Three have fallen but one Southampton man still remains on the quest for Euro 2020 glory.
While most players at Saints are enjoying a well earned break from the hustle and bustle of the Premier League, a select few have the privilege of representing their nation at Euro 2020.
The Europe spanning competition has reached the knockout rounds with no shortage of drama to speak of. A trio of SFC representatives have already felt the heartbreak of an early exit but one still remains to carry the red and white beacon.
Jannik Vestergaard is the last man standing as Denmark advanced, to the quarter finals of the tournament.
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The Danes’ 4-0 victory over Wales saw Vestergaard perform well, as he allowed the opposition very little opportunity. Kasper Dolberg scored two, to send his side into a deserved last eight tie.
Denmark’s win over the British side was comprehensive, but their journey to the last 16 was anything but easy.
The 28-year old played in Two of the three group games. A 4-1 demolition of Russia and a narrow defeat to Belgium.
The only one in which the centre-back did not take part in was the harrowing match against Finland.
The game was suspended as Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed, after suffering a heart attack. Eriksen was thankfully given lifesaving resuscitation and taken to the nearby Hospital.
The Inter Milan star is now recovering from his cardiac arrest at home. (Mail Online)
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Despite witnessing the near-death experience of a team mate and friend, the Denmark team were callously expected to complete the match within 24-hours.
UEFA reportedly asked the Nations to either complete the affair at noon the next day or finish the game that evening. The teams opted for the latter and played on just a few hours later. (Metro Sport)
Denmark overcame the emotional pain to creep through the group in second place. Kasper Hjulmand’s men only managed 3 points, but prevailed on goal difference.
Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong meanwhile, flew the flag for Scotland. The duo gave creditable performances, but couldn’t prevent their team from making an early exit.
Adams particularly impressed for the Tartan Army and look lively against England and the Czech Republic.
Despite playing in all three contests and fashioning some excellent chances along the way, Adams failed to convert.
Stuart Armstrong also couldn’t trouble the scorers, even though he started in two of the three games.
Steve Clark’s squad only managed a single point, which came against rivals England.
A severe lack of goals ultimately proved to be the team’s undoing. Scotland only managed one goal in the entire European Championship. Callum McGregor of Celtic claimed that distinction, during a 3-1 defeat to Croatia.
Sadly, Poland’s Jan Bednarek did not fare much better.
The defender started every game but couldn’t help his side to Victory. The Polish only secured one point, which came against former World cup and Euros champions Spain. They unsurprisingly finished bottom of the group.