Euro 2020: England fans gear up for semi-final showdown against Denmark

England football fans across the South East are preparing to cheer their team to victory in Wednesday night’s crucial Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark.

Three Lions supporters are expected to get through nearly 10 million pints in pubs and beer gardens on Wednesday, while the majority of the 60,000 supporters inside Wembley for the semi-final showdown with Denmark later will hope to create a typically partisan, and very loud, atmosphere.

It is the first time the men’s team has made it to the semi-final of a European Championship since an ill-fated penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany at Euro 96.

England manager Gareth Southgate, who saw his penalty saved in the sudden death shootout 25 years ago, will be hoping his team can go at least one better and make it to the final, also at Wembley, on Sunday evening.

England v Denmark: What you need to know about the Euro 2020 semi-final

When is the match happening?

The Euro 2020 semi-final kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday 7 July at Wembley Stadium.

Can I get a ticket?

The FA has said the England Supporters Travel club will have an allocation of nearly 8,500 tickets for the game, with remaining tickets going on sale to those who applied for tickets in the original ticket application process in 2019 but did not choose to return them or requested a refund. Otherwise, it looks like there isn't another way to get tickets - all tickets for the games are sold via the Uefa ticket portal and both England's semi-final and the final are marked as sold out.

Where can I watch the game on TV or online?

The game will be broadcast on ITV, with coverage starting from 6.30pm. It will also be available to stream online on the ITV Hub (for viewers in the UK only).

When is the final?

The Euro 2020 final will take place at Wembley on Sunday 11 July at 8pm.

Former football manager, Harry Redknapp, believes the "great squad" can win the competition.

Harry Redknapp says once the Euros are over, he will be focusing on getting ready for Soccer Aid which takes place in September. Tickets are on sale now.

At AFC Stoneham in Eastleigh, the youth teams are also those hoping for an England win.

Aaron Rattan, who coaches the AFC Stoneham Youth under 8s and under 10s, says those he trains are inspired by the England team and look up to the players as role models.

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), which covers Kent, Surrey, Sussex and north east Hampshire, is warning of increased demand ahead of the match.

The public is being reminded to be sensible and to look out for others.

Tonight’s semi-final kicks off at 8pm, with tens of millions expected to watch the match on ITV.

Victory will see them in their first major final since the 1966 World Cup.

Italy await the winners of Wednesday’s match following a semi-final victory against Spain on Tuesday in which they triumphed on penalties when the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Those watching from outside venues may need to be prepared for all weathers, with sunshine and showers forecast for parts of England throughout the day.

Watch England v Denmark live on ITV and ITV Hub on Wednesday 7 July - coverage begins from 6.30pm, kick off at 8pm