England vs. Switzerland live score, updates: Euro 2024 result as Three Lions face surprise challengers in quarterfinal

England face Switzerland at Dusseldorf’s Merkur Spiel-Arena in the third of the Euro 2024 quarterfinals.

Gareth Southgate’s squad, despite facing criticism for their uneven performances, managed a dramatic comeback against Slovakia in the Round of 16 thanks in part to a stunning bicycle-kick goal from Jude Bellingham.

Meanwhile, Switzerland have been on an impressive run, defeating reigning champions Italy in the previous round with goals from Remo Freuler and Ruben Vargas. Murat Yakin’s team are on an eight-game unbeaten streak and have their sights set on breaking new ground by reaching their first major tournament semifinal.

The Sporting News is following England vs. Switzerland live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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England vs. Switzerland live score

  Halftime Goalscorers
England 0  
Switzerland 0  

Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf

Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Lineups:

England (3-4-2-1, right to left): 1. Pickford (GK) — 2. Walker, 5. Stones, 14. Konsa — 12. Trippier, 26. Mainoo 4. Rice, 7. Saka — 11. Foden, 10. Bellingham — 9. Kane.

Switzerland (3-4-2-1, right to left): 1. Sommer (GK) — 22. Schar, 5. Akanji 13. Rodriguez — 26. Rieder, 10. Xhaka, 8. Freuler, 20. Aebischer — 19. Ndoye, 17. Vargas — 7. Embolo.

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England vs. Switzerland live updates, highlights, and commentary from Euro 2024

Halftime

Switzerland look to break through Ndoye from the corner but Konsa holds his ground, wins a free-kick from Konsa and that’s that. England have been fairly dominant and much better out of possession in their 3-4-3. They’re still lacking creativity as a collective and Harry Kane is still frustratingly on the margins.

45 mins: Saka round the outside of Aebisher, whose had a pretty torrid time of things. Xhaka makes a last ditch intervention to smother Mainoo’s shot and it’s a corner. Straight into Sommer’s gloves.

43 mins: Saka, easily the most enterprising attacking player on show so far, cuts inside and holds off Xhaka before having a shot blocked.

41 mins: A lot of control for England, which is a market improvement to their previous displays in this tournament. Still not a great deal of note happening in an attacking sense.

36 mins: Saka again into a nice crossing position after fine work from Bellingham. Saka with another dangerous cross that Bellingham dummies but it runs through to Sommer.

28 mins: Saka bustles past Aebischer. Drills in a low call but Akanji is there again before any England player.

25 mins: Embolo into the box, good block from Konsa, who has started confidently on his full major tournament debut.

24 mins: Decent enough start by England but that’s another basically rubbish set-piece, this time from Foden. It’s notable how much less Southgate’s team have threatened from dead balls without the threat of Harry Maguire in this tournament. On the other hand, that’s excellent pressing from Foden to startle his club mate Akanji as Switzerland restart.

22 mins: Kane gets up to meet the corner but it’s effectively a clearance. Trippier’s corner swung out of play anyway. Well done everyone.

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21 mins: Foden flips a delightful ball over the top for Saka, who drives a ball into the six-yard box. He’s entitled to ask Kane to be buying a ticket there. England corner.

18 mins: Mainoo drives at Switzerland, it’s been another bright start from the Man United teenager. He gets crowded out in the box and almost ends up getting a piggy back from Akanji.

16 mins: Bellingham on the move, finds Kane. He sets it back to Mainoo, whose drive is blocked. Rice wins the second ball, Schar and Kane have a coming together. The England captain wants a penalty but referee Orsato is not interested.

13 mins: England with possession hut it’s slow and ponderous and they have to go back to Pickford. He fizzes a ball into Bellingham. That’s reset things nicely. Mainoo to Bellingham, who can’t quite thread the ball to Trippier.

9 mins: Walker lets Vargas get the cross in. Konsa with a glancing clearance and Stones a little more authoritatively once the ball comes back in. Switzerland remain camped in the England half.

8 mins: Now Xhaka takes the opportunity to orchestrate a Swiss attack. Ndoye into the box and Mainoo scampers back to mop up well.

7 mins: Switerland struggling to pick up Saka’s movements from deep and he brings down a raking ball from Bellingham. The Arsenal man sets the ball back to Walker, whose drilled cross is cleared by Manchester City team-mate Akanji. Now the flag goes up.

5 mins: Switzerland play down the left in slick fashion. Konsa steps in to deny Freuler.

4 mins: Foden knitting things together in the Switzerland half, seeing plenty of the ball early on. Saka takes aim from out on the right but the cross is over-hit.

Kickoff

Off we go. Saka is starting on the right for England. Hmmmm.

5 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams, walking out to a boisterous atmosphere at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. Anthems time. “God Save the Cheese” reads one Swiss fan’s banner. No arguments here.

25 mins before kickoff: Plenty of people are tipping Switzerland to win today and you can make that case beyond England’s form, tactical struggles and general neurosis around its national sport. Murat Yakin’s side were a stoppage-time equaliser away from beating Germany and clinically dispatched holder Italy in the previous round. Zoom out to Euro 2020 and you see a side that knocked out France and only lost to Spain on penalties. They pushed Brazil all the way in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup before a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Portugal. That’s a major outlier for the Swiss against major nations over recent years and England shouldn’t expect anything similar.

