England celebrate.

Four Reds left as we reach quarter-final stage

Wednesday 30 June 2021 09:51

After much drama and excitement, eight nations remain in with a chance of winning Euro 2020 - with four Reds still involved in the competition.

With two rest days to prepare for the four quarter-final ties on Friday and Saturday, there is a chance to take stock and look at what that means for the United men representing their countries.

Of course, England contain the most members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad, down from four to three after Dean Henderson's withdrawal due to injury.

Luke Shaw and UEFA's Star of the Match Harry Maguire were outstanding in the 2-0 victory over Germany at Wembley and, while Marcus Rashford was an unused substitute, surely he could be a real weapon to use as he should be fresh and raring to go.

Our Three Lions trio head to Rome for Saturday night's test against Ukraine, following a last-gasp victory for Andriy Shevchenko's side over Victor Lindelof's Sweden in extra-time at Hampden Park on Tuesday night.

Victor unfortunately joined Daniel James, Dylan Levitt, Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in bowing out of the tournament at the round-of-16 stage.

David De Gea may have picked up an injury in training with Spain, but he was still on the bench for their dramatic 5-3 success against Croatia and may be pushing first-choice Unai Simon for a start in the first quarter-final, against Switzerland, on Friday at 17:00 BST.

The other ties see Belgium face Italy and Czech Republic take on Denmark.

One sub-plot is possible suspensions due to players picking up two yellow cards but the cut-off point is the end of the next round, meaning the only way anybody will miss the final through a ban is if they are sent off in the semi-finals. Maguire did receive a booking against Germany.


Switzerland v Spain (17:00 BST),  Saint Petersburg.
Belgium v Italy (20:00 BST), Munich

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Czech Republic v Denmark (17:00 BST), Baku
Ukraine v England (20:00 BST), Rome

The victors in Friday's matches meet on Tuesday, with Saturday's two winners playing a day later at 20:00 BST. Both semi-finals are at Wembley, as is the final on Sunday 11 July at 20:00 BST.