Gareth Southgate confirms England’s starting 11 with Jadon Sancho dropped

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Gareth Southgate has only made one change to his England line-up for Wednesday night's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark, with Bukayo Saka coming in for Jadon Sancho.

England are bidding to reach their first ever European Championship final at Wembley, where they would potentially meet Italy on Sunday night.

The Three Lions are yet to concede a goal at this summer's tournament, but Denmark are likely to provide a stern test in their last-four showdown.

Southgate has not taken too many risks with his starting XI, only swapping Sancho for Saka from last Saturday's 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine in Rome.

Jordan Pickford gets the nod as usual in between the sticks, sitting behind a back four consisting of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Declan Rice then partners Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park, with Mason Mount positioned just ahead of the pair in the No.10 slot.

Saka and Raheem Sterling are occupying the flanks, and England captain Harry Kane of course leads the line.

Southgate is well aware of the challenges facing his side in Wednesday night's game, admitting Denmark will provide a stern test at Wembley.

"The prize is one that we've never experienced," the Three Lions boss said at his pre-match press conference.

"Denmark, of course, have won it so they've got a better record than us and I think people forget that in our country sometimes.

"We don't have as good a footballing history as we like to believe sometimes.

"It's a motivating thing, a challenge for us. If we were a country that had won five titles and had to match what had gone before, we might feel differently. But we're not.

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"We're playing a really good opponent, we knew that before the autumn, and even more so after the games in the autumn.

"It'll be a really tight game, an exciting game for everybody."

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