What channel is Denmark v Finland? TV channel, kick-off time and livestream

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The first Group B game of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament gets under way at 5pm on Saturday 12th June with Denmark taking on Finland.

This summer’s competition was postponed until this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the tournament initially set to take place on June 12th 2020.

The Danes, who did not qualify for the last European Championships in 2016, will be looking to better their last performance in the tournament, where they failed to make it out of the group stage four years prior.

This meeting will be the 60th between the two nations, with the Danes winning significantly more (38) than their opponents (11), while they have drawn on 10 occasions too.

The Parken Stadium in Copenhagen will play host to Denmark v Finland Saturday

What time is Denmark vs Finland?

Denmark vs Finland kicks-off at 5pm on Saturday 12th June.

What TV channel is it on?

The game will be shown on BBC One, with coverage starting at 4:00.

Fans can also tune in via BBC iPlayer via the broadcaster's website.

Team news and form guide

Coming into the competition, Denmark have been in fine form, winning eight of their last 10 international fixtures. This includes an 8-0 thumping of Moldova on March 28th.

Kasper Hjulmand will be at the helm for the Danes for Euro 2020, he has named a 26-man squad with only four individuals playing their trade in the nation’s top flight.

Hjulmand, who will be in charge of the team for his first major tournament, has opted to include 20-year-old Mikkel Damsgaard in his squad. The forward has scored two goals in two appearances for the Danes.

Amongst the 26 players selected by the Dane, familiar names such as captain Simon Kjær, Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Daniel O'Shaughnessy of Finland
(Image: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Finland on the other hand have never qualified for the competition. They won six of their 10 qualifying matches to get to Euro 2020.

The Fins, who are managed by Markku Kanerva, will be hoping they can make a name for themselves in the competition, with the nation huge underdogs.

Their 26-man squad has no individuals currently plying their trade in Finland’s top flight.

Kanerva will be looking to Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki to hit the back of the net as much as possible. The 31-year-old has 30 international goals to his name, 21 more than the next highest scorer in the squad, Joel Pohjanpalo.

Before they meet in their first game of the competition, both nations had the opportunity to assess their squads, with Denmark drawing 0-0 to Germany on June 2nd, before beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 four days later.

Group B opponents Finland took on Estonia on June 4th, losing 1-0. The nation will be looking to turn their fortunes around in this game, having not won in their last six matches.

How each team will line-up for the match will be interesting to see. The Fins have played with five or three at the back, switching between the two in their last five matches, but it seems like Kanerva will opt for three for this game.

However, Denmark favours an extra man in defence, with Hjulmand predominantly using the 4-2-3-1 formation during his reign as boss.

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