Euro 2020: England's crunch semi-final against Denmark gets underway

Euro 2020: England's crunch semi-final against Denmark gets underway
Euro 2020: England's crunch semi-final against Denmark gets underway

Prince William, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are cheering on every England attack at Wembley tonight as thousands of football fans place their hopes of national glory on Gareth Southgate's squad trouncing Denmark in their Euro 2020 semi-final showdown.

The Three Lions are facing the Danes from 8pm while 60,000 spectators at Wembley and 30 million fans in living rooms, pubs and fan zones across the country unite to support England as the team makes a noble bid to seal a place in Sunday's blockbuster final against Italy.

The Duke of Cambridge and Mr and Mrs Johnson will be hoping that our heroes banish the ghost of Euro 96, when England lost in the semi-final to Germany on penalties - an historic wrong somewhat expunged after Southgate's side knocked the Germans out of the Championship last week. 

William, the president of the Football Association, cheered England alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and their son George last week. But the prince is without his family because Kate is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

Mr Johnson tweeted 'we're behind you' with a photo of him wearing an England jersey with the name 'Boris' on the back as he left for the biggest football match on home soil in 25 years. Last night he said: 'Gareth Southgate and the England squad have done the nation proud in the Euros, and tonight we will all be wishing them the best of luck in getting to the final. Bring it home!'

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Up to 2,500 VIPs have been allowed to skip quarantine upon entering Britain so they can watch the semi-finals and final in person, after football bosses threatened to move the games to Hungary unless the British government eased coronavirus travel restrictions for its officials and sponsors. 

Currently, most of Europe is on the UK's 'amber list', which would usually force arrivals into a self-imposed quarantine for 10 days. But under the plans a window for quarantine free entry will be opened for VIPs. 

The VIPs will need to provide a negative test before leaving for the UK, and will have to undergo testing during their stay. They will also be restricted to staying in selected hotels and to official meetings and matches.

However, most of the VIPs will fly in and out on the same day as the match they are attending. Wembley is set to have 60,000 fans in it tomorrow night - meaning it will be at 75 per cent capacity.  

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, his wife Princess Mary, and their 15-year-old son Prince Christian have been given exemptions to travel to London for the clash. Furious Denmark fans threatened to 'come by sea like the Vikings' after they were banned from travelling under the country's Covid rules.  

Earlier the stadium grounds were awash with red, white and blue, with onlookers describing scenes of 'carnage' as huge numbers of England fans sang 'It's Coming Home' and 'God Save the Queen', let off flares and did knee slides while taking selfies with rival supporters wearing Viking horns.   

Fans without tickets to the game went drinking in Leicester Square before heading to the official fan zone in Trafalgar Square. Three dressed as lions said they were watching the match at Wembley, while a fourth was made up as a 'lion tamer' who would 'keep us under control if Denmark win'. 

The Metropolitan Police are expecting huge crowds to take to the streets after the match, and have urged fans to follow coronavirus guidelines and stay away from London if they don't have tickets for the game or a pre-booked seat in a pub, bar or designated fan zone.  

England fans ahead the Euro 2020 football semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England fans ahead the Euro 2020 football semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley

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General view inside Wembley Stadium as England and Denmark players warm up ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final clash

General view inside Wembley Stadium as England and Denmark players warm up ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final clash

Harry Kane of England leads the team on to the pitch for the warm up prior to the semi-final match against Denmark

Harry Kane of England leads the team on to the pitch for the warm up prior to the semi-final match against Denmark

Simon Kjaer of Denmark leads the team on to the pitch for the warm up prior to the match

Simon Kjaer of Denmark leads the team on to the pitch for the warm up prior to the match

Fans cheer prior the start of the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans cheer prior the start of the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Boris Johnson heads to Wembley Stadium to watch England play Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final match

Boris Johnson heads to Wembley Stadium to watch England play Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final match

England manager Gareth Southgate waves to the fans before the semi-final match against Denmark

England manager Gareth Southgate waves to the fans before the semi-final match against Denmark

Fans of England show their support in the stands before the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match at Wembley

Fans of England show their support in the stands before the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match at Wembley

England supporters wave flags ahead the semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England supporters wave flags ahead the semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England's Harry Kane during the warm up before the crunch semi-final match against Denmark

England's Harry Kane during the warm up before the crunch semi-final match against Denmark

