Euro 2020: The Monday Recap

Highlights

Monday, June 21
North Macedonia 0 Netherlands 3 (Goals: Depay 24, Wijnaldum 50, 58. Att.: 15,227)

Monday, June 21
Ukraine 0 Austria 1 (Goals: Baumgartner 21. Att.: 10,472)

Monday, June 21
Russia 1 Denmark 4 (Artem Dzyuba pen. 70; Damsgaard 38, Poulsen 59, Christensen 79, Maehle 82. Att.: 23,644)

Monday, June 21
Finland 0 Belgium 2. (Goals: Hradecky own goal 74, Lukaku 81. Att.: 18,545)


The Drama

Denmark's players gathered in a circle after their first win of the tournament -- following a 1-0 loss to Finland during which they witnessed teammate Christian Eriksen suffer a cardiac arrest and a 2-1 loss to Belgium -- to await the result from Belgium-Finland. When the confirmation came that the Belgians won, 2-0, sealing a second-place Group B finish, the celebrations began.

"The circle was because I think it's crazy to run around and cheer without a result in the Finland game," said Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand, whose team entered the game with long-shot hopes of qualifying as one of the four top third-place teams from the six groups.

"We hoped it would be a magic night," Hjulmand continued. "I want to say thank you to all the people who have been supporting us and who have shown so much love. I could feel it really affected the players so thank you so much for the support, it means the world to us.

"The motivation, the team spirit, the friendship among the players was amazing. If someone deserves this it's our players. I can't imagine how they managed to come back from what they went through."


Round of 16 qualifiers

1. Italy (Group A winner)
2. Wales (Group A runner-up)
3. Switzerland (Group A 3rd)
4. Belgium (Group B winner)
5. Denmark (Group B runner-up)
6. Netherlands (Group C winner)
7. Austria (Group C runner-up)
8. Czech Republic (Group D, 4 points)
9. England (Group D, 4 points)
10. Sweden (Group E, 4 points)
11. France (Group F, 4 points)
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In contention for five remaining spots:
Ukraine, Croatia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Hungary.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 22
3 p.m. Group D – Croatia vs. Scotland ESPN, PrendeTV
3 p.m. Group D – Czech Republic vs. England ESPN2, PrendeTV

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