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Switzerland have shown incomparably better football than England

Jude Bellingham’s last-gasp heroics rescued England at the death of the round of 16 tie with Slovakia on Sunday.

The pre-tournament favourites will now face Switzerland in the quarter-final of the 2024 Euro on Saturday afternoon at Dusseldorf Arena.

  • England have won just one of four games at the Euro in regular time.
  • Switzerland looked beyond impressive in the last two games against the likes of Germany and Italy.
  • Four of the previous five head-to-head games between these sides ended with fewer than three goals scored.
  • Switzerland go into this undefeated in eight straight outings across competitions.

England were rescued by the bell after another sloppy performance in a 2-1 extra-time win over Slovakia in the last-16 round.

Jude Bellingham notched a wonder bicycle-kick strike from the team’s inaugural shot on target in the fifth minute of added time.

Switzerland were far more impressive in their 2-‘0 victory over defending champions Italy seven days ago.

Remo Freuler and Ruben Vargas launched La Nati to a famous win, the one Murat Yakin’s troops well deserved on the occasion. They have outplayed Italy in every single aspect of the game.

England Team News

Gareth Southgate will have some decisions to make ahead of this quarter-final. Firstly, he will need to find a solution for the Marc Guehi suspension.

Kobbie Mainoo did enough to retain his place at the centre of the park while it will be very interesting to see whether Cole Palmer will get the chance to feature in the starting XI here after Saka’s another subpar display.

England Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1 Formation)

Pickford – Walker, Stones, Konsa, Trippier – Mainoo, Rice – Saka, Bellingham, Foden – Kane.

Switzerland Predicted Lineup (3-4-2-1 Formation)

Sommer – Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez – Aebischer, Freuler, Xhaka, Rieder – Vargas, Ndoye – Embolo.