Fans of England show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans of England show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England fans inside Wembley Stadium ahead of the crunch Euro 2020 semi-final match against Denmark

England fans inside Wembley Stadium ahead of the crunch Euro 2020 semi-final match against Denmark 

England fans show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England fans show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner look on from the crowd during the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley

Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner look on from the crowd during the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley

Actor James Corden posted a photo of himself with his family at Wembley Stadium ahead of the semi-final match

Actor James Corden posted a photo of himself with his family at Wembley Stadium ahead of the semi-final match

Denmark fans show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Denmark fans show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Denmark fans show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Denmark fans show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans of Denmark show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans of Denmark show their support prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans cheer prior the start of the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium

Fans cheer prior the start of the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium

Fans of England cheer prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans of England cheer prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Denmark fans inside Wembley Stadium before the Euro 2020 semi-final crunch match against England

Denmark fans inside Wembley Stadium before the Euro 2020 semi-final crunch match against England

England supporters hang flags ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England supporters hang flags ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England fans show their support outside Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

England fans show their support outside Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

Denmark fans arrive at Wembley as the Vikings square up to the Three Lions at the Euro 2020 semi-final

Denmark fans arrive at Wembley as the Vikings square up to the Three Lions at the Euro 2020 semi-final 

Thousands of England fans gathering outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

Thousands of England fans gathering outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

Fans gather outside Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final

Fans gather outside Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final

Thousands of England fans gathering outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

Thousands of England fans gathering outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

Denmark fans wear viking hats and wave flags as they gather outside Wembley Stadium in London

Denmark fans wear viking hats and wave flags as they gather outside Wembley Stadium in London

Thousands of England fans gathering outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

Thousands of England fans gathering outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

England supporters arrive to watch the Euro 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley

England supporters arrive to watch the Euro 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley

Fans at the Vinegar Yard in London before watching the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark

Fans at the Vinegar Yard in London before watching the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark

Thousands of England fans have gathered outside Wembley (pictured) in scenes of 'carnage' as millions dash out of work and pack out pubs ahead of tonight’s semi-final showdown against Denmark

Thousands of England fans have gathered outside Wembley (pictured) in scenes of 'carnage' as millions dash out of work and pack out pubs ahead of tonight's semi-final showdown against Denmark

Denmark fans arrive at Wembley as the Vikings square up to the Three Lions at the Euro 2020 semi-final

Denmark fans arrive at Wembley as the Vikings square up to the Three Lions at the Euro 2020 semi-final

England supporters pose as they arrive to watch the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final football match

England supporters pose as they arrive to watch the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final football match

Two England fans in Leicester Square in London jump for joy as they clutch an England flag ahead of the match tonight

Two England fans in Leicester Square in London jump for joy as they clutch an England flag ahead of the match tonight

England fans show their support outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark

England fans show their support outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark

A fan of England raises a red flare outside the stadium prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark

A fan of England raises a red flare outside the stadium prior to the Euro 2020 match between England and Denmark

Gareth Southgate 's men face the Danes at 8pm with the winners going on to face Italy in the final on Sunday - in what would be England's biggest game since 1966. Pictured: Fans in Wembley

 Gareth Southgate 's men face the Danes at 8pm with the winners going on to face Italy in the final on Sunday - in what would be England's biggest game since 1966. Pictured: Fans in Wembley

Vast swathes of fans are already outside Wembley - with some seen doing knee slides in the rain (pictured). Onlookers described the jubilant scenes as 'absolute carnage' with four hours still to go before kickoff

Vast swathes of fans are already outside Wembley - with some seen doing knee slides in the rain (pictured). Onlookers described the jubilant scenes as 'absolute carnage' with four hours still to go before kickoff

The nation is right behind the Three Lions, with 30 million expected to tune in on TV, as well as 60,000 at the stadium (pictured). Top tier tickets for the clash are being re-sold for up to £6,500 each on 'touting' websites, MailOnline has found

The nation is right behind the Three Lions, with 30 million expected to tune in on TV, as well as 60,000 at the stadium (pictured). Top tier tickets for the clash are being re-sold for up to £6,500 each on 'touting' websites, MailOnline has found

Crowds of England football fans drinking at tables and on the streets of Leicester Square ahead of the Euro 2020 clash

Crowds of England football fans drinking at tables and on the streets of Leicester Square ahead of the Euro 2020 clash

