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England vs Netherlands LIVE: Euro 2024 semi-final football – score, commentary & updates

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  • England have won just one of their last nine meetings with Netherlands in all competitions (D4 L4), winning a friendly match 1-0 in Amsterdam in March 2018.

  • This is the fourth meeting between England and Netherlands at a major tournament; the Oranje won 3-1 at EURO 1988 (thanks to a Marco van Basten hat-trick), followed by a goalless draw at the 1990 World Cup, and a 4-1 win England win at EURO 1996.

  • Of all nations England have faced 20+ times in their history, only against Brazil (15%) do they have a lower win rate than they do against Netherlands (27% – W6 D9 L7).

  • This is England’s fourth appearance in the semi-final of the UEFA European Championship; having been eliminated in the first two in 1968 (vs Yugoslavia) and 1996 (vs Germany), the Three Lions reached the final of the competition last time out at EURO 2020 after beating Denmark 2-1.

  • Netherlands have been eliminated from four of their five semi-final ties at the UEFA European Championship, with this their first since 2004. The exception was a 2-1 win against hosts Germany in 1988, when they went on to lift the trophy.

  • England reached the final of EURO 2020 – there have been five occasions of a team reaching the final of consecutive editions of the UEFA European Championship; USSR (1960/1964), Germany (1972/1976, 1976/1980, 1992/1996) and Spain (2008/2012).

  • Netherlands have won two different matches having conceded the first goal at EURO 2024, beating Poland 2-1 in the group stages and Türkiye by the same score in the quarter-final. Only Czechia at EURO 2004 have ever won three games having conceded first a single edition of the UEFA European Championship.

  • England have gone to extra-time in both of their EURO 2024 knockout ties so far. Only Portugal at EURO  2016, Spain at EURO 2020, and Italy at EURO 2020 have ever gone to extra-time three times in a single edition of the finals.

  • In Memphis Depay (17 shots, 10 chances created) and Cody Gakpo (13 shots, 11 chances created), Netherlands are the only side with more than one player to have both 10+ shots and 10+ chances created at EURO 2024. Indeed, one or both of Depay and/or Gakpo have been directly involved in 47 of Netherlands’ 74 shots at this EUROs (63.5%), and six of their nine goals (66.7%).

  • Coming into the EURO 2024 semi-finals, no player has scored more knockout stage goals in the competition’s history than England’s Harry Kane (5, level with Antoine Griezmann). Kane scored in the semi-final of EURO 2020 against Denmark; only two players have ever scored at this stage of consecutive UEFA European Championships – Viktor Ponedelnik and Valentin Ivanov, both for USSR in 1960/1964.

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