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England vs Netherlands: Line-ups confirmed in team news for Euro 2024 semi-final

The Netherlands have lost one of their last nine meetings with England

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Team news

England and the Netherlands have named their starting line-ups for the second semi-final at Uefa Euro 2024.

Marc Guehi returns for the Three Lions following his suspension for their quarter-final win over Switzerland on penalties, Ezri Konsa making way for the Crystal Palace centre-back.

Luke Shaw came on as a substitute for his first appearance of the finals in that victory but Kieran Trippier retains his place on the left ahead of the Manchester United defender.

England XI (3-4-2-1): Pickford, Walker, Stones, Guehi, Saka, Mainoo, Rice, Trippier, Bellingham, Foden, Kane

The Netherlands made one change from their 2-1 comeback win over Turkiye in the last eight, Donyell Malen supplanting Steven Bergwijn.

They have been eliminated from all but one of the five Euro semi-final ties they have reached, the exception coming in their only major tournament triumph in 1988.

At least one of Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo have been directly involved in six of their nine goals at the finals and 47 of their 74 attempts at goal.

Netherlands XI (4-3-3): Verbruggen, Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Ake, Schouten, Simons, Reijnders, Malen, Depay, Gakpo

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The state of play

The Netherlands also recovered from falling a goal behind in their opening game of the tournament, beating Poland 2-1 in Hamburg.

Following a 0-0 draw with France, Ronald Koeman’s players suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat to Austria but were much improved in their subsequent 3-0 win over Romania.

They were behind for 35 minutes against Turkiye until Steven de Vrij decisively intervened with a 70th-minute equaliser. Murt Muldur’s own goal six minutes later sent them through.

England have been a study in spirit rather than serenity at the finals, beating Serbia 1-0 in their opener before drawing with Denmark and Slovenia.

The 2020 finalists were heading out in the round of 16 against Slovakia until Jude Bellingham’s 95th-minute equaliser, Harry Kane swiftly scoring their second in extra time to set up a quarter-final against Switzerland.

They fell behind again late in that game, but Bukayo Saka’s sumptuous equaliser five minutes later took them to extra time and penalties, in which they scored all of their spot kicks to go through courtesy of Jordan Pickford’s save from Manuel Akanji.

The winners of England vs Netherlands will face Spain, who beat France in the first semi-final, in the decider at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on Sunday.

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Ben Miller

Ben has more than 10 years' experience in sports journalism, covering two EURO tournaments, European club competitions, the Premier League, EFL and WSL and a variety of other major sporting events.