their opener, face North Macedonia in Bucharest.

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