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England vs Switzerland: Euro 2024 Quarter-Finals Recap

Match Overview

Final Score:

England 1-1 Switzerland (England won 5-3 on penalties)
First Half
The first half was evenly matched, with both teams showing strong defensive performances. England’s attack, led by Harry Kane, faced tough resistance from Switzerland’s backline, while Switzerland’s Breel Embolo posed a constant threat to England’s defense. Despite several attempts from both sides, the first half ended without any goals.

Second Half
The intensity picked up in the second half. Switzerland took the lead in the 75th minute through Breel Embolo, who capitalized on a defensive error to slot the ball past England’s goalkeeper. However, England responded swiftly, with Bukayo Saka equalizing in the 80th minute after a well-executed team play. The score remained 1-1 at the end of regular time.

Extra Time
Extra time saw both teams pushing hard for a winner but neither side could break the deadlock. The match proceeded to a penalty shootout, adding to the excitement and tension.

Penalty Shootout
The penalty shootout was a high-stakes affair. England displayed remarkable composure, converting all five of their penalties. Callum Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney, and Trent Alexander-Arnold all found the back of the net. Switzerland managed to score three out of their four attempts, with Fabian Schär, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Manuel Akanji converting. However, a crucial miss from Zeki Amdouni sealed their fate, and England emerged victorious with a 5-3 win in the shootout.

Key Players


Bukayo Saka: Key player for England, scoring the equalizer and converting his penalty.
Jordan Pickford: Made a crucial save during the penalty shootout, contributing significantly to England’s victory.

Breel Embolo: Scored Switzerland’s only goal and was a constant threat to England’s defense.
Yann Sommer: Showed strong goalkeeping skills, keeping Switzerland in the game during regular and extra time.
Upcoming Matches
With this victory, England advances to the semi-finals, where they will face the winner of the match between the Netherlands and Turkey. The semi-final is scheduled to take place on July 10, 2024, at the Allianz Arena in Munich, promising to be an exciting encounter as England aims to continue their journey towards the Euro 2024 final.

The quarter-final clash between England and Switzerland was a testament to the high stakes and intense competition of Euro 2024. England’s resilience and determination were key to their success, as they now look forward to the semi-finals with hopes of lifting the trophy. Fans are eagerly awaiting the next stage of the tournament, which promises even more thrilling football action.