England vs Netherlands: Build-up to crucial Euro 2024 semi-final fixture

England are just two games away from Euro 2024 glory (Photo: Alamy Live News.)

The day of reckoning is here as England take on the Netherlands in their Euro 2024 semi-final clash at 8pm.

A spot in the final against Spain is at stake with Gareth Southgate’s side just two games away from bringing football home and ending 58 years of hurt.

It’s not been an easy road to get here, with an underwhelming group stage followed by a narrow comeback win over Slovakia, but the Three Lions were much improved in their quarter-final win over Switzerland – even if they needed penalties to get the job done.

The Netherlands will provide their trickiest test to date, with Ronald Koeman’s side looking formidable in their last two matches, and England haven’t defeated the Orange Army in a competitive fixture since 1996.

Southgate is expected to make at least one change to his starting XI with Marc Guehi reclaiming his spot in defence after returning from suspension, but the manager has been urged to take a chance on Luke Shaw with the left-back insisting he is fit and ready to start.

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