England fooball fans drinking in Leicester Square ahead of tonight's Three Lions semi-final clash against Denmark

England fooball fans drinking in Leicester Square ahead of tonight's Three Lions semi-final clash against Denmark

Fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark

Fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark

Met Police said they are ready for the demands of tonight’s match - with huge crowds set to take to the streets whether England win or lose. Pictured: Fans at Wembley today

Met Police said they are ready for the demands of tonight's match - with huge crowds set to take to the streets whether England win or lose. Pictured: Fans at Wembley today

Fans are seen letting off flares as they drink from cans in Wembley ahead of tonight's match. Kickoff is at 8pm

Fans are seen letting off flares as they drink from cans in Wembley ahead of tonight's match. Kickoff is at 8pm

Red and white flares - the colours of England's flag - are let off as supporters approach Wembley stadium this afternoon

Red and white flares - the colours of England's flag - are let off as supporters approach Wembley stadium this afternoon

The force urged fans (pictured at Wembley) to follow Government coronavirus guidelines and stay away from London if they don't have tickets for the game or a pre-booked seat in a pub, bar or designated fan zone

England fans doing knee slides outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans doing knee slides outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

A fan wearing a wig and draped in an England flag is seen outside Wembley. Other supporters drink from cans around him

A fan wearing a wig and draped in an England flag is seen outside Wembley. Other supporters drink from cans around him

Meanwhile, in London's Leicester Square, supporters without Wembley tickets were seen drinking ahead of kickoff at 8pm tonight

Meanwhile, in London's Leicester Square, supporters without Wembley tickets were seen drinking ahead of kickoff at 8pm tonight

Supporters were seen chanting and lifting their hands in the air as they swigged beer in Leicester Square

Supporters were seen chanting and lifting their hands in the air as they swigged beer in Leicester Square

Countless fans rushed to Leicester Square to grab seats in bars and pubs ahead of kickoff at 8pm tonight

Countless fans rushed to Leicester Square to grab seats in bars and pubs ahead of kickoff at 8pm tonight

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans pose with a fan of Denmark on Wembley Park Boulevard before the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match

England fans pose with a fan of Denmark on Wembley Park Boulevard before the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match

The Anglo-Danish clash has been friendly so far, with one England fan even revealing that he faces being sent off to sleep in the shed if England win tonight - by his Danish wife. Chris Kerin, 38, will be given his marching orders by wife Christina if Southgate's team overcome Denmark tonight in their Euro 2020 semi-final

The Anglo-Danish clash has been friendly so far, with one England fan even revealing that he faces being sent off to sleep in the shed if England win tonight - by his Danish wife. Chris Kerin, 38, will be given his marching orders by wife Christina if Southgate's team overcome Denmark tonight in their Euro 2020 semi-final

Danish FA flouts UK's strict Covid rules by allowing FORTY 'dedicated fans' to travel for tonight's Euros semi-final 

The Danish Football Association has ignored the UK's strict Covid rules by allowing 40 of its fans to travel for tonight's match against England on the plane carrying its official delegation.

The DFA announced that the fans had been selected for having the greatest number of loyalty points and will travel on a plane with the partners of the footballers and other officials.

They are all members of the official Denmark football team supporters' group and were selected for having the highest number of loyalty points from attending matches at home and abroad.

Under current rules, Denmark is on the amber list meaning anyone travelling to the UK from the country must quarantine for ten days. This has resulted in no fans officially coming to the England for the match.

But they are using a loophole that allows VIPs from a national football federation to travel to Wembley from Copenhagen without needing to quarantine.

They will land in London this afternoon after taking a negative Covid test and remain in a bubble during their 24 hour stay, the DFA says.

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Ben Edwards, 43, Craig Pope, 47, Matt Glew, 38 and 'tamer' Laurence Page, 72, who was wearing an England flag top hat, from Maidstone, said they were confident of victory. Mr Glew said: 'It's our toughest test yet but I reckon we're going to win 2-0.'

Pointing at his lion headgear, the former banker added: 'We paid about £100 per hat but it was worth every single penny, we've been asked for autographs and all sorts.'

Mr Edwards, who works in cyber security, said: 'Denmark aren't going to win - it's coming home.' Mr Pope, who works in construction, added: 'We're going to get past our semi-final hoodoo.'

