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SATURDAY'S GAMES

Denmark vs. England

June 14, 2002|Jim Barrero

*--* 4:30 a.m. at Niigata, Japan TV: Ch. 34. Delayed: Ch. 7, 12:30 p.m.; Ch. 46, 2:30 p.m How they got here: Denmark (2-0-1) won Group A; England (1-0-2) was runner-up in Group E Sidelined: Denmark's Christian Poulsen (two yellow cards); England's Owen Hargreaves (injured) Denmark update: Striker Jon Dahl Tomasson, who has four goals and is the tournament's second-leading scorer with Brazil's Ronaldo, might miss the game because of a thigh injury. Tomasson is the player the Danes can least afford to lose because other offense has been difficult to come by. Midfielder Stig Tofting also is doubtful because of an injured left foot England update: A lack of offense in the flow of play has to be a concern for the English. Michael Owen, the darling of the 1998 World Cup, has not scored in three games. The two England goals to this point have been on set pieces--a David Beckham penalty kick and a Sol Campbell header off a corner kick Outlook: Without Tomasson, Denmark's impressive run might be finished. With him, the Danes, who eliminated France, could take out another superpower

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