FOOTBALL – On Saturday, Spain played against Denmark for a place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2022. Denmark had to win to advance in the European Championship while for Spain a draw was enough due to a better goal difference.
Denmark accelerated the game and provided several attacks. However, no goals were forthcoming. Spain played it safe, but in the end provided clarity. In the last minute of regular time, Marta Cardona made the decisive 1-0 with a header.
Spain meet England in Euro 2022 quarterfinals on July 20
With this result, Spain is through to the quarter-finals of the European Championship. On Wednesday 20 July at 9.00 pm, the Spanish ladies will play against the England. However, it is not yet clear whether Dutch head coach, Sarina Wiegman will be present at this match. She tested positive for corona a few days ago. Consequently, she was missing during England’s last group match against Northern Ireland.
Positively tested players or staff members may rejoin the team when the person in question is free of complaints and can submit a negative test. The latter could theoretically take weeks.
Spanish football players up against a successful England side
In any case, Spain will have a tough job with England. The host country is extremely successful during this European Championship. England has already scored 6 points from the first two matches; England beat Austria 1-0 and inflicted a painful 8-0 defeat on Norway.
Spanish princesses present at European Championship match Spain-Denmark
Last Saturday, Spanish princesses Leonor and Sofía were also among the spectators at Brentford Community Stadium, in one of the suburbs of London. The 16-year-old heir to the throne was present with her sister and accompanied, among others, by the Spanish Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta.
Leonor and Sofía were officially received and had their picture taken with personalised football shirts they had been given. The presence of the Spanish princesses at the match is intended to support women’s football and to bring this sport to the attention of their own generation.