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England beat Switzerland in a penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2024

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Англия переиграла Швейцарию в серии пенальти и вышла в полуфинал Евро-2024

The England team became the third semi-finalist of Euro 2024, beating the Swiss team in the quarter finals in a penalty shootout.

Match England — Switzerland took place at the Mercure Spire Arena in Dusseldorf and ended with the victory of the English after a penalty shootout with a score of 1:1 (5:3).

England – semi-finalist of Euro 2024

The first half of the match passed with a slight advantage in ball possession by the British. Gareth Southheim's team had several chances in the opponent's penalty area, but never made a single shot on target, just like the Swiss themselves.

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The Swiss opened the scoring in the match in the second half. Dan Ndoye crossed from the flank into the goalkeeper's area for Brel Embolo, who crossed the ball into the empty net.

Five minutes after conceding, Southgate's men equalized with a goal from Bukayo Saka. As the teams failed to score any more goals, the game went into extra time.

In extra time, the teams exchanged super chances. First, Jan Sommer pulled a long-range shot from Declan Rice, and the Swiss responded with a shot from Xherdana Shaqiri, which he curled from a corner, but hit the crossbar.

The decisive penalty in the shootout was a miss by Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji, which was saved by the Three Lions goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

England's opponent in the Euro 2024 semi-final will be the winner of the match, the Netherlands — Türkiye. For the British this is the second semi-final in a row at the European Championships. In 2021, the team of three lions lost to the Italians in the final in a penalty shootout.

You can find a detailed calendar and schedule of Euro 2024 matches in our material.

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