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Euro 2020, Day 7: Matchday Open Thread

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Groups B & C take center stage as Euro 2020 pushes into day seven.

Netherlands Portraits - UEFA Euro 2020 Photo by Simon Hofmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Day six of Euro 2020 wasn't quite as star-studded as a Tuesday slate that featured Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bruno Fernandes, among others, but what it lacked it household names it made up for with pace and precision. With three shutouts, Wednesday's action may have been missing goals, but what few strikes we saw were oozing with class, including a sublime Gareth Bale to Aaron Ramsey match-winner that saw the Welsh squeak past Turkey while Manuel Locatelli and Ciro Immobile delivered Italy's second-straight three-nil victory.

On paper, Thursday's fixture list isn't quite as enticing as some of the matches we've seen over the past several days but there are still plenty of familiar names and faces taking the pitch today.

Ukraine vs. North Macedonia

FBL-EURO-2020-2021-MATCH18-MKD-UKR-COMBO Photo by ROBERT ATANASOVSKI,SERGEI SUPINSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Time: 15:00 CET/9:00 EDT | Location: National Arena, Bucharest

Group C's two losing sides square off in what is very likely a do-or-die fixture. After falling to the Netherlands in a nail-biter last weekend, Andriy Yarmolenko and Ukraine will be eager to wrest a positive result from this match. While North Macedonia did well to keep pace with Austria, and nearly had a draw secured, two late goals ruined their Euro debut and pegged them with a bottom-of-the-group goal differential, one Ukraine will be eager to sink even further to increase their odds of advancing.

How to Watch

United States: PrendeTV, ESPN, Sirius XM FC, TUDN Radio

United Kingdom: STV Scotland, The ITV Hub, BBC Radio 5 Live, Talksport 2 Radio UK, UTV, ITV 1 UK

Canada: TVA Sports, TSN1, TSN App, TSN3, TSN.ca

Denmark vs. Belgium

Belgium Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Euro 2020: Group B Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Time: 18:00 CET/12:00 EDT | Location: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen

With Christian Eriksen recovering from a cardiac arrest he suffered during Denmark's opening match last weekend against Finland, the Danes (and football fans everywhere) breathed a sigh of relief after witnessing a horrible scene in Copenhagen last Saturday. Eriksen shouldn't be far from his teammates' thoughts when they face Romelu Lukaku and a scorching hot Belgium side, but perhaps that added motivation will help the host nation score an upset over the top-ranked Belgians.

How to Watch

United States: PrendeTV, ESPN, Sirius XM FC, TUDN Radio

United Kingdom: ITV 1 UK, UTV, TalkSport Radio UK, The ITV Hub, STV Scotland, BBC Radio 5 Live

Canada: TVA Sports, TSN1, TSN App, TSN3, TSN.ca

Netherlands vs. Austria

Training Holland in Zeist -Training Men Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images

Time: 21:00 CET/3:00 EDT | Location: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam

After barely sneaking past Yarmolenko and Ukraine last weekend, there won't be much reprieve for Memphis Depay and the Oranje as they welcome Austria to the Johan Cruijff Arena. With both sides bagging three points last time out, this match could very well decide the fate of Group C.

How to Watch

United States: PrendeTV, ESPN, TUDN Radio

United Kingdom: BBC Sport Web, BBC iPlayer, BBC One, TalkSport Radio UK, BBC Radio 5 Live

Canada: TVA Sports, TSN1, TSN App, TSN3, TSN.ca