England’s football team has reached the final of the Euro Cup. For the first time in 55 years, the England team has reached the final of a major football tournament. England defeated Denmark 2–1 in the semi-finals of the Euro Cup to reach the final. Captain Harry Kane was the hero of England’s victory. Kane gave England the breakthrough by converting a rebound ball into a goal on a spot kick stopped by Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. England got this spot kick after Rahim Sterling was dropped in the Danish penalty area.
Simon Cajor’s suicide goal
Simon Kajer scored a suicide goal in the 39th minute, which was recorded in England’s account. For Denmark, Michael Damsgaard scored in the 30th minute to give his team the lead. In the final, England will face Italy, which they beat 4-1 in a penalty shootout. Both the teams were tied at 1-1 till scheduled and extra time. The final match will be played at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
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55 year wait is over
The 55-year wait for the England football team is over. England had earlier reached the final of a major tournament in the year 1966 and won the match. Now after 55 years, England has once again reached the final of the big tournament. It was nothing short of a relief for England to reach the final playing among their own people at home. Denmark’s team started well in the semi-final match and took the lead in the first half itself.
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Kane wins in extra time
England’s attack continued in the second half of the match. Despite this, Denmark did not give England a chance to score. However, neither team could win in the stipulated 90 minutes and the match went into extra time. England took the lead in the first half of extra time. Harry Kane took a penalty in the 103rd minute, but Schmichael stopped it but Kane smashed the ball into the goalpost on a rebound to give the team a 2-1 lead.
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