Euro 2024: Netherlands vs England, semifinal; Predicted lineups for NED V ENG, will Saka and Gakpo start?

Here are the predicted formations and lineups of the Euro 2024 semifinal between Netherlands and England.

Published : Jul 10, 2024 12:00 IST , Chennai - 1 MIN READ

Netherlands’ forward Memphis Depay England’s forward Bukayo Saka.
Netherlands’ forward Memphis Depay England’s forward Bukayo Saka. | Photo Credit: AFP

Netherlands’ forward Memphis Depay England’s forward Bukayo Saka. | Photo Credit: AFP


The route to the last four of Euro 2024 has been a rocky one for the Netherlands and England, and a few flashes of the best quality in their semifinal showdown might be enough for either side to make the final.


England’s shootout win over Switzerland brought momentary euphoria, but it was more relief than redemption and Wednesday’s date with the Dutch in Dortmund may require a transformation in attack for them to reach a third major tournament final, against France or Spain.

England has limped into the last four with tepid performances against opponents it should on paper have beaten easily, while the Netherlands has yo-yoed through and was 20 minutes from elimination before its quarterfinal fightback against Turkey.

The Netherlands has the edge in attack, with nine goals at Euro 2024 coming from 20 attempts on target against 15 by an England side spearheaded by the usually lethal but currently subdued Harry Kane, Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham.

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Ahead of the big clash, Sportstar predicts the starting 11 of the two teams.

Netherlands vs England Predicted XI

Netherlands (4-2-3-1): Verbruggen; Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Ake; Schouten, Simons, Reijnders; Malen, Depay, Gakpo

England (3-4-2-1): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi; Saka, Mainoo, Rice, Shaw; Bellingham, Foden; Kane

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