The semifinals at Euro 2021 are set for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The opening semifinal will see Spain facing Italy at Wembley Stadium in London. Spain got by Switzerland in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time. Italy advanced by knocking off No. 1 ranked Belgium 2-1, and extending its impressive unbeaten run to 32 matches and counting.
England will also host Denmark at Wembley after both teams won their respective quarterfinals. England brushed aside Ukraine 4-0 in the quarters, while Denmark had a more challenging quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic, advancing with a 2-1 win.
Euro 2021 games today
Here’s the full schedule of Euro 2021 semifinals coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s followed by a brief rundown of all the quarterfinals and Round of 16 matches.
Tuesday, July 6 (Semifinal)
|Italy vs. Spain||3 pm ET||ESPN, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv|
Wednesday, July 7 (Semifinal)
|England vs. Denmark||3 pm ET||ESPN, Univision, TUDN||fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv|
The ABC and ESPN networks have English-language coverage of the tournament with half-hour pregame shows. In addition to daily studio programming and simulcasts of the semis and final, ESPN+ will carry a multi-feed second-screen experience for every game (aerial cam and two team cams).
Univision is providing Spanish-language coverage of the tournament via its free streaming platform PrendeTV (40 matches) and Univision and TUDN linear channels (11 matches).
You can watch all the ABC, ESPN, Univision and TUDN coverage on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
Euro 2021 Quarterfinal results
England 4, Ukraine 0
England is heading back home to host a Euro 2021 semifinal. It barely broke a sweat in a decisive 4-0 quarterfinal win over Ukraine, and it will next host Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London.
Harry Kane scored twice and Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson also chipped in goals in the rout. Kane pounced on a feed from Raheem Sterling to open the scoring in the 4th minute. Then England hit Ukraine with a one-two punch to start the second half on a set-piece header by Maguire (46th minute) and a Kane header goal (50th minute). Both strikes were served up by left back Luke Shaw.
Henderson rounded out the scoring in the 63rd minute on a corner kick header, allowing manager Gareth Southgate to ring in the subs ahead of Wednesday’s semifinal.
The clean sheet marked the fifth straight shutout for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and England at Euro 2021.
Denmark 2, Czech Republic 1
Denmark scored after just five minutes and never looked back, continuing its fairytale run to the semifinals of Euro 2021, where it will face the winner of England vs. Ukraine at Wembley Stadium in London.
Thomas Delaney nodded home a controversial corner kick and Kasper Dolberg volleyed home just before halftime, giving the Danes a 2-0 halftime lead. Czech top scorer Patrik Schick got one back four minutes after the break, but the comeback fell short as Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel came up with several top-class saves in response to the furious Czech reaction in the second half.
But the Danes were ultimately the ones who came closest to scoring a third goal toward the end of the match: Yussuf Poulsen entered off the bench and he was dangerous on a couple of shots on goal that were stopped by the Czech ‘keeper.
Schick’s goal gives him a tournament-leading five alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese star’s lone assist ensures he stays in the top spot of the goal-scorer chart based on that tiebreaker.
Italy 2, Belgium 1
Italy continues marching on at the 2021 Euros, taking down the No. 1-ranked team in the world, Belgium 2-1 in Munich. First-half goals by Nicolo Barella (31st min) and Lorenzo Insigne (44th min) held up, as goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma and the Italian defense kept the Belgians at bay.
After going down 2-0, Belgium reduced the deficit on a Romelu Lukaku penalty just before halftime after Jeremy Doku was bumped from behind in the box. But the Red Devils could not find the net again in the second half. Lukaku came close in the 61st minute, but his shot went off a defender on the goal line. And nine minutes later, Lukaku just missed making contact with a tasty cross which was a touch too high.
Italy extends its team-record unbeaten run to 32 matches and the Azzurri will next face Spain in a July 6 semifinal to be played at Wembley Stadium in London. They will likely do so without influential starting left back Leonardo Spinazzola who suffered a leg injury that forced him to leave the match in tears.
