Euros LIVE: Portugal vs Germany build-up – day nine latest!

Day nine of these European Championships looks set to be one of the biggest of the tournament so far with some blockbuster fixtures ahead.

We’ll see no fewer than four of the tournament favourites in action, starting with world champions France as they face Hungary, before heavyweights Portugal and Germany go head-to-head in Group F.

The second round of group stage fixtures rounds off with Spain in need of a positive result against Poland after their opening round draw with Sweden, who beat Slovakia yesterday to go top of the group.

Elsewhere, we’ll have all the reaction and fallout from England’s goalless draw with Scotland at Wembley on Friday night, which leaves Gareth Southgate’s side on the brink of qualification but with plenty of questions to answer ahead of their final game against Czech Republic.

Plus, there’s more good news in the recovery of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was discharged from hospital on Friday less than a week after his horrifying collapse.

Follow all the latest Euros news in our live blog!

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ICYMI: Eriksen discharged

First up, we’ll start with the excellent news from last night that Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital, less than a week after his horrifying collapse.

A Danish FA statement said: “ Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Righospitalet. Today he also visited the national team in Helsingor – and from there he will go home and spend time with his family.”


Good morning!

Hello and welcome back to Standard Sport’s coverage of Euro 2020 on what looks set to be a blockbuster Saturday.

We’ve got three cracking fixtures to build-up to, plus reaction from England’s draw with Scotland at Wembley last night.


HT: Croatia 0-1 Czech Republic

Half-time at Hampden and the Czech Republic have the lead through a controversial VAR penalty put away by Patrick Schick, who is now out on his own as the tournament’s top scorer on three goals.

A reminder that you can follow all the action here.

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Eriksen discharged from hospital

Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital less than a week after his horrifying collapse and has been to visit his Denmark teammates.


Croatia vs Czech Republic (5pm)

We’re 15 minutes away from kick-off at Hampden Park and our man Simon Collings is in position.

You can follow all the action in our designated blog here.


Croatia vs Czech Republic (5pm) team news

Croatia: Livakovic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol, Modric, Kovacic, Perisic, Kramaric, Brekalo, Rebic.

Subs: Caleta-Car, Brozovic, Kalinic, Vlasic, Pasalic, Orsic, Badelj, Petkovic, Juranovic, Sluga, Bradaric, Ivanusec.

Czech Republic: Vaclik, Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril, Holes, Soucek, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick.

Subs: Kaderabek, Brabec, Barak, Krmencik, Sevcik, Mandous, Zima, Hlozek, Vydra, Kral, Koubek, Pekhart.


FT: Sweden 1-0 Slovakia

A massive victory for Sweden in St. Petersburg as Emil Forsberg’s second-half penalty earns them a 1-0 win over Slovakia.

With four points on the bag, it’d take something remarkable for them not to reach the last-16 now.

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HT: Sweden 0-0 Slovakia

We’ve reached the midway point in St. Petersburg and, I’ll be honest, it’s not been a classic.

Goalless at the interval.

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Chiesa: We dream of going all the way

Federico Chiesa wants Italy want to go “all the way” at the Euro 2020 and he isn’t fussed about a lack of playing time.

The Juventus winger didn’t start either of Italy’s first two games at Euro 2020, with Domenico Berardi keeping him out of the side.

“The coach wants us to be ready at all times, we are all starters,” Chiesa said at a press conference.“Everybody is crucial and can be helpful to reach the target. We are here to go all the way through, that’s our dream.”


Roberts: It’s a shame more fans can’t see us

Wales defender Connor Roberts has been talking about the fact that so few Welsh fans have been able to watch their team play for far, after their first two group games were played in Baku.

“I think being here (Baku) compared to Scotland, England and most teams, they have all been close to home and have been able to get fans there,” he said.

“We have been halfway around the world and only had a couple of hundred fans because it’s so hard for them to get here.

“Well done to those who were there the other night. It is something that they will cherish forever, only a small handful and they were there on one of the good nights.

“I think the hotel and the training facilities, and even the stadium, have been unbelievable over here.

“It’s just a shame that more fans could not have come over and supported us.”

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