England beat Switzerland on penalties to reach Euro 2024 semi-finals

England beat Switzerland 5-3 on penalties in the quarter-finals of the European Nations Cup, which is currently being held in Germany and will continue until July 14.

England vs Switzerland

The original and extra time of the match ended in a 1-1 draw, so the two teams resorted to penalty kicks to determine which team would qualify for the semi-finals of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2024”.

The two goals of the match were scored by Breel Embolo in the 75th minute for the Swiss national team, before Bukayo Saka equalized in the 80th minute with a fiery shot outside the penalty area..

With this result, the England national team awaits the winner of the Netherlands vs. Turkey match in the semi-finals of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2024”.

England started their Euro 2024 campaign strongly after topping Group C with 5 points after winning one match and drawing two, qualifying for the round of 16 to face Slovakia and beat them 2-1.

In return, the journey began Switzerland national team In the tournament, with an average performance in the group stage, Switzerland finished second in Group A with 5 points after winning one match and drawing two, but Switzerland managed to eliminate Italy in the round of 16 with a score of 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals..

England and Switzerland have met historically on 27 occasions, with the English winning 19 times, the Swiss winning 3 times, and 5 other matches ending in a draw. The last match between England and Switzerland was a friendly in 2022, and ended with the Three Lions winning. (2-1).

England’s Kobe Mainoo, the midfielder, became the second youngest player from his country to start in the quarter-finals of a major international tournament, after his retired compatriot Wayne Rooney..

The 19-year-old, 78 days old, is in the Three Lions squad for the second consecutive Euro 2024 match, having started England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia..

According to the global network “Opta”, which specializes in football statistics and numbers: Only Wayne Rooney is the only Englishman who participated in the starting lineup in the quarter-finals of a major international tournament, i.e. the World Cup or the Euro, at a younger age than Mainoo..

England’s line-up is as follows:

Goalkeeper: Pickford

Defence line: Walker, Stones, Quansah

Midfield: Trippier, Mainoo, Rice, Saka

Attack line: Bellingham, Harry Kane, Foden

While the Swiss national team lineup was as follows:

Goalkeeper: Yann Sommer

Defence line: Sarr, Akanji, Rodriguez

Midfield: Rieder, Freuler, Xhaka, Ebescher

Attack line: Ndoye, Embolo, Vargas

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