IT’S COMING Home – or so we hope, as England battles it out against Denmark on Wembley’s football pitch to secure a place in the UEFA Euro 2020 final.

After England sailed through the play-offs with an overwhelming 4-0 win against Ukraine last weekend, the team has made it to the semi-final.

It is not set to be an easy win, however. The Danes are fuelled by an emotive desire to do Christen Eriksen, the midfielder who suffered a cardiac arrest at the beginning of the tournament, proud.

People from all over Oxfordshire are rallying for the team ahead of their game tonight.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain, said: “I'm so proud of our national team.

“Two games away from making history - what a thought."

The game will kick off at 8pm tomorrow.

Lord Mayor of Oxford, Mark Lygo gave his warm wishes to the team: “The success of the tournament so far has bought people together, our wonderful diverse city of Oxford coming as one to celebrate our achievement thus far, hopefully, we’ll get the victory we need to get to the final.

“Football has the power to bring people together, regardless of gender, age, race, or culture. Believe me football ‘is coming home’.”

Oxford Mail: Lord Mayor of Oxford Mark Lygo exercises at South Park. Picture: Richard Cave

Councillor for Northfield Brooke Dr Hosnieh Djafari-Marbini, said: “The England team have brought us all so much joy after a horrible, lonely year.

“The leadership shown by Gareth Southgate and the boys refusing to be divided and kneeling together against racism is a lesson for us all and speaks to how we could all cause ripples of change against division in our own way."

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford, said he will be watching the game and cheering for England on Wednesday night: “Football a great way to bring the nation together, and also with other nations in friendship and good-natured rivalry."

Oxford Mail: The Bishop of Oxford the Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft

Not everyone in Oxford will be supporting England, however.

Local Frank Hansen is Danish and living in Didcot.

He said: “I hope that Denmark’s going to win but either way I am going to be happy. My wife is going to support England, my two younger daughters are drawn to be Denmark or England but one of them is going to be in the final.

“Denmark has a good chance of winning – after Eriksen, the country is hungry for it.

“I predict a 2-0 win to Denmark.”