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UEFA Women's Euro 2017 S/F Preview: Netherlands v England

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 S/F Preview: Netherlands v England

England Lionesses face UEFA Women's Euro 2017 host nation, the Netherlands in Thursday evening's semi-final.


FC Twente Enschede stadium aka Arke Stadion.

All 30,000 seats have been sold for tomorrow night's encounter but, if you live in the UK then terrestrial channel Channel 4 and subscription Eurosport will beam live pictures to your TV or other screening device. Kick off - 7:45pm BST.

Match officials

Referee - Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)

Assistants - Manuela Nicolosi (FRA) & Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Fourth official - Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Did you know?

Netherlands lost 2-1 after extra-time to England in the team's only previous semi-final encounter in 2009.

The Lionesses beat Netherlands when the sides met in England in last November's friendly 1-0.

Team news

England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley will be sidelined for a while having suffered a fibula fracture in the quarter-final 1-0 victory over France.

England's Jill Scott is suspended after the Manchester City midfielder picked up her second caution of the competition in the quarter-final win.

Here are five reasons why we think they can go all the way.

Third-time lucky at #WEURO2017 for twice runners-up England?

England manager Mark Sampson

'The great thing about where we are at the moment is that we are exciting the English public. It has been a long time since the English public had genuine belief that we could win a major championship.'

Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veevendaal is delighted to hear tomorrow's game will be a sell-out. She told

'It's fantastic. We never could have imagined that so many Dutch fans would be coming to see us and that the people would be so enthusiastic. It really helps us a lot and they're doing a great job. It really gives us a boost.'

Good luck Lionesses, I for one will be watching and cheering you on!

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Date:Wednesday August 2 2017
Time: 12:15PM

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