The W-M formation is back on the international stage—if you believe the football analysts. Football loves an over-arching, simplistic narrative to coin the momentum, and the hype around England, Denmark, and Italy—three of the four Euro 2020 semi-finalists—success is about all three teams having played some variant of the 3-2-4-1 formation to get here. That means England and Denmark’s battle could come down to the will to get up the pitch before your opponent tonight.
Both England and Denmark’s ability to push up four teammates getting in support of their lone striker could either turn this match into a tactical stalemate or make a few heroes on either side. Two names who’ve been making the difference on the wings, for their respective nations, are Denmark’s Joakim Mæhle and England’s Luke Shaw a.k.a. Shawberto.
Fresh off being publicly lauded by Brazilian wide-back legend Roberto Carlos on social media, Luke Shaw will be looking to add to his three assists at Euro 2020 tonight. Meanwhile, thanks to Italy conceding a goal yesterday, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has already sealed the tournament’s Golden Gloves award with an unsurmountable five straight clean sheets.
England vs. Denmark: 21:00 CET/3:00 EDT. Wembley Stadium, London.
Will England rack up a sixth clean sheet tonight? Will Denmark bring the same level of intensity they’ve been bringing nearly all tournament? Or is this all just another checkpoint on the map of football finding its way home?
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