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The second UEFA Euro 2024 semifinal gets underway on Wednesday when England and the Netherlands meet in Dortmund to determine who will face Spain in Sunday's final. The Oranje are very much the remaining underdogs in this edition of the competition, while the Three Lions have been underwhelming but continue to push their way towards the final. They are very much like France in their approach, and now hope to avoid the same fate as a France side which fell in their own semifinal. The Dutch saw off plucky Turkiye while the English edged Switzerland out in their respective quarterfinals.

Gareth Southgate's men remain in search of a truly convincing win and will be hoping to deliver just that in the semifinal. Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane came up big in the round of 16 win over Slovakia, but it was Bukayo Saka who was the hero against the Swiss with a stunning late strike to equalize the match. Still, it took penalties to overcome the Nati and book a place in the final four, which pitted them against Ronald Koeman's Netherlands.

Oranje have seen off Romania in the round of 16 and Turkiye in the quarterfinals so we could say that they are yet to face a true continental giant. Cody Gakpo has been outstanding in attack and joint-leads the top scorers with three goals ahead of Donyell Malen, Bellingham and Kane who will hope to be amongst the goals for this one, having been hot and cold so far in Germany.

Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Wednesday, July 10 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: BVB Stadion - Dortmund, Germany
  • Watch: Fox or Fubo (try for free)
  • Odds: Netherlands +200; Draw +190; England +170

How they got here

Netherlands surprisingly finished third in Group D behind Austria in top spot and France in second but ahead of Poland, so it put the Dutch into an unexpected role of underdog here after a favorable run to the final four of Romania and then Turkiye. England topped Group C but only won one of three games to finish ahead of Denmark, Slovenia and Serbia before making hard work of it against Slovakia and then Switzerland to now face Oranje which is arguably their biggest test so far in terms of stature.

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Team news

Netherlands: Xavi Simons and Cody Gakpo have impressed so far with the Paris Saint-Germain man boasting three assists and the Liverpool star three goals of which two have been provided by Simons. Nathan Ake and Denzel Dumfries should continue to be on either side of the defense although Micky van den Ven is pushing for inclusion after some important late interventions against the Turkish.

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

England: Marc Guehi could be reinstated after suspension alongside John Stones although Ezri Konsa would be unlucky if that happens. Kobbie Mainoo looks to be finding a home for himself in midfield next to Declan Rice after Trent Alexander-Arnold and Connor Gallagher while Luke Shaw could now be an option in place of Kieran Trippier after coming on against Switzerland although another caemo might be most likely.

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


Although England have not been at their best, the Netherlands have not been up against top opposition since their loss to Austria and also went goalless against France. The Three Lions should just about do enough to roar on but only after 120 minutes. Pick: Netherlands 1, England 2 (England win after extra time).