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'Has it ever been home?' – Kasper Schmeichel's response when asked about stopping England

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Schmeichel is not concerning himself with that clamour for success and instead aimed a cheeky dig at England.

“Has it ever been home? I don’t know, have you ever won it?” the Leicester goalkeeper said, before being reminded of 1966. “Was that not the World Cup?

“To be honest, I haven’t given any thought to what it would mean to stop England more than what it would do for Denmark.

“To be honest, I’ve focused very little on the England national team. It doesn’t really mean anything to me.

“It’s what it would do for our country back home. The joy it would bring to a country of only five-and-a-half million to be able to do something like that, or compete with the nations we’re competing with.

“So, yeah, not really a lot of thought to England’s feelings in this.”

Denmark’s only major tournament success came in their extraordinary Euro 1992 triumph, when Schmeichel’s father Peter, the former Manchester United goalkeeper, was between the sticks.

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