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England and the Netherlands played out a thrilling start to their semi-final at Euro 2024 with both sides battling for a place in Sunday’s final against Spain.

A lively start in Dortmund saw Xavi Simons punish Declan Rice in possession with a stunning strike from range.

But the Three Lions responded, just as they did against Switzerland before still requiring penalties to reach the semi-finals, with Harry Kane fouled by Denzel Dumfries in the penalty area.

The Bayern Munich striker dispatched the controversial spot kick after a lengthy VAR review and Phil Foden’s sublime skill almost put Gareth Southgate’s side into the lead.

Follow the latest updates and reaction from the Netherlands vs England below:

Euro 2024: Netherlands v England

  • England face the Netherlands in the second semi-final of Euro 2024, live on ITV 1

  • Riot police called to Euro 2024 fan zone as Dutch fans outnumber England supporters in Dortmund

  • England fans injured in attacks from Dutch supporters before Euro 2024 semi-final

  • 32’ POST! – Foden’s curling effort strikes the woodwork (ENG 1-1 NED)

  • 30’ CROSSBAR! – Dumfries heads a corner ball onto the bar (ENG 1-1 NED)

  • 24’ OFF THE LINE! – Netherlands hook Foden’s effort clear at the last possible moment (ENG 1-1 NED)

  • 18’ GOAL! – Kane converts from the penalty spot (ENG 1-1 NED)

  • 16’ PENALTY! – VAR decides that Dumfries fouls Kane in the box (ENG 0-1 NED)

  • 7’ GOAL! – Simons drills a rocket oast Pickford (ENG 0-1 NED)

Netherlands 1 – 1 England

England 1-1 Netherlands

21:10 , Mike Jones

51 mins: A long throw from Walker sends Saka into the penalty area. He keeps the ball in play then knocks it back into the middle but Harry Kane isn’t around to get on the end of it.

That was a chance for England but the striker’s positioning was off once again.

England 1-1 Netherlands

21:07 , Mike Jones

48 mins: From the first few minutes of the second half it looks like England may have slipped into a back four but their system is fluid enough that they’ve got cover when needed.

Joey Veerman presses up against Kobbie Mainoo and blocks a pass as the midfielder looks to slip a ball through to Bukayo Saka.

Second half! England 1-1 Netherlands

21:04 , Mike Jones

Changes from both managers. Ronald Koeman brings on Wout Weghorst which will change the whole dynamic of the Netherlands team. Donyell Malen is off.

Kieran Trippier has been replaced with Luke Shaw who slots into the left wingback role for England.

Netherlands get the ball rolling again.

HT England 1-1 Netherlands

21:00 , Mike Jones

Harry Kane is now the all-time top scorer in knockout games in the European Championship, with his penalty vs Netherlands his sixth such goal.

Kane also now has more knockout stage goals in major tournaments (World Cup/Euros) than any other European player (9), overtaking Gerd Müller, Miroslav Klose, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappé (all 8).

HT England 1-1 Netherlands

20:56 , Mike Jones

Xavi Simons’ effort in the seventh minute is the earliest goal scored in a Euros semi-final since Alan Shearer for England vs Germany in 1996 (3rd min).

HT England 1-1 Netherlands

20:55 , Miguel Delaney

And breathe! Our chief football writer Miguel Delaney has the latest at the break in Dortmund:

By far England’s best spell of the tournament, and one of the better halves of football full stop. Kobbie Mainoo and Phil Foden have been sensational together. They have driven the team today, and been influential in lifting England to a much higher level. Mainoo is making England move at one end and winning it back at the other, at some points almost pinning the Dutch back himself. From that, Foden is looking so dangerous, in what seems like so much more space for England. Unlike previous games, though, there’s an assertiveness and will about what the attackers are doing. Ronald Koeman really needs to change something here or the Dutch will get overrun.

HT England 1-1 Netherlands

20:52 , Mike Jones






Half-time! England 1-1 Netherlands

20:48 , Mike Jones

45+3 mins: A convincing and entertaining first 45 minutes from England. The Netherlands took the lead with a spectacular strike from Xavi Simons and it felt as though the Three Lions may falter.

Instead they raised the tempo, won a penalty and equalised through Harry Kane. Phil Foden, Kobbie Mainoo and Jude Bellingham have all looked sharp in the middle of the pitch but this match is all square and can still swing either way.

