England vs Switzerland UEFA Euro 2024 Quarter-Final Highlights | England are through to the Semi-Finals following a 5-3 win in penalties

England booked their spot in the semi-final following a 5-3 victory over Switzerland in penalties in the UEFA Euro 2024 Quarter-Final at the Dusseldorf Arena in Germany.

Abishek Goswami
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England are through to the Semi-Final

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England beat Switzerland 5-3 in penalties in the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-final at Dusseldorf to book their spot in the Semi-Final. Embolo's strike in the 75th minute provided Switzerland with the lead but Bukayo Saka scored a magical goal in the 80th minute to bring his side back in the game. The match ultimately went into penalties and England made no mistake as they converted all five spot kicks. Pickford became the saviour by saving Akanji's spot kick and England will now either face Netherlands or Turkey in the semi-final.

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England vs Switzerland: A brief highlight of the game

England booked their place in the semi-finals following a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Switzerland. All of England’s penalty-takers converted their kicks perfectly, especially Alexander-Arnold, who scored the winner with a powerful shot into the top corner.

The first half finished goalless but England were seen playing good football for the first time in the Euro 2024. But, there was no end product from the English side. Switzerland made a strong comeback in the second half and took the lead through Breel Embolo in the 75th minute. 

But, England came back into the game through Bukayo Saka just five minutes later after conceding. Saka made some space for himself on the right and then unleashed a perfect low curler which ended up in the back of the net. Sommer could do nothing to stop it from going in. The match went to extra time but none of the teams were able to score and it ultimately went to the penalties.

England won their first Euro penalty shootout since 1996 against Spain. Switzerland pulled off a big upset in the round of 16 when they knocked out holders Italy but their journey at Euro 2024 ends in the quarterfinals.

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  • Jul 07, 2024 00:17 IST
    England will face either Netherlands or Turkey in the Semi-Final

  • Jul 07, 2024 00:16 IST
    Brilliant from England in the shootout

  • Jul 07, 2024 00:04 IST
    Penalty Shootout | England 5-3 Switzerland

    • Palmer makes no mistake. He sends the goalkeeper the wrong way and provides the lead to his side with his left-footed strike.
    • Akanji fails to convert it as Pickford makes a superb save after guessing the direction right. It's 1-0 England.
    • Jude Bellingham makes it 2-0 by sending Sommer the wrong way. A cool and calm finish from the Real Madrid superstar. 
    • Fabian Schar makes no mistake and keeps his side alive in the shootout.
    • Bukayo Saka makes it 3-1 for England. Sommer fails to guess the direction again and the Arsenal winger makes no mistake.
    • Shaqiri makes it 3-2. Pickford guesses the right direction but fails to stop the shot from going in.
    • Ivan Toney makes it 4-2 for England. They are doing everything right so far in the shootout.
    • Amdouni does his job properly and keeps his side alive.
    • Trent Alexander Arnold wins it for England. A stunning spot kick from the Liverpool man and England are in the Semi-Finals.

  • Jul 07, 2024 00:03 IST
    England to take the first of the penalties

    After the coin toss, England will start the shootout, with Palmer taking the first kick.

  • Jul 07, 2024 00:00 IST
    End of Extra time | England 1-1 Switzerland

    It’s 1-1 at the end of extra time and we are going to the penalties.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:59 IST
    Brilliant save from Pickford | 119'

    Pickford stops the effort from Amdouni before Widmer shoots it wide from close range.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:57 IST
    Double substitution for Switzerland | 118'

    Aebischer and Freuler are off. Amdouni and Sierro replace them.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:53 IST
    Final substitution for England | 115'

    Foden is off. Alexander-Arnold comes on.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:53 IST
    What a waste! | 114'

    Widmer had the chance to slot it home but Schar skies it. What an opportunity wasted by Switzerland!

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:48 IST
    Substitution for both sides | 110'

    Ivan Toney replaces Harry Kane for England while Shaqiri replaces the goalscorer, Embolo for Switzerland.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:43 IST
    The second half of Extra time begins

    Are there a late winner from either of the side?

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:42 IST
    Half Time of Extra Time | England 1-1 Switzerland

    It's the end of the first half of extra time.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:39 IST
    Comfortable for Sommer | 102'

    Bellingham's shot is blocked by Xhaka. He takes another one but Sommer collects the ball comfortably this time.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:34 IST
    Substitution for Switzerland | 98'

    Zakaria replaces Ndoye.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:31 IST
    Brilliant save from Sommer | 95'

    Sommer dives to his to stop a solid strike from Rice from outside the box.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:28 IST
    Schar hits the shot wide | 93'

    Aebischer finds Schar at the edge of the box but the latter’s first-time shot is off target. 

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:26 IST
    First half of extra time begins

    England kicks off the first half of extra time. Can they find the winner or will Switzerland take the lead once again?