Jo Andrews, 36, a property manager from Portsmouth who was wearing an England hat and face paint, said she was 'absolutely excited' to be there.

She said: 'We are definitely going to win tonight - 3-1. This is our turn, this is our chance and we are going to win tonight and we are coming back Sunday.'

England fans have travelled from far and wide to support the team. Two supporters, who gave their names only as Clare, 47 and Charlotte, 44, both from Stockton-on-Tees, said they have travelled around 250 miles to watch the game in London 'on a whim'.

The pair have no tickets to Wembley, but made the journey to support the team in the capital and enjoy the atmosphere.

Clare said: 'We saw it on YouTube, the fan zone and everything, and we thought we want to be a part of that.'

A father and son said they have travelled to London from Nottingham after winning tickets to the semi-finals two years ago in a ballot.

James Garmon, 45 has brought his son, Harry Garmon, 11, to see a match at Wembley Stadium for the first time, and only surprised him with the tickets recently.

Speaking before they headed to the stadium, Mr Garmon said: 'Harry is a big football fan, he plays football, so what better time to come down and see the England team.

'I entered the ballot a couple of years ago to get tickets for the semi-finals, hoping England would get through and the plan was if they got through, though he was nine at the time, I thought I would bring my son to come and see England.

'It all worked out, it's been two years in the making.'

Elsewhere, England fans without tickets for the official fan zone in central London's Trafalgar Square gathered in the area to avoid 'missing out' on the atmosphere.

Luke Hughes, 19, a student from Watford, said: 'I've seen the scenes on social media of everyone chanting and singing in London after the game has finished - there is no way I am missing that.

'I think it will be a tough game, maybe decided on one goal, but if we win, this place will be electric. It's coming home.' 

A sea of Three Lions shirts and England flags could be seen at the fan zone in Trafalgar Square. Supporters cheered as it was announced that England could make their first major tournament final since 1966.

An announcer told the crowd: 'This is historic. It's an iconic night tonight.'

One supporter, Dave Smalls, 42, a plumber from Basildon in Essex, said: 'I honestly can't wait for this - everything seems different to tournaments in the past.

'Gareth Southgate has not just united a team, but a country - it's a team you can get behind.'

England superfan Chris Dowse, who lives on the flag-bestrewn Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south-east London, said he had declined the offer of tickets to the Euro 2020 semi-final because he would rather watch the game in the company of his neighbours.

The 42-year-old said: 'I've been offered tickets but I've turned them down. Firstly, I'm not rich and I'd like to spend that money on my kids. But secondly, I am really proud of what we've achieved on this estate, so I will be watching it here.'

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: 'The Met is very well prepared for the increase in fans. 

'We have a very experienced policing team in place and will continue to prevent crime and disorder and respond effectively to any incidents. We have deployed a great many officers and specialist units. 

'We want people to be able to enjoy the Euros 2020 safely and securely. London still remains in a public health crisis. There are Government guidelines in place and we ask people to follow these and remain socially distanced. 

'My message is clear: If you don't have a ticket to the matches, fan zone or officially booked into a pub, bar or club, please do not come to London - you could end up missing the game.'

By 5pm this afternoon - three hours before kick-off - England fans were singing footie anthem 'It's Coming Home' and songs about star defender Harry Maguire while drinking cans of lager and cider. 

A group of women in Bristol out to watch the crunch Euro 2020 semi-final clash between England and Denmark

A group of women in Bristol out to watch the crunch Euro 2020 semi-final clash between England and Denmark

Fans of England gather outside Wembley Stadium prior to the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark

Fans of England gather outside Wembley Stadium prior to the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark

England fans in London before watching the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark

England fans in London before watching the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark

England fooball fans drinking in Leicester Square ahead of tonight's Three Lions semi-final clash against Denmark

England fooball fans drinking in Leicester Square ahead of tonight's Three Lions semi-final clash against Denmark

A married couple are backing opposite teams at the Euro 2020 clash between England and Denmark at Wembley

A married couple are backing opposite teams at the Euro 2020 clash between England and Denmark at Wembley

England and Danish fans arriving at Wembley together this afternoon. The nation is right behind the Three Lions, with 30 million expected to tune in on TV, as well as 60,000 at the stadium

England and Danish fans arriving at Wembley together this afternoon. The nation is right behind the Three Lions, with 30 million expected to tune in on TV, as well as 60,000 at the stadium

