“It’s Never Coming Home,”: Denmark Fans Taunt England Ahead of England Ahead of Euro 2024 Match

“It’s Never Coming Home,”: Denmark Fans Taunt England Ahead of England Ahead of Euro 2024 Match

Elijah Odetokun
June 20, 2024 at 3:54 PM
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  • The Three Lions of England are in action against the White and Red of Denmark in their second Euro 2024 Group C encounter
  • England won their first game 1-0 against Serbia, while the Danes drew 1-1 against Slovenia through a late goal in the opener
  • Ahead of the clash, the Denmark fans are making themselves heard with a chant against the England national team

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England and Denmark are slugging it out in their second Group C game of the 2024 European Championship, with both sets of fans making an impression before the match.

England, one of the tournament’s favourites, battled to a narrow 1-0 win in their opening match, while Denmark were pegged back through a late goal to draw 1-1 against Slovenia.

Denmark, England, Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany, Euro 2024.
Denmark fans march into the Waldstadion in Frankfurt ahead of their match against England on June 20, 2024. Photo by Matthias Hangst.
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The Three Lions can book their spot in the next round if they win after Slovenia and Serbia drew 1-1 earlier today, while Denmark can go top of the table if they win.

Denmark fans chant against England

The two sides are playing at the Waldstadion, the home of Eintracht Frankfurt, one of the 10 stadiums selected to host the tournament.

As seen in footage shared on X by TNT Sports, the Danes in their traditional white and red were marching towards the stadium while chanting, “England, England, it's never coming home.”

The chant is a jibe at the English, who invented football and are famously seen as the home of football, even though they have achieved limited success at the senior level.

The English fans took the chant as their mantra at Euro 2021, where they reached the final but lost to Italy in a penalty shootout. The Italians taunted them with, “They thought it was coming home, but it's going to Rome.”

Gareth Southgate named an unchanged starting 11 as the same that beat Serbia in the first match, despite the challenges of the first match, particularly with Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield and Phil Foden.

Alexander Bah replaced Joakim Maehle as the right-wing back in the only replacement for Denmark from the team that faced Slovenia.

Southgate responds to ten Hag

Sports Brief reported on Gareth Southgate responding to Erik ten Hag after the Manchester United manager criticised his tactics for their opening win over Serbia.

Southgate was linked with the United job when ten Hag’s future was uncertain, but the FA Cup win over Manchester City saved the Dutch’s job, and he will continue next season.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.