England will play the Netherlands in UEFA Nations League semi-finals


England will play Netherlands in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League, while Portugal, who host the tournament, take on Switzerland.

England will play the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Uefa Nations League on 6 June 2019 at Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes.

The final will take place on June 9, with the third-place play-off also being played that day.

Reacting to the draw, England boss Gareth Southgate said: 'All four teams are very evenly matched.

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'I think it will be a game of good technical ability, good energy and pace and a game that both sets of supporters can really look forward to'. "Everyone will feel they've got a good chance - and we're the same". We have a lot of respect for the England team, we have a lot of players playing at various clubs in the Premier League.

Van Dijk, who captains his country, said that England are as good as their hype suggests after their run to the semifinals at the World Cup. We are surprised the team is doing this well but hopefully we can keep going'.

The Netherlands did not qualify for the World Cup but have since beaten Germany and France on their way to winning their Nations League group. "Ronald had only had them for three days".

Gareth Southgate's men qualified for the last four of the inaugural tournament with a late victory over Croatia last month, topping their group. "We have a bit longer to prepare for this one, so we are looking forward to the summer".