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:24 IST
    End of the Regulation Time | England 1-1 Switzerland

    It’s 1-1 at the end of the second half and we are headed towards the extra time.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:19 IST
    England 1-1 Switzerland | 90'

    Three minutes added.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:18 IST
    5 minutes and it's 1-1

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:17 IST
    No question about that

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:12 IST
    Yellow Card for Widmer | 85'

    Widmer sees the yellow card for a poor tackle on Cole Palmer.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:09 IST
    Bukayo Saka with a stunner! | England are back | 80'

    What a strike from the Arsenal winger! Switzerland provide him space and Saka shoots with his left foot from outside the box. It ends up in the back of the net with enough curl in it. Yan Sommer could not believe it as he could only watch the ball go past him. England are back in the game.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:07 IST
    Tripple substitution for England | 78'

    Luke Shaw, Cole Palmer, and Eze replace Konsa, Mainoo, and Trippier.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:03 IST
    Breel Embolo scores for Switzerland | 75'

    Breel Embolo provides the lead to his side in this encounter. Switzerland deserve it as they have dominated the game in the second half. Breel Embolo slots home from close range following a cross from Ndoye.

  • Jul 06, 2024 23:00 IST
    Nothing from England in the second half | 72'

    It's the same England we have seen. They are just passing the ball and not trying to create anything serious.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:57 IST
    Harry Kane sees the yellow card | 68'

    A clearance from Stones falls to Aebischer on the edge of the box but he volleys it over. 

    Later, Pickford sends a long ball to Kane who brings Akanji down while receiving the ball. His elbow hits Akanji's face.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:51 IST
    Double Substitution for Switzerland | 63'

    Zuber and Widmer replace Rieder and Vargas.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:50 IST
    Switzerland have taken the control | 59'

    Akanji plays an aerial ball forward for Ndoye, who tries to create something from the right side. Switzerland win their first corner.

    Vargas plays the ball back into the box for Embolo in the six-yard box but Walker blocks it.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:46 IST
    Embolo fails to connect properly | 56'

    Jay Rodriguez sends a beautiful cross in with his left foot and Embolo tries to connect it with a header but the ball reaches to Pickford after a slight deflection off Konsa.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:39 IST
    First effort on target | 50'

    Embolo gets on the end of a beautiful pass by Xhaka inside the box. He shoots but no power in the shot as Pickford collects it comfortably.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:37 IST
    Vargas is in pain | 49'

    Vargas is down on the ground following a challenge from Walker. 

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:35 IST
    Positive start from England | 47'

    Saka plays the ball for Kane inside the box but Akanji blocks it.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:32 IST
    The second half begins

    Switzerland get the second half underway at Dusseldorf.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:29 IST
    "No end product," says the former Arsenal boss

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:28 IST
    Saka running the show

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:25 IST
    Kobe Mainoo masterclass in Dusseldorf

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:24 IST
    Great game so far from Saka

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:21 IST
    England do have control of the game

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:19 IST
    Half Time | England 0-0 Switzerland

    Switzerland goes long as Embolo and Konsa engage in a foot race but the English defender shields the ball properly and it goes out for a goal kick. And with that move, the first half ends in Dusseldorf. No added time and it's all to play for in the second half.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:17 IST
    Mainoo's shot is blocked | 45'

    Saka beats Aebischer and squares the ball in for Mainoo but Granit Xhaka comes up with a goal-saving block to deny the Manchester United midfielder.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:15 IST
    It's still 0-0 | 43'

    England are keeping the ball as we are only 2 minutes away from the end of the first half.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:09 IST
    Another Good move from England | 37'

    Bellingham finds Saka on the right with a beautiful pass. Saka then tries to set Bellingham up in front of the goal but the latter fails to connect with the ball.

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:07 IST
    Solid performance from Konsa so far

    Solid performance from Konsa so far

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:04 IST
    Schar sees the yellow card | 33'

    Schar brings down Bellingham after failing to catch him in a foot race.

    Kane argues with the referee

  • Jul 06, 2024 22:03 IST
    Switzerland in the attack | 31'

    The Swiss team is now slowly growing into the game. 

  • Jul 06, 2024 21:58 IST
    Konsa to the rescue again | 25'

    Ezri Konsa blocks Embolo’s shot from close range in the box; A crucial block from the 26-year-old.

  • Jul 06, 2024 21:55 IST
    England on the front foot | 22'

    Foden plays a long ball for Saka on the right and the Arsenal player squares the ball after receiving it comfortably. A Swiss defender blocks Saka's pass and clears it before any English player can reach it. 

    Trippier plays the ball from the corner into the box, but Kane heads the ball wide.

  • Jul 06, 2024 21:50 IST
    Mainoo's shot is blocked | 16'

    The England captain lays the ball for Mainoo at the edge of the box and the latter takes a shot but it’s blocked.

    Kane then appeals for a penalty after taking a tumble following Schar's challenge, but the referee is not interested.

    Mainoo in action

  • Jul 06, 2024 21:47 IST
    Rice unleashes a long ranger | 13'

    Declan Rice takes a shot from long range but it takes a deflection off Schar. 

    Declan Rice's shot is blocked

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