Lots to play for after the break.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:46 , Mike Jones

45 mins: They work it well and feed Trippier into the box of the left. He sends a first time cross into the middle but Verbruggen is on hand to cling onto it.

Three minutes of added time to play before the end of the first half.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:44 , Mike Jones

42 mins: This has been England’s best performance of the tournament. Calm, composed, quick with the ball and willing to take on defenders.

Can they score again before the break?

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:39 , Mike Jones

39 mins: Foden is hungry tonight. He’s playing superbly with Mainoo and receives the ball just outside the box before shooting and forcing a low shot out of Bart Verbruggen.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:38 , Mike Jones

38 mins: Netherland burst forward on a mini break and have an extra man sprinting towards goal. Cody Gakpo sends it across but a recovering Kobbie Mainoo leaps towards the ball and makes the interception.

He put the burners on there to cut that attack short. Fine work from the midfielder.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:36 , Mike Jones

35 mins: Memphis Depay looks like he’s pulled a hamstring and hobbles off the pitch. Ronald Koeman takes him off and brings Joey Veerman to replace him.

Veerman will slot into the midfield and try to shore things up for the Dutch, Xavi Simons looks like he’s moved out to the left witn Donyell Malen now the central striker.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:35 , Karl Matchett

Our football reporter Karl Matchett brings an update from Dortmund after this gripping first half:

By a distance, the most open game England have been involved in so far at the Euros – and although they don’t have anything like control of the match, it’s hard to argue that it doesn’t suit their strengths better. The attacking midfield contingent – including nominal wing-back Bukayo Saka – are all heavily involved in buildup play and they are breaking through the Orange ranks with some regularity. The same can be said in the other direction too, of course.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:32 , Mike Jones

32 mins: Post!

Declan Rice switches the ball over to Bukayo Saka who brings it under control and taps it inside to Phil Foden. Foden spins on the half turn, checks to the left and whips a shot towards the far side of the goal.

The ball curls in and strikes the post before bouncing wide!

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:30 , Mike Jones

31 mins: Crossbar!

Netherlands win a corner that gets whipped onto the head of Denzel Dumfries. He turns the ball towards goal and rattles the woodwork before the ball loops over the top.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:28 , Mike Jones

30 mins: After England’s period of dominance now it’s the Netherlands’ turn. They’re content to hold onto the ball as england fall back into their defensive shape.

Memphis Depay loses possession to Bellingham who feeds it over to Saka and the winger flies up the pitch.

Having seen the replays of Foden’s earlier effort is was Denzel Dumfries who kept the ball out. He’ll feel a whole heap better after also giving away that penalty.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:26 , Mike Jones

27 mins: There’s a lot of desire and positivity from England. They’re pressing well and putting the Netherlands under real pressure in thier own half.

Dumfries attempts to swing a cross into the box but Trippier is there to block on England’s left side.

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:24 , Mike Jones

24 mins: Off the line!

Brilliant from Kobbie Mainoo. He gets fed the ball, spins and carries the ball forward. He slips it into the box to Phil Foden who runs in behind.

Foden twists, weaves and rolls the ball onto his right foot before beating the goalkeeper and seeing his effort cleared off the line!

How has that not gone in?

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:21 , Mike Jones

21 mins: Everyone reset.

England are level in the game, perhaps a touch fortuitously as that penalty decision will be a controversial one. Harry Kane took the penalty brilliantly though and rid himself of the miss at the World Cup versus France.

The Three Lions were in the ascendancy before the penalty. Can they keep it up?

England 1-1 Netherlands

20:20 , Jack Rathborn

Our Senior Football Correspondent Richard Jolly has the latest from Dortmund:

England have come from behind against Slovakia and Switzerland. This could be a hat-trick of comebacks, though, with Harry Kane restoring parity with a third fine shot in a few minutes. The second, when he hooked a shot over the bar and was caught by Denzel Dumfries, brought his penalty. It was superbly taken and Kane’s bright start may be a sign he is sharper than in previous matches.

GOAL! England 1-1 Netherlands (Kane, 18’)⚽️

20:19 , Mike Jones

18 mins: Harry Kane converts from the spot!