Ruben Vargas celebrates a Switzerland goal at Euro 2024

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45 mins before kickoff: Coaches sometimes like to keep their cards close to their chest, keeping opponents guessing over what their strategy might be. Not that any of that is Phil Foden, who’s just succinctly outlined the system and the game plan for England when talking to BBC One.

We’ve changed formation to match what they do, to try and get pressure upfield and try and retain the ball. Let’s see if it works, I’m looking forward to it

I’ll be inside, more centrally. It’s what I prefer. If the team in general players well I think the forwards play well. If we get the shape right and the press right it’ll be a lot better, I feel.
 

1 hour before kickoff: It’s as you’d expect from Switzerland, although Fabian Rieder gets the nod as an attacking option at right wingback despite Silvan Widmer returning from suspension.

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1 hr 10 mins before kickoff: Here’s the England XI. Ezri Konsa in for the suspended Marc Guehi is the only change from the team that edged past Slovakia but it does look like that presumed change is shape will happen. If it does, it means Keiran Trippier and Bukayo Saka starting as the wing-backs. Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luke Shaw are on the bench and obvious wide alternatives in a 3-4-3.

1 hr 20 mins before kickoff: Confirmed team news will be with us shortly and speculation is rife that Gareth Southgate will revert to a back three in an attempt to give his under-achieving stars a spark. Southgate used this shape throughout England’s run to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and reverted to it for the round-of-16 win over Germany and final defeat to Italy on penalties at Euro 2020. It would also have the possible advantage of matching up to Switzerland’s system, however Murat Yakin’s side look well-grooved to an extent it is hard to imagine England matching after a week on the training ground. Southgate’s hope will be to close that gap enough so that the likes of Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden have a platform to shine.

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1 hr 40 mins before kickoff: So, yeah, England haven’t really played well at Euro 2024 yet. But maybe they’ve simply been ahead of the curve. Spain, the competition’s form team, were pretty fortunate to burgle an unforgettable last-minute win against hosts Germany yesterday, while Portugal and France were both borderline unwatchable before the latter prevailed on penalties. Playing well? Overrated in tournament football, apparently.

2 hours before kickoff: England haven’t yet impressed at Euro 2024, but this is the time to find form: they face an emboldened and competitive Switzerland side who have already put out holders Italy. Can they eliminate the other finalists of Euro 2020?

England vs. Switzerland kick off time

This Euro 2024 quarterfinal kicks off from the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m. local time in Dusseldorf.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

  Date Kickoff time
USA/Canada Sat, Jul. 6 12 p.m. ET
USA/Canada Sat, Jul. 6 9 a.m. PT
UK Sat, Jul. 6 5 p.m. BST
Australia Sun, Jul. 7 2 a.m. AEST
India Sat, Jul. 6 9:30 p.m. IST
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England vs. Switzerland lineups, team news

Centre-back Marc Guehi, who received a second yellow card of the tournament in the last-16 match against Slovakia, is suspended. Ezri Konsa replaces the Crystal Palace man in the only change in personnel from the team that started last weekend, although a switch to a three-man defence is anticipated.

That means Kieran Trippier and Bukayo Saka as wingbacks, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luke Shaw the alternatives out wide on the bench.

Jude Bellingham will start in midfield after his UEFA investigation into a celebration gesture against Slovakia saw him fined, and issued with only a suspended ban.

England starting lineup (3-4-2-1, right to left): Pickford (GK) —  Walker, Stones,  Konsa —   Trippier, Mainoo, Rice, Saka — Foden, Bellingham — Kane.

England subs (max 15): Ramsdale (GK), Henderson (GK), Shaw, Alexander-Arnold, Dunk, Gallagher, Toney, Gordon, Watkins, Bowen, Eze, Gomez, Palmer, Wharton.

The match also sets up an intriguing midfield battle between Declan Rice of England and Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka, who is set to recover from a minor adductor scare.

Swiss coach Murat Yakin welcomes back Silvan Widmer from suspension, although Fabian Rieder gets the nod at right wingback.

Switzerland starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Sommer (GK) — Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez — Rieder, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer — Ndoye, Vargas — Embolo.

Switzerland subs (max 15): Mvogo (GK), Kobel (GK), Stergiou, Widmer, Elvedi, Zakaria, Okafor, Steffen, Zuber, Zesiger, Sierro, Duah, Shaqiri, Jashari, Amdouni.

England vs. Switzerland live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA FOX, TUDN Fubo, Fox Sports app/website, TUDN app/website, ViX
Canada TSN3, TSN4, CTV, TVA Sports CTV app, TVA+
UK BBC One BBC iPlayer
Australia  — Optus Sport
India Sony Ten 2, 3, 2HD, 3HD JioTV, Sony LIV

USA: England vs. Switzerland will be televised in the United States on Fox and TUDN (Spanish). These channels are available to stream on Fubo, who are offering a FREE seven-day trialViX is also an option for Spanish viewers.

Radio coverage of the match can be followed on SiriusXM FC.

UK: Saturday’s match will be shown in the UK on BBC One and the fans can stream on BBC iPlayer. Fans can also enjoy listening on BBC Radio 5. 

Canada: TSN are the main English-language broadcasters for Euro 2024 while TVA provides French options. This match is also being shown on CTV.

Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster for the European Championship is Optus Sport. 

India: Euro 2024 matches are available to watch on on JioTV and Sony LIV. England vs. Switzerland can also be viewed on Sony Ten Network on TV.

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