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How the Euro 2020 semifinals bracket is shaping up in quarterfinal play

The quarterfinals are underway and teams are advancing into the semifinals. We break down how the bracket is shaping up for the final four teams.

Croatia v Spain - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16
Ferran Torres of Spain celebrates with Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta after scoring their side’s third goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between Croatia and Spain at Parken Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photo by Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty Images

The Euro 2020 competition has advanced to the knockout stage and eliminations are underway. The Round of 16 began on Saturday, June 26 and teams have begun securing their spot in the quarterfinals.

The tournament featured 24 teams playing in six groups with 16 advancing to the knockout stage. Eight will advance to the quarterfinals and play those games on July 2 and 3. The semifinals will play on July 6 and 7 and the Final is July 11. Here’s a look at how the bracket is shaping up as the competition moves another round closer to crowning a champion.

Tuesday, July 6

Italy vs. Spain

How Italy got here: Italy had a scare against Austria in the round of 16, needing extra time to take out the strong defensive unit. The Azzurri held on against Belgium in a 2-1 win to advance to the semifinal. Italy has won its last 13 fixtures.

How Spain got here: Spain bounced back after an embarrassing own goal against Croatia to score three straight, only to give away two late goals to go to extra time. The group then beat Switzerland in penalty kicks to make the semifinal round.

Wednesday, July 7

Denmark vs England

How Denmark got here: The Danes took down Czech Republic 2-1 with Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg providing goals in the first half for the victors. Patrik Schick gave Czech Republic hope with an early strike in the second half, but Denmark held on to preserve the victory and a spot in the semifinal.

How England got here: Harry Kane scored two goals as England stormed past Ukraine 4-0 to reach the semifinal. England was up 1-0 entering the second half, but Harry Maguire and Kane quickly broke the game by scoring right after each other. Jordan Henderson found the back of the net off a corner kick to notch his first international goal.