Spain 1, Switzerland 1 (3-1 on PKs)
Spain became the first semifinalist at Euro 2021, bouncing Switzerland 3-1 in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 tie that persisted through extra time.
Goalkeeper Unai Simon stopped two Switzerland penalties and Ruben Vargas missed the target on his attempt. That set up Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal, who clinched the victory when he converted his penalty, Spain’s fifth.
It was a cruel ending for Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who made 10 saves and also stopped a shot during the shootout. He kept his team in the game during the siege by Spain after the Swiss went down to 10 men for a harsh 77th-minute red card shown to midfielder Remo Freuler.
Spain took the early 8th-minute lead on a Swiss own goal after a Jordi Alba shot was deflected on its way to goal by Denis Zakaria. But Spain failed to add to its lead and Switzerland found an equalizer in the second half through Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored his third goal of the tournament after a defensive miscue by Spain’s centerbacks gifted the ball to the Swiss.
Euro 2021 Round of 16 results
Sweden 1, Ukraine 2 (aet)
A goal by Artem Dovbyk late in extra time gave Ukraine a dramatic 2-1 win over 10-man Sweden along with a first-ever ticket to the Euro quarterfinals and a match against England on Saturday. It was Dovbyk’s first goal for Ukraine and he scored it in the 121st minute for the second-latest goal in the history of Euro competition.
Dovbyk was served up the winning header on a platter by Man of the Match Oleksandr Zinchenko, who also scored a goal on top of the assist. The Ukrainians pressed hard for an extra-time winner after Sweden went down a man when Marcus Danielson was sent off for a horrific tackle just nine minutes into the extra period.
The match went to extra time following a 1-1 draw during regulation. The stars of both teams, Zinchenko and Emil Forsberg for Sweden, scored in the first half and both teams hit the woodwork in the second half.
England 2, Germany 0
They finally did it. After 55 years, England defeated Germany in a major competition. Two late goals by Raheem Sterling (75th min) and Harry Kane (86th min) lifted the English past Germany and into the Euro 2021 quarterfinals.
England brought on Jack Grealish in the 69th minute and the Aston Villa midfielder combined with left winger Luke Shaw to create the goals, which both came off service from the left side. Sterling poked home the first cross from Shaw and Kane headed home a Grealish cross for the second. Sterling is now up to three goals at these Euros.
Between those strikes, Germany had a great chance to equalize on a 1-on-1 breakaway, but Thomas Muller pulled his shot wide. Germany’s Timo Werner and Kai Havertz had the other big chances earlier in the match, but English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept them off the board. Pickford is the first goalkeeper ever to earn four straight shutouts to start a Euros competition.
England advances to face Ukraine in a quarterfinal to be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. If the Three Lions can get past the next round, they will host the semifinal and final at Wembley Stadium in London.
France 3, Switzerland 3 (4-5 on PKs)
Switzerland pulled off one of the more memorable upsets in Euros history, ousting World Cup champions and pre-tournament favorite France 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
Swiss ‘keeper Yann Sommer saved France’s final penalty by star forward Kylian Mbappe and Switzerland booked a ticket to its first quarterfinals in a major tournament since 1938.
Switzerland took the shock lead in the 15th minute and had a chance to make it 2-0, but Ricardo Rodriguez had a second-half penalty kick stopped by French ‘keeper Hugo Lloris.
That save turned the game on its head with Karim Benzema scoring twice and Paul Pogba netting a spectacular third to put France up 3-1 with 15 minutes to play. The match appeared to be over.
But the Swiss weren’t done: goals by Haris Seferovic in the 81st and Mario Gavranovic in the 90th minute sent the match to extra time. The 3-3 draw persisted and the match went to a shootout, where the Swiss were the last ones left standing.
Spain 5, Croatia 3
This match was crazy. Just when you thought Spain was cruising to a win after taking a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes to play, Croatia came roaring back to tie it with goals in the 85th and 92nd minutes to send the match to extra time.
Croatia actually took the lead in this game, but it didn’t do anything to contribute to the goal. It was a backpass by Spain midfielder Pedri which skipped past the foot of his goalkeeper Unai Simon and into the back of the net.
But Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres bailed out Simon with their goals. And when the game went to extra time, Simon redeemed himself with a sensational save to prevent the Croatians from going up 4-3.
Then in another story of redemption, heavily-criticized Spain forward Alvaro Morata, who has struggled to convert solid chances in the tournament, scored the game-winner on a spectacular play. Mikel Oyarzabal sealed the result with a goal and the Croatians didn’t have a second two-goal comeback in them. Spain moves on to face Switzerland in the quarterfinals.
Belgium 1, Portugal 0
A lone goal by Thorgan Hazard was all that Belgium needed to knock off Cristiano Ronaldo and defending Euro champion Portugal, 1-0.
Hazard’s swerving blast came out of the blue three minutes before halftime, shocking Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio and his teammates. It proved a jolt to an otherwise cautious first half from both sides.
Belgium was content to protect the lead in the second half, sitting back in a low block. Portugal brought in Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix to boost its attacking fortunes, but the Portuguese couldn’t perforate the Belgian defense. A powerful Ruben Dias set-piece header that was hit right at the ‘keeper and a Raphael Guerreiro shot off the base of the post represented Portugal’s best opportunities.
The road to the July 11 final doesn’t get any easier for Belgium, which next takes on an Italian team that is undefeated in 31 consecutive matches.
Netherlands 0, Czech Republic 2
The Czech Republic is heading to the Euro 2021 quarterfinals, shocking the Netherlands 2-0 in a Round of 16 match played in Budapest.
After a scoreless first half, the turning point in the match came just after the break: First, Dutch forward Donyell Malen failed to convert a 1-on-1 chance with only the goalkeeper to beat. Shortly after, Netherlands center back Matthijs de Ligt received a 55th-minute red card for denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity when he handled the ball just outside the box.
With the Dutch down to 10 men, the Czechs broke through in the 68th minute with Tomas Holes scoring on a header off a corner kick set play. The Czechs did not allow a single shot on goal to the Netherlands during the match and Patrik Schick’s fourth goal of the tournament on an 80th minute near-post finish put the match away for good.
Thanks to the result, there will now be an unexpected tournament semifinalist as the Czech Republic and Denmark get set to battle it out for a ticket to the final four.
Italy 2, Austria 1 (aet)
Austria pushed Italy to the limit, but the Azzurri still found a way to win in extra time, barely getting past the Austrians 2-1 in their Round of 16 matchup. It’s the fourth straight Euros tournament that Italy advances to the quarterfinal stage.
Substitute Federico Chiesa got the breakthrough goal for the Italians in the first period of extra time and another sub, Matteo Pessina, added a second and it looked like Italy was home free to the quarterfinals. But a sensational header goal by Sasa Kalajdzic with six minutes left in extra time gave the Austrians life and they kept pressing for an equalizer that never came.
Austrian players thought they had taken the lead in the 65th minute of regulation when a Marko Arnautovic header looped over goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma, but the goal was scratched due to an offside infraction against Arnautovic.
In addition to securing a date with Belgium in the quarterfinals, the win helped Italy set two national records in the process: consecutive undefeated matches (31) and consecutive shutout minutes (1,145 minutes), beating marks set in the 1930s and 1970s, respectively.
Wales 0, Denmark 4
Denmark has won over the hearts of neutrals in this Euro 2021 tournament and its run will continue after it took care of Wales 4-0 behind two goals from forward Kasper Dolberg.
In his first Euros start, the 23-year-old Dolberg scored the team’s first two goals, including a cracking opening strike which sent the Danes on their way. Two late goals by Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite put the result away in a convincing performance by a team that is on the ascendancy after losing its first two group matches.
Denmark is playing without its star playmaker Christian Eriksen, who survived a cardiac arrest episode in the opening match against Finland. Eriksen and the Danish team became the focus of attention of the soccer world and the outpouring of support has continued unabated throughout the tournament.
The Danes will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round with dreams of replicating their run to the title in 1992.