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Denmark vs Belgium: Euro 2020 – LIVE!

Denmark today return to the field for the first time since Christian Eriksen‘s collapse as they take on Belgium in both teams’ second Group B game.

Fans and players at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen plan to honour the midfielder with a minute’s applause in the 10th minute of the match, a tribute linked to Eriksen No10 shirt number for the national team.

Denmark, though, will find themselves facing a big task to qualify if they lose again, so taking points off the world’s top-ranked side is a must this afternoon after Russia beat Finland on Wednesday to leave both teams on three points after two games.

Belgium can advance to the round of the 16 with a victory, and hope to welcome back both Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel from injury, the latter a remarkable three months ahead of schedule.

Follow the game LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog…

Live updates

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Denmark team news

The Denmark squad will be assessed and have a welfare check before the team is decided.

Regarding Christian Eriksen’s replacement, Mathias Jensen is the likeliest candidate, though a change of shape is also an option.

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Eriksen tribute planned

Denmark and Belgium will celebrate Christian Eriksen’s ongoing recovery from a cardiac arrest with a tribute during today’s game.

The game will be halted in the 10th minute when the ball will be kicked out of play – as the midfielder wears the number 10 shirt for the Danish national team – as a mark of respect.

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Belgium team news

Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is fit to play today after recovering from a broken nose and eye socket.

Axel Witsel is set for a surprise return after tearing an Achilles tendon in January while playing for Borussia Dortmund.

Eden Hazard, 30, had an injury-plagued season at Real Madrid but was used as a substitute against Russia and showed some of his old sparkle in a 20-minute cameo.

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Euro 2020 group game between Denmark and Belgium.

Kick-off in Copenhagen is scheduled for 5pm BST.

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