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Netherlands v England team news: Guehi + Malen come in

Wednesday night brings the second lot of European Championship semi-final team news, this time from the Netherlands and England. It kicks off at 20:00 BST in Dortmund.

With a final versus Spain up for grabs, which historical clash between these nations will it honour: England’s glorious 4-1 masterclass at Euro 96, or Ronald Koeman controversially breaking hearts in the World Cup 1994 qualifier?

Then again, based on Gareth Southgate’s side so far, maybe it’ll be more like Italia 90’s goalless draw!

Both sides make just one change from their weekend wins. For England, Marc Guehi (€4.7m) returns from suspension to replace Ezri Konsa (€4.4m) in the back three. That means there’s still no Luke Shaw (€5.0m) start.

Highly-selected assets Jude Bellingham (€9.5m), Virgil van Dijk (€6.0m), Harry Kane (€11.0m), Cody Gakpo (€7.8m) and Jordan Pickford (€5.0m) all feature in the line-ups.

Dutch attacker Steven Bergwijn (€6.9m) was substituted at half-time against both Romania and Turkey. So it’s no surprise to now see him completely step aside for Donyall Malen (€6.9m).

Wout Weghorst (€6.4m) will have to make his impact from the bench, again.

TEAM NEWS

Netherlands XI – Verbruggen; Dumfries, van Dijk, de Vrij, Ake; Reijnders, Schouten, Simons; Malen, Gakpo, Depay

England XI – Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi; Saka, Rice, Mainoo, Trippier; Bellingham, Foden, Kane


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293 Comments Post a Comment
  1. F4L
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    FPL towers just put Watkins price up .5

  2. BUZZBOMB
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    England in the Ko's know the answer to the question "If I fall behind"

  3. SM001
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    Ollie Watkins 15m next season!

  4. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    That is Sir Ollie Watkins now

  5. have you seen cyan
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    England seem much more confident this tourney. Bellingham in particular IMO.

    1. F4L
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 2 hours ago

      tbh think it was laziness and overconfidence in the groups, but the late goal against Slovakia was the moment that gave them the confidence, the players started to believe at that point

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        yea, they all look happy and confident. Does look like we have a very strong chance of winning.

  6. BUZZBOMB
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    England tougher than the rest.

  7. F4L
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    Kane on bench for the final? fk'n hope so

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 2 hours ago

      Cant see it. personally, I would want him to start.

      1. F4L
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        hmm just think nacho/laporte or whoever starts would love to play Kane with how physical they are and how they know to buy fouls, especially nacho

        watkins would just drag them around and their age would show, he would run them ragged

        1. have you seen cyan
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          You are probably right, just cant see it. But hopefully Southgate doesn't leave subs too late if Kane presumably does start. 80 mins is very late.

  8. The Mandalorian
    • 11 Years
    4 days, 2 hours ago

    Southgate makes history.

    Finally beats a FIFA top 10 team in a major tournament.

    Progress

    1. Ad Rock
        3 days, 13 hours ago

        Only taken him 8 years as well.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      1 guess for who is the POTM

      1. BUZZBOMB
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Bruce Springsteen.

      2. have you seen cyan
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Luke Shaw

      3. F4L
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        southgate

      4. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        It's Watkins.

    3. Travel Notes
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      I've learnt something today (about Fantasy Football)..... trust your gut.

      1. Travel Notes
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Never make jigs on what others say. Don't ask for their advice.

        Go instead with with what you think you know.

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        In hindsight this is usually true.

    4. PartyTime
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      Watkins straight into my fpl team. The lad is part of the top 3 best strikers in the world at the moment

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Last season I underestimated him so much, I relalsed my mistake but he had caused too much damage by then. Not again this season!

        1. PartyTime
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          Holy Watkins is a loyal mate of mine, he uses a nice deodorant too. He won’t let you down.

      2. F4L
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        should get pens this season as well.

      3. azz007
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Still don't get the hype

        1. PartyTime
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          Goal involvement in last two seasons is the reason I guess

      4. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Who died?

        1. PartyTime
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          I don’t know. Maybe ask Kante if he does?

    5. have you seen cyan
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      I bet Sonny rings Harry Kane tomorrow morning to wish him luck. I would place money on this if I could.

    6. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      Is no-one going to talk about the elephant in the room???

      1. Now I'm Panicking
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Luke Shaw?

        1. have you seen cyan
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          lmao

        2. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          Harry Kane lifting a trophy?!?!?!
          The parrot also mentioned we might get a day off next week if England lift the trophy 🙂
          For kids under 21, well...... it's just a regular day, lol

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 4 Years
            4 days, 1 hour ago

            funnily enough, I have a public holiday already on Monday as the king is visiting. Can you work out where I am?

            1. Sheffield Wednesday
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 1 hour ago

              Jersey?

            2. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 1 hour ago

              I have a weird feeling this is some sort of inside joke like Spain, only to have this comment marked on Sunday night with a 'haha, I told you so moment.....'

