THE eyes of Europe, maybe even the world, will be on Wembley this evening as England look to make their first major final for 55 years. 

In case you hadn't heard, they take on Denmark in the semi-final of the European Championship at 8pm tonight. 

Their second semi-final in a row - after the 2018 World Cup in Russia - and the first in this tournament since Euro 1996, held on these isles. 

England have grown into the tournament. Long-suffering Three Lions fans can be forgiven for thinking it was going to be same old story after a 0-0 draw against Scotland, and only two goals from three group stage matches. 

Instead, Southgate has found a way to break the mould with his young stars (and one or two older campaigners).

The round of 16 saw the first competitive win over Germany since that day in 1966, and the quarter-final a suspiciously comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine - their biggest ever tournament win.  

Harry Kane has come into form, they are scoring from set pieces, and Luke Shaw is setting the tournament alight, much to the annoyance of his former manager Jose Mourinho. Sterling is on fire, and they haven't conceded in five straight games, only the second time that has ever happened in a major finals. 

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Surprise selections - such as Bukayo Saka - and formations that have not gone down well on social media have all come off for England. It's almost too good to be true. 

And so to Denmark. 

The Danes, despite starting the tournament slowly, are not to be underestimated, something Gareth Southgate absolutely will not be doing. 

They will still be highly motivated after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest, and it was only in October of last year that Denmark beat England AT Wembley, winning 1-0 in the Nations League. They have had seven different scorers in the tournament so far, something Southgate will be weary off.

They put four past Russia, four past Wales, and will be set on matching the feats of their very own Class of 92, who won the Euros despite not initially even qualifying. They will relish the underdog status, as England go into the match favourites. 

And at their heart of their defence is a Premier Legague player from just down the road in Southampton FC centre back Jannik Vestergaard.

Baddiel and Skinner's Three Lions will be chanted up and down the country, beers will be sunk (or thrown), and the clock will tick down to 8pm.

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Is it Coming Home? 

I dont know. England should be confident, and have enough to get past Denmark, but for as different as it may feel this time around, this is still England, and this is still tournament football. Remember Iceland? 

Italy await the winners.