Denmark VS Czech Republic LIVE Football Match Score July 3/7/2021
They had a strong bond even before midfielder Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in their opening game with Finland. That galvanised them further, with Eriksen, 29, now recovering at home. “The team, the Danish team and the team spirit,” Silhavy said when asked to name Denmark’s best player. “That’s an immense power. The Danes don’t have superstars, but they form a great team together and their style is similar to ours.” Neither side are likely to have too many fans in Baku, which is on the far south-eastern edge of Europe.
“It was fantastic, with all those Czech fans [in Budapest for the last round], and I’m afraid this will be a very different experience,” said Silhavy. Midfielder Antonin Barak said: “I don’t understand this and I haven’t got over it yet. “We won’t be able to get our fans and our families there. If we played in Copenhagen, they would be at home, but we could still get lots of Czech fans there.”
Jaroslav Silhavy’s side lost 1-0 to England in their final group match on June 22, though, which actually saw them drop down to third behind Croatia, with the Netherlands their opponents in the round of 16.
Holland would have been in a confident mood heading into the clash in Budapest, but an excellent performance from the Czech Republic saw them progress, with Tomas Holes scoring in the 68th minute before Patrik Schick came up with his fourth goal at this summer’s tournament to all but secure the victory.
The Czechs have previous in this competition, finishing as runners-up in 1996 and also reaching the semi-finals in 2004, but they were eliminated in the group stage of Euro 2016.
Czech Republic, who would take on England or Ukraine in the semi-finals next week if they were to emerge victorious on Saturday, have only lost two of their previous 25 matches with Denmark, although five of the last six fixtures between the two national teams have finished all square.