            3. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 1 hour ago

              Broadmoor?

      2. The Mandalorian
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        The colloquialisms of the Welsh language?

      3. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        The pen ? No way it was England were lucky and don't deserve to be in the final.

        1. Riverside Red
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          So you'll be supporting Spain in the final?

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 days, 16 hours ago

            Will be back to a football free summer. Havn't been watching the Euros.

      4. Botman and Robben
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Asian or African elephant.

      5. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Your excessive use of punctuation?!?!?!

      6. SchluppsIDidItAgain
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        no

      7. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        😆 must remember this, great way to get reactions. Take note FPLVirgin if you are out there somewhere!

    7. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      LOON!

    8. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      Dani Olmo has to start in the final yeah?

      1. azz007
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Deoends on Pedri

        1. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          I'm personally not so sure on that one.
          Dani Olmo is the man in form and is in pole position for the golden boot.

          1. SchluppsIDidItAgain
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 1 hour ago

            Yes this - plus the very widely reported fact that Pedri is out

    9. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      When FPL say to verify your account, is it just update your details - or do we have to change passwords or verify email addresses. I keep getting prompts to verify my account when logging in, but there's no pop-up or email message received after my details were updated.

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        4 days, 24 mins ago

        It's just to verify or update your details.

    10. dirtmcgirt
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      I left Shaw on the bench when the team was announced

      He has equal or better points than 6 of my team lmao

    11. Welcome to Har vitzvah
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      Been saying it since the start of the tournament, play Watkins and bin Kane or at least introduce Watkins early on. He's had a mad PL season. Double digits in goals and assists, connects well, goes wide, quick shot and these are his first Euro mins. Travesty.

      At least Southgate realised it. Watkins, Saka and Foden can trouble teams easy with flowing football and reasonable intent to attack.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        I'm not going to scroll back through your posts but have you got evidence of you saying that Southgate should play Watkins?

        1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 1 hour ago

          Source:
          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2024/07/06/england-v-switzerland-team-news-konsa-in-for-guehi/?hc_page=5&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_26639777

          You don't have to act like forum police when a member says they made a comment about something. I read members mentioning they made a prediction or analysis before the game and I believe the member without asking for evidence. No one is winning anything by making false claims, or are they?!

          Most of us are adults, or mature enough not to act childish by making silly claims.

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 1 hour ago

            We don’t get this far without Kane btw

            1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 52 mins ago

              I just wanted Watkins to have minutes. Kane can start but he is playing too deep for my liking, not enough forwards runs either. I don't see Kane having any impactful game in the tournament.

              1. x.jim.x
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 50 mins ago

                He scored the equaliser today and the winner against Slovakia so dunno how much more impact you want tbh

          2. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 36 mins ago

            Apologies but you'd be surprised what people claim on here. My bad!

            1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 29 mins ago

              No need to apologise. Good day to you.

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        We’re in a final and you’re having a go at the manager hahahaha

        1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 56 mins ago

          I'm not English, not Spanish either. Well done to Southgate for bringing on Watkins but Southgate has never had a stellar run with the English team to be counted among the top managers. He should spot weakness in the team from the start. Hasn't been deserving of a spot in the final, he's been lucky so far but football ain't all about who deserved it anyway.

          If you're English, I don't mean to ruin your high, enjoy the win.

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 52 mins ago

            The point is you’re having a go at the manager when everything he’s done has come off so maybe he was right to use Watkins sparingly, as an example

            1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 46 mins ago

              He didn't use him until now, let alone sparingly.

              Whatever Southgate's done? Maybe Southgate asked Geuhi to take yellow and a ban, one thing lead to another and here we are. Southgate asked the Swiss player to trip Kane on to the bench. It was all so planned. Masterclass.

              Manager of the Butterfly effect.

              1. x.jim.x
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 44 mins ago

                None of the things you mentioned made any difference whatsoever

                1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
                  • 7 Years
                  4 days, 37 mins ago

                  Neither did Southgate's boring tactics in the tournament. 70% Sam Allardyce, 30% Mourinho.

                  1. x.jim.x
                    • 9 Years
                    4 days, 35 mins ago

                    He’s in a final, what are you on about you berk lmao

                2. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 days, 31 mins ago

                  The confirmation bias is strong in you Jim!

                  1. x.jim.x
                    • 9 Years
                    4 days, 29 mins ago

                    I don’t rate Southgate at all and his football has been awful, but we’re in a final anyway so “he should have done XYZ” means nothing

                    1. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      4 days, 19 mins ago

                      It's a game of opinions! It's not an exact science!

              2. McGurn
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 15 Years
                4 days, 36 mins ago

                Nice to see someone else realise how appalling Southgate’s tactics have been! The number of Southgate apologists is extraordinary! I understand this around the water cooler in the office but on a football forum!

          2. McGurn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 15 Years
            4 days, 29 mins ago

            Amen!

