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Euro 2024: England beat Switzerland 5-3 on penalties, to meet Netherlands in semi-finals

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Euro 2024: England beat Switzerland 5-3 on penalties, to meet Netherlands in semi-finals

England’s quest for a first major tournament win in 58 years remained alive after another late fightback before beating Switzerland 5-3 on penalties to book their place in the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

After the 120 minutes finished level at 1-1, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was the Three Lions’ hero in the shoot-out as he saved Switzerland’s first spot-kick from Manuel Akanji.

Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney and Trent Alexander-Arnold converted their penalties to send England into a semi-final meeting with Turkey or the Netherlands in Dortmund on Wednesday.

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After needing Bellingham’s 95th-minute equaliser before going on to beat Slovakia in extra time in the last 16, England were again staring at defeat with 10 minutes to go.

A dreary encounter for the first 75 minutes came to life after Breel Embolo put Switzerland in front.
Saka’s fine strike from outside the box levelled with England’s first shot on target five minutes later.

England will now meet winners of Turkey vs Netherlands in semi-finals on Wednesday.

Proofreading, editing by Uji A. ILIYASU, Editor at Neptune Prime

 

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