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    England vs Netherlands match coverage: Confirmed team news, predicted line ups & score prediction

    A mouthwatering affair is enroute in the final stages of the 2024 UEFA UERO tournament. A nerveless Netherlands takes on an ebullient England in what promises to be a cinematic showpiece of a fight to the death.

    England vs Netherlands match coverage: Confirmed team news, predicted line ups & score prediction, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    The second semi-final is underway in a high stakes showdown that determines which team takes on new favourites Spain in the final on Sunday.

    Kickoff is set at 21h00 CAT, in the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany. The streets of Dortmund are reportedly painted in Orange, with Dutch fans flooding the stadium, heavily overpowering the English. This will surely be a match for the books, with the choiring voices of both sets of fans filling the stadium.

    England have had a nerve-wracking campaign thus far and have proved inconsistent on certain days. They clawed their way to the Semis, narrowly escaping the claws of Switzerland- who they beat in penalties last week. Nonetheless, they are through to their third major tournament semi-final in the last four attempts.

    But the only thing missing to show for these efforts is an actual trophy, thus the pressure on the Three Lions is tense as the expectation now for Gareth Southgate’s charges, is silverware.

    Similarly, Netherlands have had their inconsistencies over the duration of the tournament. Although they have had an impressive knockout stage showing, convincingly edging Romania and Turkey- they were not really tested. They came 3rd in Group D and snuck into the knockout stages.

    This proves that today’s game is anyone’s game, that could swing in anyone’s direction. It is entirely dependent on which team brings their A game.

    Team Sheets:

    Both managers have an array of options to choose from, with injuries and suspensions to take into consideration.

    These are the predicted lineups for each team:

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

    England possible starting lineup:
    Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi; Saka, Mainoo, Rice, Trippier; Bellingham, Foden; Kane


    The game is predicted to be an exciting game of football with both teams expected to find the back of the net. The polished Netherlands attack is rarely subdued, but they are up against a formidable defence in the English backline. On the opposite end, the highly rated English attack poses a threat to the Netherlands defence led by Virgil Van Dijk.

    We are predicting a 2-2 draw, that ends (5-3) to Netherlands after penalties.

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