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England’s Flawless Penalty Shoot-Out Beats Switzerland In Euro 2024 Quarter-Final

Good morning, we’re six hours away from England facing Switzerland today in their Euro 2024 quarter-final, with the winner taking on either the Netherlands or Turkey in the last four.

We’ll bring you all the latest build-up and team news from Germany as the fans start to gather ahead of the match at the Düsseldorf Arena.

England, without the suspended Marc Guehi, could line up with a back three after previously setting up with a four-man defence so far in Germany.

Although not unchartered territory for Gareth Southgate to play with a back three, changing formation mid tournament is slightly more unusual for him.

The match will mark the 53-year-old’s 100th game in charge of the senior national team and his 24th match as England manager at a major tournament – nine more than anyone else in history.

The landmark, however, comes amid plenty of fierce criticism for England’s performances in Germany, but defender Kieran Trippier believes Southgate has not been fully appreciated.

“I think what Gareth’s done since he took charge has been nothing but remarkable, really.” said Trippier about Southgate, who has won more knockout matches than every other manager from 1966 combined

“When I first arrived, we had many meetings about what it means to represent England and he really installed that real togetherness in the squad from when he first took charge to now.

“You’ve seen how much he’s developed. And I think what he’s done for England is nothing but remarkable, really.

“Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion, but I think Gareth certainly knows, from myself, the players, what we think of him. He is an unbelievable, unbelievable person and somebody that we all, every single person in this camp, respects.”

Today’s match will be the fourth meeting between England and Switzerland at a major tournament, and third at the European Championship. Switzerland have never won a quarter-final in a major tournament, having suffered defeat in their past four attempts.