15:00 ET Canada-USA | 21:00 Cairo Local Time
Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
We’ve finally made our way through to the final set of group stage fixtures at UEFA Euro 2020 which seems to have happened in the blink of an eye. Group A has already finished up their campaign and tonight, Group B will be joining them with all four countries hoping to round things off in a big way.
Today, we’re going to take a look at what should be an enticing affair between Russia and Denmark tonight.
The Russians seem to thrive under a home-field advantage and while they won’t have that in this game, the win over Finland would’ve given them the confidence to believe they can edge through in second place. They have power and determination on their side to make up for the fact that, in more ways than one, they just can’t seem to hold a candle to some of the better nations in this tournament.
Zhirkov is out through injury here with Mostovoy also being ruled out for the visitors. Fernandes was taken to hospital with a spinal injury but has been cleared since then, although his overall fitness in time for kick-off has been questioned.
Denmark’s run at Euro 2020 has been hit by the tragic collapse of Christian Eriksen in their first game, but they aren’t the kind of team to go down without a fight.
We still think they’ve got some match-winners in their ranks who can spring a surprise on the final day, although in all honesty, it may not even be seen as a surprise with bookmakers believing the Copenhagen crowd can see them through to victory this evening.
The hosts are set to stick with a back three after their success against Belgium with the only major absence, of course, being Eriksen, who may be forced to retire as a result of going into cardiac arrest in their opening fitxture.