Euro 2024 Group C: Slovenia - Denmark - Serbia - England

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Lorric wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 16:42 So you'll be happy now?
I don't understand your question.

The 26 players in England's squad should be happy to be there. Others with expectations to be there should be disappointed.

I'm just a spectator that in a few days will watch England and the other 23 participants playing to see who's Europe's best. :wink:
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Denmark have tried some different formations in the past year, but it seems very likely that it will be a 3-man central defense in the game against Slovenia. In the past two friendlies against Sweden and Norway, it was 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 respectively. I think the formation in the opening match will be the former rather than the latter.
Schmeichel will start in goal and Vestergaard, Christensen and Andersen will make up the central defence. Mæhle has been a big profil for the past years for Denmark and I still think he will start, but his spot is probably the least certain it has been since he entered the starting line-up. Victor Kristiansen has done very well on the left, and Alexander Bah is good on the right as well. Think it will be Kristiansen as left wing back and Mæhle as right wing back, but the difference between the three isn't massive.
Eriksen and Højbjerg will certainly start in central midfield. The last spot is quite open between several players, but I actually think Morten Hjulmand will start. He has impressed a lot when playing in all friendlies in 2024. The other midfielders are probably all in play as well. Delaney would be the experienced choice, and has played with the other two for years in there. Nørgaard and Jensen are also liked a lot by Hjulmand, but neither has really impressed for Denmark.
Højlund will of course start up front, and I think he will by partnered by Wind. It works quite well with Wind coming deep and being a great flick-on player and then with Højlund on some lethal runs in behind.
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How can Christian Eriksen still be 32 years old??!! He has 131 apps for Denmark!
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Denmark were dominating this match but have slowed right down.
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Wow. Looked like Denmark got away with it after that cannon off the post, but Slovenia equalise immediately afterwards with another thunderbolt from outside the box!
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Bravo Slovenci, great shot :applause:
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Looks like the 1st surprise I predicted 1:1.
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Ha ha. Shortest substitutions time on the field ever. Two guys come on for Slovenia then the referee blows up almost immediately when play restarts. 1-1 FT.
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If Serbia would have the same attitude as Slovenia they could beat England.
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Lorric wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 14:29 Squad numbers I think give insight into the hierarchy in this squad:

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Suggests 1-11 is the starting 11, and thus the moving of Alexander-Arnold into midfield is a big part of Southgate's plans. Toney over Watkins as the Kane backup and the order of the backup midfield at the bottom, with Gallagher having a higher number than them. Ramsdale over Henderson no surprise when the former got a game and the latter didn't.
Boom. 1-11 is the starting 11. With Trippier in because Shaw isn't good to go yet.
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First surprise of the tournament with Denmark failing to beat Slovenia.
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Woohoo! Perfect start, extreme dominance of possession, patience, first chance and a thunderous header from Bellingham into the top corner, what a beautiful header, lift off for England! :bouncy:
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Yes, great cross and header.

Mitrovic should've at least hit the target from there.
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