Team lineups confirmed for Euro 2024 semi-final
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Team lineups confirmed for Euro 2024 semi-final

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England and the Netherlands have revealed their starting lineups for the second semi-final of UEFA Euro 2024.

Marc Guehi returns for the Three Lions after being suspended in their quarter-final win over Switzerland on penalties, with Ezri Konsa making way for the Crystal Palace centre-back.

Luke Shaw came on as a substitute for his first final appearance in that victory, but Kieran Trippier retains his place on the left in front 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 against Turkey in the quarter-finals, with Donyell Malen replacing Steven Bergwijn.

They have been knocked out of every Euro semi-final they have appeared in except one, the exception being their only triumph at a major tournament in 1988.

At least Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo were directly involved in six of their nine goals in the final and 47 of their 74 goal attempts.

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 managed to come back from a goal down in their first match of the tournament, beating Poland 2-1 in Hamburg.

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

The Turks trailed for 35 minutes against Turkey until Steven de Vrij made a decisive contribution to equalise in the 70th minute. Six minutes later, Murt Muldur scored an own goal to put them through.

England showed more spirit than composure in the final, beating Serbia 1-0 in their first game before drawing with Denmark and Slovenia.

The 2020 finalists were locked in a last-16 clash with Slovakia until Jude Bellingham’s 95th-minute equaliser, with Harry Kane quickly scoring their second goal in extra time to set up a quarter-final against Switzerland.

They trailed again late on, but Bukayo Saka’s sumptuous equaliser five minutes later took them to extra time and a penalty shootout, in which they scored all their penalties to qualify thanks to Jordan Pickford’s save from Manuel Akanji.

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