He drills it low to the goalkeeper’s right. Bart Verbruggen dives the correct way and stretches out a hand but he can’t get there. The ball is right in the corner and England are level.

England 0-1 Netherlands

20:17 , Mike Jones

16 mins: Well now. There’s a check for a potential penalty.

When Kane took his shot he was challenged by Denzel Dumfries who clipped the England captain. The referee has been sent over to the pitchside monitor.

He looks at the replay and points to the spot! Wow.

Penalty to England!

England 0-1 Netherlands

20:15 , Mike Jones

15 mins: Harry Kane drops deep to get on the ball, turns towards goal and shoots forcing a sharp stop out of Bart Verbruggen. The Netherlands goalkeeper is into the action for the first time.

England come again. Bellingham plays the ball out to Saka who takes it into the box. He weaves away from a couple of defenders and has a shot blocked.

The ball bounces up for Kane who hooks one towards goal and lifts the effort just over the crossbar!

England 0-1 Netherlands

20:13 , Mike Jones

13 mins: This time it’s Trippier who delivers the cross and finds Declan Rice at the far post. Rice taps the ball into the middle where Harry Kane is waiting but the Dutch manage to hook it clear just before it bounces to the England captain.

Better stuff from England but they need to step it up another level.

Watch: Xavi Simons strikes to give Netherlands the lead

20:12 , Jamie Braidwood

A stunning strike from Xavi Simons, but could Jordan Pickford do better?

England 0-1 Netherlands

20:12 , Mike Jones

11 mins: Kieran Trippier and Phil Foden stand over the set piece. Foden swings it into the box but Nathan Ake is there to nod the ball away.

England recover the ball and get it to Bukayo Saka. He turns back towards goal and gets taken out by Cody Gakpo. Another free kick to England.

England 0-1 Netherlands

20:10 , Jack Rathborn

Our chief football writer Miguel Delaney reacts to that superb goal from Simons:

The Dutch had looked like they started that bit sharper than England, and they’ve just proved it. Xavi Simons knocked Declan Rice off the ball, proceeded to surge forward and then hit one of the goals of the tournament with a soaring strike. Pickford seemed stunned by it. England need to match the Dutch for intensity now.

England 0-1 Netherlands

20:10 , Mike Jones

10 mins: Not at all the start England would have wanted but there’s plenty of time to recover from it. England have gone behind in each of their knockout matches so far so they’re used to this position.

Jude Bellingham takes a knock to the head and needs a bit of treatment as the Three Lions win a free kick in a good area.

GOAL! England 0-1 Netherlands (Simons, 7’)⚽️

20:08 , Mike Jones

7 mins: Wow!

Too much space for Xavi Simons who shrugs Declan Rice off the ball inside his own half. He drives the ball towards the box then rockets a wonderful strike into the far corner!

That is a glorious goal.

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England 0-0 Netherlands

20:06 , Karl Matchett

Our football reporter Karl Matchett has noticed something already in Dortmund:

A minor thing, but a change: we’ve already seen England counter-attack twice with some tempo in their passes – in previous games there have been very few occasions when even opportunities to breakaway in numbers and at speed haven’t been instead met by softer, safer passes to feet, not allowing forward momentum to build and defensive lines to be broken. Perhaps a sign of what’s to come…

England 0-0 Netherlands

20:05 , Mike Jones

5 mins: Netherlands beat the English high press and send the ball over to Xavi Simons. Donyell Malen makes a run into the box and wants the early pass which doesn’t come.

Marc Guehi and Kyle Walker get back well and block the path of the ball allowing it to run through to Jordan Pickford.

England 0-0 Netherlands

20:03 , Mike Jones

3 mins: The battle in this match may come in midfield. Jude Bellingham wants a bit of time to work a pass over to Kieran Trippier on the left but he’s harried by Xavi Simons.

A deflected pass loops into the air but Declan Rice is strong enough to hold off Donyell Malen and keep England in possession of the ball.

The early signs are that this match might be a physical fight in the middle of the pitch.

England v Netherlands

20:02 , Jack Rathborn

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Kick off! England 0-0 Netherlands

20:02 , Mike Jones

Kobbie Mainoo gets the ball rolling in this semi-final. England pass the ball to Jordan Pickford who boots a long ball up the pitch. Virgil van Dijk gets there ahead of Harry Kane but only nods the ball back to John Stones who himself heads it forward once more.

