Wales have landed in the Netherlands looking to continue their Euro 2020 journey against Denmark, while Italy will fly to London later on Friday ahead of their last 16 against Austria at Wembley
Robert Page’s team trained at the Acqua Acetosa complex in Rome after the last group match against the Italians – and they are one of the most traveled nations after playing their first two games in Baku.
Danish fans will be able to go to Saturday’s clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena and avoid quarantine by spending less than 12 hours in the country as part of an exemption from entry rules for residents of the European Union and the Schengen area.
Wales, however, will be looking to give them little to cheer as they aim to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.
Italy and Austria will not be able to train at Wembley – which will also host the semi-finals and final on 11 July – ahead of the round of 16 to protect the pitch, with England facing Germany less than 72 hours after Saturday’s match. .
Roberto Mancini’s team should instead train at the Coverciano base on Friday morning and then fly to England later.
The Azzurri have impressed so far, finishing first in Group A ahead of Wales, while Austria have qualified second in Group C behind the Netherlands.
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Attack on statistics
Cristiano Ronaldo tops the Euro 2020 scoreboard with five, as Portugal prepare to face Belgium in Seville on Sunday. Having made his debut at Euro 2004, Ronaldo set a new record for final tournaments with 14. The Juventus forward has now also entered a share of the all-time record in international men’s football with 109, along with ‘Iran Ali Daei.
Wales vs Denmark (Round of 16, June 26, Amsterdam, 1700 BST) Italy vs Austria (Round of 16, June 26, London, 2000)