Date: 26 June, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Amsterdam Arena
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Wales are set to lock horns with Denmark in their Round of 16 encounter of the European Championship on June 26, at Amsterdam Arena. Both the teams have won just one match in their group stage matches and were lucky enough to advance into the next round. With two quality sides led by top managers, the two teams will look forward to advance to the quarterfinals by registering a win, in the first knockout game of Euro 2020.
Wales manager Rob Page will have a fully fit squad to choose form, as the team has reported no injuries. However, defender Ethan Ampadu will sit out the knockout game, following his red card against Italy.
Simon Kjaer-led Denmark has an almost fit squad for their opening encounter; however the side will continue to miss their star midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The runner-up in Group A, Wales have been lucky enough to make it to the knockout stage having won only one match in their group stage games. Ryan Giggs’s men only managed to win against Turkey in which an injury time goal from Connor Roberts gave Wales a 2-0 victory over Burak Yilmaz and company.
It has been a similar story for Denmark in the Group B. However, the absence of their star midfielder Christian Eriksen and a tight competition in the group troubled the side in the group stage. Denmark bounced back strongly and dominated their last league game against Russia, which saw four different Danish players on the scoresheet. Denmark won the game 4-1 against Russia to confirm their berth in the Round of 16. The best captain and vice-captain choices for this match will be Gareth Bale, Yussuf Poulsen, Ramsey, Wilson/ Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James, Braithwaite, Poulsen and Damsgaard .
Probable Playing XI
Ward; Davies, Rodon, Gunter; Roberts, Allen, Williams, Morrell; Bale, Wilson/ Aaron Ramsey, James
Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Delaney, Maehle, Wass, Hojberg; Braithwaite, Poulsen, Damsgaard
Defenders: Christensen, Kjaer, Roberts,Davies, Vestergaard,
Midfielders: Hojberg, Delaney, Damsgaard, Ramsey
Forwards: Bale, James, Braithwaite, Poulsen
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