After that bit of pinball, the Netherlands come away with possession and look to come down the right wing by sending the ball up to Donyell Malen who times his run slightly wrong and gets flagged offside.

England v Netherlands

19:54 , Mike Jones

Okay then, here we go, it is time.

The second Euro 2024 semi-final is about to get going, the players make their way onto the pitch in Dortmund and wait for the national anthems to be played.

Harry Kane leads out the Three Lions following their penalty shootout victory over Switzerland. Throughout this tournament there have been questions asked about England’s competency and ability to score goals.

Can they put them to bed tonight against a high-flying Netherlands unit?

Virgil van Dijk seems very relaxed at the head of the Netherlands line with the Dutch players already pumped up for this crucial semi-final.

Gareth Southgate claps and salutes the watching crowd. This should be a cracking game. Kick off is up next…

England v Netherlands prediction

19:50 , Mike Jones

England haven’t been the tournament’s great entertainers but may be drawn into a more attack-minded game simply because their Dutch opponents are leaving spaces for counter-attacking.

That may well benefit Gareth Southgate’s side more than he has allowed them to so far.

Netherlands 1-2 England.

England have ‘confronted’ their shortcomings. Next up? Netherlands

19:45 , Mike Jones

As the magnitude of fixture becomes greater, England’s preparation actually becomes less intense. The squad have done most of the actual work already. A bit like with their successful approach to penalties, there can be a danger of over-preparation. Gareth Southgate is instead intent on doing most of the preparation in meetings, ensuring the team are conscious of the different challenges posed by a competent Netherlands side.

This is the benefit that comes with experience, and Southgate now has more semi-final experience than any other England manager in history. As he prepares for his third in a major tournament, it is one reason this occasion feels less momentous, albeit no less invigorating. The team just have bigger ambitions now.

England have ‘confronted’ their shortcomings. Next up? Netherlands

England v Netherlands

19:40 , Mike Jones

The Netherlands have won two different matches having conceded the first goal at Euro 2024, beating Poland 2-1 in the group stages and Turkey by the same score in the quarter-final.

England v Netherlands

19:35 , Mike Jones

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.

England v Netherlands

19:30 , Mike Jones

In Memphis Depay (17 shots, 10 chances created) and Cody Gakpo (13 shots, 11 chances created), the Netherlands are the only side with more than one player to have both 10+ shots and 10+ chances created.

One or both of Depay and/or Gakpo have been directly involved in 47 of Netherlands’ 74 shots at this Euros.

Virgil van Dijk can silence legends and end feud by guiding Netherlands to Euro 2024 final

19:25 , Mike Jones

Of all the players around Europe to chastise, to suggest hasn’t had a positive impact on teammates and to berate for not playing well enough, Virgil van Dijk will feel like a baffling choice to regular viewers of the Premier League.

As an individual star and then as captain, the Dutch defender has raised Liverpool to regular trophy winners, been the most accomplished centre-back in the game and won everything going since moving to Anfield, as well as finishing second in the 2019 Ballon d’Or, a mere seven vote points behind Lionel Messi.

Yet as can so often be the case, the domestic perception of a player does not match the international one on home soil. Van Dijk has been pilloried by some of the biggest names in Dutch football history, not just once, not just at this tournament, but relentlessly, for years.

Van Dijk can end Dutch feud by guiding Netherlands to Euro 2024 final

The England team have a breathing coach to help calm their nerves – here’s what you are doing wrong

19:22 , Mike Jones

There are few words more triggering to an England fan than “penalties”. Yet when the Lions faced Switzerland in the Euros last Saturday, Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney and Trent Alexander-Arnold hit five spot-on spot-kicks – earning the team a place in tonight’s semi-finals against the Netherlands.

It was an epic feat. So what was the secret to their sudden penalty power? Harder drills, canny substitutions, bananas pre-match rituals? No, pundits believe it’s all down to the team focusing on not just their footwork but their breathwork too.

It’s since been revealed that manager Gareth Southgate (a man acutely aware of the pressure of a penalty himself) drafted in a “breathwork expert” to get the team match fit.

