Which players are suspended for Euro 2024 semifinals? List of players missing for red, yellow cards and how bans work

As Euro 2024 moves into the semifinal stage the stakes are ramped up for the four remaining teams in the tournament.

Spain’s extra-time win over hosts Germany saw Luis de la Fuente’s team into the final four where they face France, who edged a penalty shootout win over Portugal.

Penalty drama was the deciding factor England also, as Gareth Southgate’s side produced five perfect spot-kicks to get past Switzerland. That set up a date with the Netherlands, who came from behind to defeat Turkey 2-1.

Several players were talking suspension tightropes in those quarterfinal matches, particularly Spain, who saw Dani Carvajal sent off late against Germany after earlier confusion about whether or not captain Alvaro Morata received a potentially important yellow card.

Ahead of the semifinals, The Sporting News has the latest on which players are missing due to suspension, and how yellow and red card rules work at Euro 2024.

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Which players are suspended for Euro 2024 semifinals?

Of the four teams qualified for the semifinals, Spain are the only one missing players due to suspension, with Robin Le Normand and Dani Carvajal banned against France.

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Real Sociedad centre back Le Normand received his second yellow card of Euro 2024, which triggered an automatic one-game ban, whilst Carvajal was sent off for two yellows in the same game, which also means a one-game suspension.

Both players will be eligible for the final if Spain progress.

Initial reports indicated captain Alvaro Morata was cautioned in the closing stages against Germany, which would have meant a ban, but UEFA has since confirmed this was not the case and he is available for Spain.

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List of players suspended for Euro 2024 semifinals:

  • Robin Le Normand (Spain): One game
  • Dani Carvajal (Spain): One game

How suspension rules work at Euro 2024

At Euro 2024, players are suspended for one match if they receive two yellow cards in separate matches, and again after receiving four. For example, if Player A were yellow-carded in his nation’s first two group games, he would be suspended for their third.

If a player receives a red card in a game, they incur an automatic one-match suspension. This applies either to a straight red card, or if they are sent off after being shown two yellow cards in the same match. Those bans can then be extended if UEFA believes the offence to have been serious enough to warrant greater punishment.

At Euro 2024, yellow cards are wiped from a player’s record once the tournament reaches the end of the quarterfinal stage. That means that no player can be suspended for the semifinals or final due to yellow-card accumulation over previous rounds.

Can players be suspended for Euro 2024 final?

Despite the change to yellow-card rules, there are still ways to miss the final through suspension if a player falls foul of the officials.

Yellow cards are wiped after the quarterfinals, which means players cannot be banned for the final due to the accumulation of bookings. However, if a player is sent off in the semifinal, they will automatically miss the final.

Euro 2024 semifinal schedule

Spain, France, England and the Netherlands are now just one step away from a potential final and the schedule for their semifinal games is outlined below.

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The local kickoff times in Germany are 9:00 p.m. CEST, which is 3:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. BST.

For fans in Australia and India, kickoff times will stretch into the following day, at 5:00 a.m. AEST and 12:30 a.m. IST.

Date Time (CEST) Match Location
July 9 9 p.m. SF 1: Spain vs. France Munich (Allianz Arena)
July 10 9 p.m. SF 2: England vs. Netherlands Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park)


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