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Netherlands And England Competing To Reach The Final

Netherlands And England Competing To Reach The Final  The second semi-final of Euro 2024 is being contested between the Netherlands and England. This match will be played in Berlin at 12:45 midnight according to Nepali time.

The Netherlands defeated Turkey 2-1 in the quarter-finals and qualified for the semi-finals. On the other hand, England defeated Switzerland 5-3 in the penalty shootout and reached the last four.

Although England is the main contender for the title this time, it has not been able to perform accordingly. England, which was defeated by Italy in the penalty shootout in the Euro final held in its own country in 2021, is aiming to reach the final in a row.

England has yet to win the Euros. The Netherlands won the Euro in 1988. After 20 years, the Netherlands is playing in the semi-finals of the Euro. The Netherlands, who previously reached the semi-finals in 2000 and 2004, were defeated that time.

England and Netherlands are going to meet for the fourth time in the main competition. Earlier, in the 1988 Euro, the Netherlands defeated England 3-1, and in the 1996 Euro, England defeated the Netherlands 4-1.

These two teams played a goalless draw in the 1990 World Cup.

This is the semi-final journey of the two teams

England

Title contenders England entered the knockout stage as Group C winners. England started their Euro tour by defeating Serbia 1-0 in the first match.

After that, England played two matches in a row. 1-1 against Denmark and a goalless draw against Slovakia.

They defeated Slovenia 2-1 in extra time in the pre-quarterfinals. In this match, when England was close to defeat, Jude Bellingham equalized the game by scoring in the last minute, and Harry Kane scored the winning goal in extra time.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands finished third in Group D and reached the knockout stage. The performance of the Dutch team in the group stage was mixed.

In the first match, they beat Poland 2-1, but after that, the Netherlands played a goalless draw against France. The Netherlands finished third in Group D when they unexpectedly lost 3-2 to Austria in the last match of the group. But the Netherlands, who reached the knockout stage by remaining in the best four among the third, easily defeated Romania 3-0 in the last 16.

Cody Gakpo from the Netherlands has scored 3 goals so far. Gakpo has an opportunity to become the top scorer as the team of other players who scored 3 goals is out. Gakpo can be challenged by England’s Kane and Bellingham.

Young player Javi Simmons is a player worth watching in the Dutch team. He has also made 3 assists in the ongoing Euro.

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