Bukayo Saka returned to England starting line-up for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark as Gareth Southgate’s men aim to reach a first major tournament final in 55 years.

Saka missed the 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine in Saturday’s quarter-final due to a minor injury, but has impressed in his two starts of the tournament so far against the Czech Republic and Germany.

Southgate opted for a back four rather than switching to five at the back to match up Denmark’s preferred system like he did in the 2-0 last-16 win over Germany.

Denmark are unchanged from their quarter-final win over the Czechs in Baku.

Kasper Dolberg keeps his place up front after scoring three times in the last two games with RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen left on the bench.


Starting line-ups:

England (4-3-3)

Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Mason Mount; Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane (capt), Raheem Sterling

Coach: Gareth Southgate (ENG)

Denmark (3-4-3)

Kasper Schmeichel; Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjaer (capt), Jannik Vestergaard; Jens Stryger Larsen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Thomas Delaney, Joakim Maehle; Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Mikkel Damsgaard

Coach: Kasper Hjulmand (DEN)

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)