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The latest news on the European Football Championship:
Spain striker Ãlvaro Morata has said death threats have been made against him and even his sons after his misfires in the group stage of the European Championship.
Among Morata’s failures was a missed penalty against Slovakia on Wednesday.
Spanish players condemned the death threats. Forward Dani Olmo says players take criticism, but more than that it’s “crossing the line”.
Morata says what upsets him is when fans go to his wife and relatives to make threats.
Spain will face Croatia in the round of 16 on Monday in Copenhagen.
A framed Wales national team jersey bearing Christian Eriksen’s name was handed to Denmark’s captain Simon Kjaer before the teams played in the round of 16 of the European Championship.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2002 opener and had to be resuscitated with a defibrillator.
The Wales jersey had âCHRISTIANâ written above Eriken’s number 10 and BRYSIA WELLA below. Brysia wella means to get well soon in Welsh.
Kjaer, Welsh captain Gareth Bale and the three Amsterdam match officials then posed for a photo with the shirt framed moments before kick-off.
The vast majority of Johan Cruyff Arena supporters support Denmark in the team’s European Championship game against Wales.
Only a handful of Welsh dragon flags are visible among a sea of ââDanish flags waved by around 16,000 fans in Amsterdam for the round of 16 game.
Wales fans have been warned not to travel to the Netherlands due to coronavirus restrictions.
Denmark have played all three of their group matches at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen and Saturday’s game is expected to be similar.
The Johan Cruyff Arena is the home of Ajax. The Amsterdam club have a long history of recruiting Danish players. One of them was Christian Eriksen. The Danish playmaker suffered cardiac arrest in his team’s first match at Euro 2020 and was resuscitated with a defibrillator.
Czech Republic captain VladimÃr Darida is uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Netherlands in the round of 16 of the European Championship.
The team claim Darida suffered an unspecified injury during Friday training and did not participate in pre-match training in Prague.
Czech team spokesman Petr Å edivÃ½ said the medical team had treated Darida and it was not yet clear whether he would recover in time for Sunday’s game in Budapest.
Darida’s defeat would be a blow to the Czechs. The 30-year-old midfielder is the driving force behind the team and its most experienced player with 73 international caps.
The team’s flight to Budapest was postponed until later today due to a technical issue with the aircraft.
Finnish health authorities have detected a spike in coronavirus cases which has been attributed to football fans returning from neighboring Russia after European Championship matches in St. Petersburg.
The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare urged “all passengers who have traveled from St. Petersburg to Finland by a bus company to request a coronavirus test.”
Finland have played two of their Euro 2020 group matches in St. Petersburg. The team faced Russia on June 16 and Belgium on Monday. It is estimated that at least 2,000 Finns came to the city for these matches.
The Finns finished third in their group and were eliminated. Russia was also eliminated after finishing last.
St. Petersburg has hosted six matches in the tournament’s group stage and will host one of the four quarter-finals on Friday.
The knockout phase of the European Championship has arrived.
Denmark will face Wales in the first leg of the round of 16 in Amsterdam. Italy will then face Austria in London.
The winners will advance to the quarter-finals.
Denmark or Wales will travel to Baku to face the Netherlands or the Czech Republic on July 3. Italy or Austria will face Belgium or Portugal on July 2 in Munich.
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