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Euro 2024: France and Netherlands Crash Out, Spain and England Prepare for the Final

The semi-finals of Euro 2024 have come to an end, and it’s been a thrilling ride so far. France and the Netherlands both suffered heartbreaking defeats, while Spain and England are gearing up for the biggest match of their lives.

The End of the Road for France and Netherlands

France’s campaign came to a shockingly early end after they lost to Spain in the semi-finals. Les Bleus were looking good early on, with Randal Kolo Muani heading in an early goal. However, two quick-fire goals from Lamine Yamal and Dani Olmo sealed the deal for Spain. France’s lackluster performance was a far cry from their usual high standards.

The Netherlands also had their dreams of glory crushed, losing 2-1 to England in a thrilling encounter. Xavi Simons’ stunning strike gave the Dutch an early lead, but England’s penalty just before halftime turned the tide of the game. Ollie Watkins’ goal in the 90th minute sealed the win for the Three Lions.

The Final: Spain vs England

The stage is set for a mouth-watering final between Spain and England. The La Roja have been the most impressive team at Euro 2024, topping their group without dropping a point and smashing Georgia 4-1 in the round of 16. Luis de la Fuente’s side will be looking to add another major trophy to their collection.

England, on the other hand, have been much less impressive, but have found a way to grind out results. Late goals from Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, and Ollie Watkins have kept them in the tournament, and their will to win makes them a big threat to Spain.

The Road to the Final

Spain’s path to the final has been nothing short of dominating. They thrashed Georgia 4-1 in the round of 16 and then dispatched France 2-1 in the semi-finals. England, meanwhile, have had a more difficult route to the final, beating Germany 2-0 in the round of 16 and then edging out the Netherlands 2-1 in the semi-finals.

The Final Countdown

The final is just around the corner, and both teams will be eager to lift the trophy. Spain will be the overwhelming favorites, but England have shown they can cause an upset. The stage is set for a thrilling encounter, and we can’t wait to see what unfolds.

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