STEVE DOUGLA SAP Sports Writer
London (AP) — England broke the semi-final cap in a major football tournament. The title match for the first time in 55 years is waiting.
Harry Kane converted the rebound after the first penalty was saved in the 104th minute, beating England 2-1 against Denmark in the European Championship semifinals at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
England will return to the National Soccer Stadium on Sunday to play against Italy in their first final since the 1966 World Cup. It remains the only international title in England.
In the 55 years in between, the British lost four semifinals in either the World Cup or the European Championship. As such, this will fall as one of the most important victories in British football history.
Penalties have been set for three of them (1990, 1996, 2018). It looked like where the team went until Raheem Sterling wriggled into the lower right area, cut through and fell into a slight contact with Matthias Jensen.
Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel guessed the right way to block Kane’s penalty, but the English captain reacted quickly and put the ball into the net six yards away.
The Danish players emotionally advanced to the semi-finals with the determination to win the Christian Erisken title after falling to the field on the group stage, but at that point they were almost kneeling.
England beat Denmark 2-1 to reach Euro 2020 final | World
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