Victory for England will see Gareth Soutgate's men face Italy at Wembley on Sunday - the team's first final since 1966

Victory for England will see Gareth Soutgate's men face Italy at Wembley on Sunday - the team's first final since 1966

Spirits were high and drinks were flowing several hours before the match kicked off as fans piled into bars to soak up the atmosphere

Spirits were high and drinks were flowing several hours before the match kicked off as fans piled into bars to soak up the atmosphere

A group of England fans pouring pitchers of beer at Boxpark Wembley this morning ahead of the semi-final match at 8pm

A group of England fans pouring pitchers of beer at Boxpark Wembley this morning ahead of the semi-final match at 8pm

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans dressed as knights outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match this evening

England fans dressed as knights outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match this evening

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

England fans at tables in Boxpark Wembley several hours before the match against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-finals kicks off

England fans at tables in Boxpark Wembley several hours before the match against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-finals kicks off

England fans cheer and enjoy a drink in Leicester Square, London ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final this evening

England fans cheer and enjoy a drink in Leicester Square, London ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final this evening

Fans in Leicester Square. Today, England take on Denmark in their first Euros semi-final since 1996 with hopes of a victory

Fans in Leicester Square. Today, England take on Denmark in their first Euros semi-final since 1996 with hopes of a victory

England fans at tables in Boxpark Wembley this morning, with the nation eagerly awaiting the 8pm kick off of the semi-final

England fans at tables in Boxpark Wembley this morning, with the nation eagerly awaiting the 8pm kick off of the semi-final

In scenes mirrored across the nation, England fans queue to enter Box Park near Wembley Stadium as the country looks forward to the Euro 2021 semi-final against Denmark this evening

In scenes mirrored across the nation, England fans queue to enter Box Park near Wembley Stadium as the country looks forward to the Euro 2021 semi-final against Denmark this evening

A fan of England shows their support outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match

A fan of England shows their support outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match

Alan Putman, in costume and a horse drawn carriage, on the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south London, where residents are showing their support for England ahead of their game against Denmark

Alan Putman, in costume and a horse drawn carriage, on the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south London, where residents are showing their support for England ahead of their game against Denmark

Images from across the country showed supporters getting into the spirit, with a set of flag-waving supporters stopping traffic to recreate the famous Vindaloo video in Kidderminster, West Midlands

Images from across the country showed supporters getting into the spirit, with a set of flag-waving supporters stopping traffic to recreate the famous Vindaloo video in Kidderminster, West Midlands

Fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

Fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark

Denmark football fans gather in Vinegar Yard, Bermondsey, ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark

Denmark football fans gather in Vinegar Yard, Bermondsey, ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark

We're all behind you... let's bring it home! Boris Johnson, Prince William and Wimbledon wonder Emma Raducanu lead battlecry as England prepare to face Denmark in Euros semi-final 

Prince William will lead the cries for victory tonight as England attempt to reach the final of the Euros for the first time.

Anticipation for the semi-final match against Denmark was growing yesterday as the Prime Minister showed his support with a Boris No 10 shirt on the steps of Downing Street.

And British tennis star Emma Raducanu wore her England top in a round of interviews about her Wimbledon experience, declaring: 'It's coming home.'

Emma said she would relax after retiring on health grounds from the competition, having become the youngest British woman to reach the last 16 in the modern era, by watching the game at 8pm.

The 18-year-old, from Bromley, south-east London, said: 'It's been a busy two weeks so I think I'll just kick back at home for the next few days and definitely enjoy the game. And it's coming home, isn't it?' She predicted England would win 2-1.

The Duke of Cambridge will be among 60,000 supporters inside Wembley to watch the Three Lions take on Denmark.

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The police kept a watchful eye, but the atmosphere was good-natured as bars and cafes around the stadium were packed with people. 

The Anglo-Danish clash has been friendly so far, with one England fan even revealing that he faces being sent off to sleep in the shed if England win tonight - by his Danish wife.

Chris Kerin, 38, will be given his marching orders by wife Christina if Southgate's team overcome Denmark tonight in their Euro 2020 semi-final.

The couple from Hertfordshire will watch the tense match at Wembley together with both hoping that they get bragging rights at the final whistle. 

Furniture worker Chris was today wearing a classic red England kit with an England scarf round his neck while Christina, 30, originally from Denmark's third largest city, Odense, was draped in her nation's flag.

Predicting a 2-1 win

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