Gareth Southgate has hired a breathing coach – here’s what you are doing wrong

England v Netherlands

19:20 , Mike Jones

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).

England v Netherlands

19:15 , Mike Jones

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.

England v Netherlands

19:15 , Jack Rathborn

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England v Netherlands

19:10 , Mike Jones

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.

England v Netherlands

19:04 , Mike Jones

It is pouring down in Dortmund with most fans running for cover and some revelling in the poor weather. This was the same stadium that saw Germany v Denmark suspended earlier in the tournament due to a thunderstorm.

Nothing as extreme as that is on the forecast for this evening but the conditions are far from ideal and the ball will shoot off the wet surface of the pitch.

England v Netherlands team changes

18:59 , Mike Jones

Gareth Southgate makes just one change to the England team that started in the quarter-final win against Switzerland. Marc Guehi who was suspended for that match comes back in to replace Ezri Konsa. It looks as though Gareth Southgate will set up the team with a 3-4-3 formation once again.

For the Netherlands, Ronald Koeman also makes a change from the quarter-final line-up. Donyell Malen replaces Steven Bergwijn in the forward line.

England v Netherlands line-ups

18:51 , Mike Jones

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi; Saka, Mainoo, Rice, Trippier; Bellingham, Foden; Kane

Netherlands XI: Verbruggen; Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Ake; Schouten, Reijnders; Malen, Simons, Gakpo; Depay

I love the pressure – England’s Jordan Pickford relishing semi-final challenge

18:50 , Mike Jones

Jordan Pickford is ready to thrive off the challenge of another major tournament semi-final as England aim for back-to-back European Championship finals with victory over the Netherlands.

Gareth Southgate’s side have been criticised throughout their Euro 2024 campaign and have not won a match in 90 minutes since their opening group-stage victory over Serbia.

However, after a penalty shoot-out success against Switzerland on Saturday, England again find themselves deep into a competition.

I love the pressure – England’s Jordan Pickford relishing semi-final challenge

Almost time for the official line-ups to be announced

18:41 , Mike Jones





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Can Harry Kane spark into life?

18:40 , Mike Jones

Captain Harry Kane is England’s record goalscorer and has delivered numerous times in big moments throughout his international career but is struggling to make his mark in this tournament.

He has scored twice at Euro 2024 but has often lacked a clinical touch and has found himself isolated at the top of the field resulting in a desire to drop deep and get on the ball.

Kane came off with 12 minutes of extra time remaining in the quarter-final versus Switzerland – meaning he did not take a penalty in the shootout.

For Bayern Munich last season, Kane scored 36 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances, making him the top goalscorer in any of Europe’s top five leagues.

Can he bring that form into this crunch match for the Three Lions?

England, Netherlands and the curious case of intertwined ideals, style and history

18:30 , Karl Matchett

The English invented football. Then they ran out of good ideas and the Dutch reinvented it. And if that is something of a simplification, at best, a semi-final can seem a meeting of near-neighbours who misunderstand each other. English league records have been set by a side with a Dutch influence, with the principles of Total Football fed via Johan Cruyff to Pep Guardiola and helping Manchester City win four consecutive domestic titles.

Victory in Dortmund on Wednesday could be traced to Dutch players who learned from experiences in England or English footballers who have benefited from Dutch or Dutch-inspired managers in the Premier League.

The English can import the Dutch directly in search of tactical nous, technical expertise and a level of sophistication that its own game sometimes does not produce. Manchester United and Liverpool, England’s two biggest and most decorated clubs, have Dutch managers: indeed in the last 37 years, United have had two Dutch managers and none from England.

Yet if Arne Slot’s reign at Anfield has just begun, the evidence from Old Trafford is that Dutch attempts to customise a team for the Premier League showed a lack of understanding.

England, Netherlands and the curious case of intertwined ideals, style and history

Netherlands and England fans clash in Dortmund ahead of Euro 2024 semi-final

18:14 , Jack Rathborn

Police officers detain a soccer fan ahead of a semi final match between Netherlands and England (AP)

Police officers detain a soccer fan ahead of a semi final match between Netherlands and England (AP)

Fans gather for Netherlands v England in Dortmund (REUTERS)

Fans gather for Netherlands v England in Dortmund (REUTERS)

England fans speak with police officers (AP)

England fans speak with police officers (AP)

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