Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Denmark vs Finland in the opening game for Group B of the European Championship. KO 17:00 BST Denmark and Finland are both aiming to start Euro 2020 with a win as they face off at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen this evening. The Nordic Derby carries an extra tinge of poignancy for Finland, who today begin their first major tournament in history. With Belgium obvious favourites to top Group B both teams will no doubt be eyeing a second position finish to secure comfortable progression into the knockout stages. Team news to follow shortly.

Euro / Group Stage
Parken / 12.06.2021
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Marcus Foley
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Marcus Foley
Updated 12/06/2021 at 19:35 GMT
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The final whistle goes, and Finland have claimed a 1-0 victory in their Group B opener against Denmark. But really, the match and the score does not matter. We can only wish Christian Eriksen a full and speedy recovery after what has been an awful day. Thanks for joining us for these updates.
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There will be four minutes of added time...
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It's desperate stuff from Denmark with long balls galore, and Finland look fairly comfortable at the back. The crowd are urging Denmark forward but there is not much energy out there.
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Denmark are really struggling to conjure up anything in these late stages. It is so, so tough for them.
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A huge chance for Vestergaard as the ball comes over into the box and it's blocked away.
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Finland introduce Rasmus Schuller and Joni Kauko for Teemu Pukki and Tim Sparv.
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Andreas Cornelius replaces midfielder Thomas Delaney for Denmark in what should be a fairly attacking change.
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's penalty is saved by Lukas Hradecky! He dives to his left and that is a very poor penalty kick!
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Paulus Arajuuri fouls Yussuf Poulsen and it's a penalty to Denmark!
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It's a double change for Denmark as Andreas Skov Olsen and Jannik Vestergaard replace captain Simon Kjaer and Jonas Wind.
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The task ahead of Denmark is now a big one in this second half to turn this match around, but they are at least keeping the ball for now.
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The latest statement has come in from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin...
UEFA boss Ceferin, Southgate react to shocking Eriksen incident
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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has spoken to ITV about Eriksen: "We all are aware. It was a real shock. Straight away, we have team-mates in that dressing and players who have shared a lot of time with Eriksen. There is a real sense to send our empathy. We hope he has a full speed of recovery."
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Pohjanpalo pounces to score for Finland! It's a huge goal for Finland. He does not celebrate at all out of respect. Kasper Schmeichel definitely should have done better with the effort straight at him, but you can understand why he may not be at his sharpest.
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Thomas Delaney blazes over from 25 yards and the shots continue to fire in.
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Finland's Tim Sparv receives a yellow card for fouling Yussuf Poulsen and the match is very scrappy at the moment.
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Mathias Jensen flashes over a shot from 20 yards out and the tempo of this match is understandably very different to earlier.
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The second half is back underway and it was a very quick five minutes with the players very keen to continue.
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HALF-TIME - The whistle goes for half-time as the fans cheer the players off the pitch. It's only going to be a five-minute break and we will be back for the second half...
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UEFA have announced that the match will restart...