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Euro 2024 live updates: England vs. Netherlands prediction, lineups, semifinal team news



Euro 2024 live updates: England vs. Netherlands prediction, lineups, semifinal team news


England and the Netherlands face off Wednesday in the Euro 2024 semifinals, with the winner advancing to Sunday’s final against Spain.

The pre-tournament favorite, England has only scored five goals in five matches, needing late equalizers to force extra time in eventual knockout stage wins over Slovakia and Switzerland. The Netherlands beat Romania in the Round of 16 (3-0) and Turkey (2-1) in the quarterfinal to set up the showdown vs. England.

“We’re here for a reason, Holland are here for a reason and may the best team win,” England midfielder Declan Rice said.

England has never won the Euros, finishing runner-up in 2020, while the Netherlands won the tournament back in 1988.

Follow along for live updates from Wednesday’s match in Dortmund:

Wednesday’s England vs. Netherlands match will air on FOX and can be streamed via or Fubo.

Odds via BetMGM

Regular time result:

  • Netherlands to win: +200
  • England to win: +170
  • Draw: +180

To advance

  • Netherlands: +100
  • England: -125

Jim Reineking: Netherlands 2, England 1 – When will England’s inevitable choke in a major international tournament happen? It had to sweat out wins against Slovakia in the Round of 16 (two very late goals to win) and Switzerland in the quarterfinals (in a penalty shootout). Well, England’s luck will run out Wednesday against the Netherlands. Led by Golden Boot candidate Cody Gakpo, the Netherlands has displayed a more potent offense than England so far (nine goals vs. five for the Three Lions) and that will be the difference in reaching Sunday’s final vs. Spain.

Jesse Yomtov: England 1, Netherlands 1 (ENG wins in penalties) – Say what you will about England’s crawl to the semifinals, but the team showed incredible resolve in its two knockout round wins to grab late equalizers and force extra time against Slovakia and Switzerland. This game should be more open than some of England’s other contests in this tournament and the Three Lions can be expected to look more dangerous in attack.

England vs. Netherlands predicted lineups

England: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Marc Guéhi; Bukayo Saka, Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice, Luke Shaw; June Bellingham, Phil Foden; Harry Kane

Netherlands: Bart Verbruggen; Denzel Dumfries, Stefan De Vrij, Virgil Van Dijk, Nathan Aké; Jerdy Schouten, Xavi Simons, Tijjani Reijnders; Donyell Malen, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo

Bukayo Saka, England stayed loose with golf outing

Bukayo Saka won plaudits for striking the ball so sweetly in England’s quarter-final win over Switzerland and did it again on his golf debut at the weekend even if his celebrations were spoiled by an embarrassing tumble over the golf bag.

Beginner’s luck it may have been but Saka, who equalized against the Swiss and converted his penalty in the 5-3 shootout win, shone when England were treated to some golf on their day off on Sunday.

“Oh my goodness – best shot of my life,” Saka said after his first effort.

He struck the ball well on his next attempt too and while enjoying generous applause he stumbled comically, prompting laughter and ridicule from teammates. The distraction could be just what England need ahead of their semi-final with Netherlands on Wednesday, when they aim to reach their second successive Euros final.

– Reuters

England players back manager Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate is exactly what England need as a leader and he has instilled a sense of togetherness in a team who have grown stronger during Euro 2024 and have never been more motivated, defender Luke Shaw said on Monday. 

“He really took us to the next level, no manager has really been as successful as him as what he’s been doing recently,” Shaw told a press conference.

– Reuters

Netherlands faced travel disruption getting to Dortmund

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman shrugged off the travel disruption faced by his squad on Tuesday and said the team were well rested ahead of Wednesday’s European Championship semi-final against England.

The Dutch were forced to abandon their plans to travel to Dortmund by train from their base at Wolfsburg, after the service was canceled due to a blockage on the route, the Dutch Football Association said.

Instead, they flew to Dortmund, arriving at their hotel some four hours later than planned.

“It was not a problem, we had a good rest this afternoon, we were on the plane for just 30 minutes, arrived at our hotel and we can have a good rest tonight,” Koeman said in an interview with UEFA after his scheduled pre-match press conference had to be canceled because of the travel delay.

– Reuters

Where is the Euro 2024 final?

The final for Euro 2024 will be played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Sunday, July 14. The venue previously hosted the 2006 World Cup final (Italy defeated France) and 2015 UEFA Champions League final.

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