    12. Digital-Real
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      The best player in the world is enough to beat England on Sunday

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        Best player in the world went home last night mate

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 10 hours ago

        On Tuesday actually.

        Mbappe that is.

    13. Snoop Udogie Dogg
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      Wow, amazing!

      Does Roy Keane have a moustache, or has he been drinking milk?

    14. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      We getting 8 England players for the final yeah?

    15. Sprinterdude
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      Watkins won't be at villa next season I am pretty certain

      Rumour is Villa lining up bids and negotiating for Ivan Toney already

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 1 hour ago

        No one can afford him

      2. Welcome to Har vitzvah
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 51 mins ago

        Being an Arsenal fan, I wish Arsenal can sign him, it will suit him and Arsenal's style of play but yes who on earth is going to afford Watkins?!

        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 49 mins ago

          > I am not English
          > Being an Arsenal fan

          Oh your comments make so much more sense now, carry on

          1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
            • 7 Years
            4 days, 40 mins ago

            People outside of England can't support a team? Maybe take your fight to the clubs who seek global fanbase. Fight the sponsors, stop the non English onwership of the clubs, not use oil or foreign money. Ah, and all that commercial income from broadcasters. Why even sign foreign players while we are at it?! If only they all know what you do.

            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 39 mins ago

              Got the victim personality of an Arsenal fan at least

              1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
                • 7 Years
                4 days, 34 mins ago

                A troll who doesn't have a sensible argument goes on making silly comments, shocking. What a new for the internet. I'm so triggered.

                1. x.jim.x
                  • 9 Years
                  4 days, 31 mins ago

                  A plastic who has never been to the Emirates goes on making silly comments, shocking. What a new for the internet. I'm so triggered.

          2. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 27 mins ago

            How close to Old Trafford did you grow up?

            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 24 mins ago

              Less than 30 mins without giving too much away, thanks for asking!

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 days, 22 mins ago

                And what do you think of all the United fans coming from down south to go to Old Trafford for United's home games?! Are they plastics too?!

                1. x.jim.x
                  • 9 Years
                  4 days, 20 mins ago

                  Yes absolutely - probably the worst kind of plastic considering the amount of clubs around them

                  1. panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 days, 17 mins ago

                    Would the people who grew up 5mins from Old Trafford consider you a "plastic"? Are there any football clubs between where you grew up and Old Trafford? Highly likely I'd say!

                    1. x.jim.x
                      • 9 Years
                      4 days, 15 mins ago

                      Methinks the plastic doth protest too much

                      1. panda07
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        4 days, 6 mins ago

                        Haha, enjoy your beers Jim!

                2. ManUtdForLife
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 days, 20 mins ago

                  Doesn’t happen. Me and Jim and all the other Utd fans grew up in Selford which is right next to Manchester

    16. McGurn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 15 Years
      4 days, 41 mins ago

      England go behind. Exceptionally talented team galvanise as a team and play a brilliant 30 minutes. Incompetent manager gives team talk. Extremely talented team plays appallingly for 40 minutes after said team talk. One player produces a moment of individual brilliance. Incompetent manager takes credit. Cheers all x x

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 36 mins ago

        Southgate is certainly limited, but that is a bit too much

        1. McGurn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 15 Years
          4 days, 31 mins ago

          Which bit is too much? Perhaps the taking credit part. I like the guy and he doesn’t do that. So apologies. I should have said the numbskull posters on this site (no names but 3 spring to mind)! X

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 27 mins ago

            Name names you coward

            1. McGurn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 15 Years
              4 days, 23 mins ago

              That would be inappropriate on a site like this. Nice to see you name calling once again. Is this something you do in real life or just online? All the best pal x

              1. x.jim.x
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 21 mins ago

                DM me hun x

                1. McGurn
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 15 Years
                  4 days, 19 mins ago

                  I am not in the mood tonight, maybe next time, ha x

                  1. x.jim.x
                    • 9 Years
                    4 days, 17 mins ago

                    Booooooo

              2. Welcome to Har vitzvah
                • 7 Years
                4 days, 20 mins ago

                I doubt he ever steps out of his parents basement. Easier for him to do online.

    17. RamboRN
      • 12 Years
      4 days, 21 mins ago

      I can't help but feel bellingham is overrated

      1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 18 mins ago

        Plenty of good players seem overrated playing in a system with handbrake tactics but they are worldclass. He had been good with Madrid, give the young guy sometime.

        1. McGurn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 15 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Bellingham genuinely looks bewildered that he has to play the Southgate way. Foden and others too. But they have to follow the manager’s lead, sadly.

    18. PartyTime
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Never a pen

      1. McGurn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 15 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Didn’t think so either on balance. A 40/60 call. Gotta take the luck sometimes. But the fair result in the end

        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          I don’t think I’ve seen a 15 before!

          1. McGurn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 15 Years
            3 days, 22 hours ago

            It’s been a while, Sir! Sadly the 15 is all I have going for me nowadays.