England team to play Denmark REVEALED with Bukayo Saka replacing Jadon Sancho for Euro 2020 semi-final
BUKAYO SAKA will return to the England side at the expense of Jadon Sancho for the crunch Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark.
The Arsenal ace, 19, was given the nod in last week’s epic 2-0 victory over Germany in front of a raucous Wembley.
Unfortunately the attacker picked up a knock and missed out on the squad that travelled to Rome to face Ukraine on Saturday.
Sancho, who will complete his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United after Euro 2020, stepped in and impressed as the Three Lions romped to a 4-0 win to set-up the semi-final showdown.
But it was not enough to convince England boss Gareth Southgate to stick with him as his team look to secure a place in the final of Euro 2020.
Saka will be joined by top-scorer Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount behind frontman Harry Kane.
It also means Jack Grealish will be left sat on the bench waiting to be unleashed.
Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips will be the deep-lying midfielders.
Harry Maguire will again be partnered by John Stones at the heart of the defence, with Kyle Walker right-back and Luke Shaw on the left.
A rejuvenated Jordan Pickford is between the sticks – and looks to continue his run of clean sheets at the tournament.
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Southgate believes the history of the England team is not as good as the nation likes to think but feels his team have broken down barriers on their run to the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
The Three Lions had not won a knockout game at a European Championship in 25 years before beating Germany in the last 16 a week ago.
Now they are preparing for their second major semi-final in just three years under Southgate – with the England boss happy that his players are writing their own story.
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He said: "We don't have as a good as football history as we like to believe sometimes.
"These players are making massive strides and breaking barriers all the time, we have broken barriers in this tournament and we have another opportunity to do that tomorrow."
And captain Kane has urged the team to prove they can deliver in front of 60,000 inside Wembley.
He added: "It's a chance to go out there and prove it, we can talk as much as we want but the bottom line is we have to go out there and perform".
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