Euro Diary - Day Three
10/06/2012 by Daniel Alston
evertonfc.com's daily report on Euro 2012.
The European Championships are well underway in Poland and Ukraine - and last night brought the first shock result of the tournament.
John Heitinga's Netherlands side may have dominated their Group B clash with Denmark, but it was the Danes who picked up an important three points at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.
The solitary goal of the game came courtesy of Michael Krohn-Dehli's finish midway through the first half.
In the later fixture, Germany defeated Portugal by the same 1-0 margin thanks to a header from Mario Gomez.
The quartet of nations in Group C kick off their campaigns this evening, with holders Spain facing Italy in the 5pm (BST) game.
Nikica Jelavic is in line to start for Croatia in the 7.45pm fixture - but opponents Republic of Ireland are set to name his Everton team-mate Darron Gibson on the bench.
Elsewhere, new England manager Roy Hodgson says that his Three Lions side will show no fear against France in their Group D opener on Monday.
Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines are in the squad for the much anticipated clash and will be hoping to feature.
Hodgson said: "The players think we can beat France. There's no question about that. There's no fear in that respect.
"There's healthy respect for the team, as they deserve to have. We know their players and their qualities."