Published On: Sat, Jul 6th, 2024
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England vs Switzerland LIVE: Gareth Southgate makes one change and speaks out about Saka | Football | Sport


After a mixed bag of quarter-final matches on Friday night, England will now be looking to finally put on a show when they take on Switzerland for a spot in the semi-finals of Euro 2024 in Germany.

The Three Lions have flattered to deceive all tournament so far, and were saved by the skin of their teeth thanks to Jude Bellingham’s last-minute heroics last time out against Slovakia before Harry Kane turned the match on its head.

Gareth Southgate has faced plenty of scrutinty during the tournament, with his team selection coming under the spotlight. And he faces a big dilemma against a confident Switzerland side, who dispatched reigning champions Italy in the last-16.

Reports have emerged ahead of today’s 5pm kick-off that Southgate will boldly opt for a back three, with Bukayo Saka playing as left wing-back and Kieran Trippier on the right as Ezri Konsa looks set for his first start at the Euros following Marc Guehi’s suspension.

England know they’ll have to be at their very best if they want to progress to the semi-finals, as they take on a Switzerland side with momentum after their dominant 2-0 win against Italy.

Granit Xhaka, a familiar face to the England side, will no doubt be the man to keep quiet in Dusseldorf as Soutgate’s men look to set up a last-four encounter with either the Netherlands or Turkey.

Express Sport is on hand right below to provide you with the latest updates before and during the match in Dusseldorf…



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