Czech Republic vs Denmark Euro 2020 quarter-final preview, team news, kick-off time

When they meet in Baku on Saturday for their quarterfinal tie (kickoff at 5pm BST), the Czech Republic will face Denmark for a place in the Euro 2020 semi finals.The Czech Republic made full use of Matthijs De Ligt's dismissal and beat Netherlands 2-0 to secure their place in the final eight. Denmark, which won the European Championship in 1992, won a convincing victory of 4-0 to send Wales packing.Head-to-head... Head-to-head...Hjulmand - We can keep playing without fearImage: Denmark was the first European Championship team to score at least four goals in consecutive games.Denmark coach Kasperhjulmand is positive that his team can play without fear, as they attempt to replicate the feat of their 1992 predecessors.After their disastrous start, when Christian Eriksen suffered a heart attack and died in their first defeat to Finland, the Danes have steadily grown in stature. The Danes will face the Czech Republic in Baku in the quarter-final after scoring four times in their previous two matches. Hjulmand is hopeful that the "courage" displayed by his players will continue.The Denmark coach said that while it was impossible to compare his team's ability to play more freely, he could say that he believes the most important thing in their game is to play with no fear.Johan Cruyff was a great inspiration to me. He said that you can't play football with fear. This doesn't necessarily mean you should not think both ways. It doesn't mean that you should stop thinking backwards. However, it does mean that you can't play your best football if you're afraid."It is my responsibility to create a playable framework. From there, I want my players do their best to be themselves and to show the world who they are as individuals. We strive to work with courage and allow the players to be themselves."We will play with the heart of Christian Eriksen again. He is still the heart of our team and we will continue to push the button tomorrow with the same heart. We won't be afraid to give everything and have no fear.View from Denmark... Denmark coach KasperhjulmandIt's a chance we may never get again. A chance we have worked hard for for many years. It is a childhood dream. For many people, it's many, long years of work. We want to make the most out of it, do our best, be prepared, follow through and see where we can go.Silhavy: Czechs won’t reminisce over Euro 2004 win0:27 Former international from the Czech Republic Daniel Pudil is optimistic that the side will be able to secure a place at the Euro 2020 semi-finals against Denmark in Baku.This was the last time they met at this tournament. The Czechs won 3-0, but Jaroslav Silhavy stated that he wouldn't be using that as motivation.He said, "I was an assistant coach back then and it's fun to reminisce over this game.""This team knows how we played back then, and that was a huge success, but the situation is now different."I don’t have any motivational speeches for this. My players can get a lot out of me, but not by reminiscing over the 2004 game.View from Czech Republic... Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silavay:"Denmark is a strong team. Their style is very similar to ours. We must match their commitment and approach. A single mistake can make all the difference in a match. It will be us, I believe, who can capitalize on some of the mistakes of our opponents. It will be tight and it will all come down to the small things.News from the teamImage: Jaroslav Silhavy, Czech Republic, has a selection headacheCzech Republic has Jan Boril available after suspension, and he is likely back at left-back.Jaroslav Silhavy must make other decisions; Vladimir Darida, Jakub Jankto and Jakub Jankto were on the bench against the Netherlands. However, they could be replaced by Antonin Barak or Petr Sevcik should the head coach decide to abandon a winning formula.Kasper Hjulmand, Denmark's head coach, has been encouraged by fitness updates from Yusuf Poulsen and Daniel Wass, who all have overcome knocks.Poulsen, Wass and Kjaer were both injured in the Wales match. However, the trio should still be available for the quarterfinal contest.Martin Braithwaite and Kasper Dolberg impressed as front three last time and they will all be confident that they will retain their positions.Schmeichel: We are not looking to imitate the '92 teamImage: Kasper Schmeichel states that Denmark is not yet thinking about winning the tournament.Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, a son of Peter Schmeichel, is closer than anyone to the 1992 European Championship-winning squad.The Leicester goalkeeper says they have not yet considered that feat.He said, "I have not spoken to him [his father] about his experiences." "I believe any child growing up in Denmark knows all about 1992 and the legend that has been passed down about this team.Can Denmark be third time lucky? Denmark lost their quarter-final tie in major tournaments (World Cup/Euros) against Brazil in 1998 (2-3), and against Czech Republic (0-3) in Euro 2004."It is something that we all grew up with, and I don’t believe it is any different for me than anyone else."We don’t want to disappoint. We want to continue making our country and our loved ones proud.""We don't plan to leave any time soon, so tomorrow we will attack another time."Carsten Werge, 1:12 TV2's football editor, says England will not fear Denmark if they meet in the semi-finals at Euro 2020.Patrik Scheick: Czech Republic dangerman... Patrik Schiick has scored 15 goals in his 30 appearances for the Czech Republic. He also scored four goals in four Euro 2020 games.Five players have scored five or more goals in their first Euros tournament. The most recent was Antoine Griezmann, who scored six goals for France in 2016. One of the previous five was Schick's compatriot Milan Baros in Euro 2004 (five).Schick scored three left-footed goals in support of the Czech Republic at Euro 2020. This is the most by any player.Griezmann, Euro 2016 for France (4) was the only European Championship winner to have scored more than three left-footed goals in one tournament.Opta statsImage: Czech Republic's Patrik Scheick celebrates with Tomas Holes, Czech Republic's second goal against the netherlands.Five of six previous matches between Denmark and Czech Republic ended in draws, the most recent being a November 2016 friendly. This run also included a 3-0 win by Denmark in a March 2013 World Cup qualifier.Denmark became the first European Championship team to score at least four goals in consecutive games with a victory over Russia (4-1), and Wales (4-4). They have scored nine goals at Euro O 2020 so far, surpassing the total of 10 in the 1986 World Cup.This is the fourth quarter-final of the European Championship for the Czech Republic. They have reached the final in two of their previous three matches (1996 vs Portugal and 2004 vs Denmark), but failed to reach this stage the last time they tried, when they lost 1-0 to Portugal.Denmark average 18.8 shots per game and 7.3 shots on the target per match at EURO 2020. They have both reached their highest ever numbers at major tournaments (since 1966, World Cup and EURO).Mikkel Damsgaard was directly involved in seven goals during his six appearances for Denmark at all competitions. He scored three goals and assisted four. Damsgaard had three chances in the victory against Wales, which was a 4-0 win.Germany win verdict and team selection vs UkraineEngland is now the favourite to win Euro 2020 after beating Germany. Jamie Carragher was able to give his verdict on England's historic victory over Germany when he joined Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast. He discusses why Gareth Southgate's team could reach new heights, and also evaluates the key players in the squad.Part two of the show features Peter Smith and Sky Sports' football writer Charlotte Marsh, who join Adam Smith, Sky Sports data editor Adam Smith, to discuss the other quarter-finals. They also work out who will advance from the ties between the Czech Republic vs Denmark, Belgium vs Italy, or Switzerland vs Spain.