The basics

The match will be held at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Kick-off is at 5pm BST on Thursday, June 1.

The game is available to watch in the UK on ITV or via the ITV Hub.

ABC and ESPN are sharing broadcast rights for the tournament in the United States, with ESPN showing this game. Kick-off is at 9am PT / 12pm ET.

The reason to watch this match

This is an intriguing one. A Romelu Lukaku brace inspired Belgium in their opening game and they’ll

be hoping they can live up to the hype that has followed them around for years with a second

victory in a row.

The Danes need to put everything about the weekend’s defeat to Finland out of their heads and

focus on making a statement against one of the tournament favourites.

If Belgium can make it two wins in two then there will be a genuine belief that they can reach the

latter stages of the competition.

Any history?

Belgium beat Denmark twice in the Nations League in 2020 but overall the teams have been well

matched down the years.

Belgium have won six, lost six and there have been three draws when the sides have met.

Key statistic

Denmark have lost four of their last five matches at European Championships and they’ll be up

against it against a Belgium side oozing confidence.

Our prediction

Half of The Athletic’s news desk have gone for a Belgium win, with some outliers going for a draw.

The key question

Can the Danish pull off an unlikely victory that would be welcomed by neutrals far and wide after the

shocking events of their first game?

(Graphic: Tom Slator, Photos: Getty Images)





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