Euro 2021: London finally lives to the rhythm of the competition before England-Denmark

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London, like other cities in England, is getting impatient a few hours before the kickoff of the second semi-final of Euro 2021, between England and Denmark, Wednesday at Wembley (9 p.m.) .

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It was difficult, until Tuesday, to guess, in central London, that a Euro was playing out in the London capital… Far from the usual atmospheres of the organizing country, the British capital lived at the usual pace of its days summer interspersed with showers. Since Wednesday morning, the atmosphere has changed and the Three Lions jerseys have started to flourish, especially on the sidewalks of London, from Saint Pancras to Soho, via the banks of the Thames.

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Another sign is not mistaken. Since this Wednesday morning, it is impossible to enter a pub without a reservation. Tables are taken by storm and pints are ordered in double rounds. The excitement is palpable. Finally, and perhaps for the first time since the start of this so special Euro 2021, a city is wearing the colors of the event and in this case of the English national team. This Wednesday evening (9 p.m.), between 60,000 people are expected at Wembley for the second semi-final of Euro 2021, between England and Denmark.

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Wembley ready to go ablaze for the English

The stands of the mythical enclosure will be almost exclusively furnished by English since the restrictions in force in England deprive the Danes living abroad of any possibility of coming, since any person entering the kingdom is subjected to an isolation ranging from five at ten days. The English choir should not have too much trouble covering the encouragement of some 8,000 Danish supporters announced, expatriates living in England for the most part.

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The Danish Red and Whites, on the other hand, will be supported by the Danish Crown Prince, his wife and their eldest son. The trio is exempt from the quarantine rules because “it is only natural that the royal family, there too, represents Denmark”, justified their spokesperson. “Today is the big day! Go England!” Tweeted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while Prince Charles wished the selection good luck in a message accompanied by a clip of a military ensemble performing the unofficial Three Lions anthem “Football’s coming home”.

Sarah Griffon and Timothée Maymon

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