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England vs Switzerland EURO 2024 quarter-final preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, possible line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final between England and Switzerland.

England and Switzerland meet in the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-finals on Saturday 6 July.

England vs Switzerland at a glance

When: Saturday 6 July (18:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf 
What: UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage here

Where to watch England vs Switzerland on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA EURO 2024 broadcast partner(s) here. 

What do you need to know?

"We were able to compete with Germany and beat Italy, so why shouldn't we now have what it takes to beat England?" Switzerland coach Murat Yakin asked earlier this week. It is fair to say confidence is high in the Swiss camp after Yakin's side nearly defeated the fancied tournament hosts in the group stage and then ended the Azzurri's title defence in impressive style in the last 16.

England vs Switzerland 2004 flashback

The Nati are bidding to make the last four of a major tournament for the first time. For England, who have reached a semi-final, final and quarter-final in the last three, this is becoming common ground. Gareth Southgate has been at the helm throughout, and Saturday marks his 100th game in charge. The Three Lions haven't exactly roared to the last eight, but they have found a way. Is now the time they remove the shackles?

Possible line-ups

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Konsa; Trippier, Mainoo, Rice, Shaw; Foden, Bellingham; Kane
Suspended: Guéhi
Misses next match if booked: Bellingham, Foden, Gallagher, Mainoo, Trippier

Switzerland: Sommer; Schär, Akanji, Rodríguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer; Ndoye, Embolo, Vargas
Misses next match if booked: Freuler, Ndoye, Rodríguez, Sierro, Xhaka

When are yellow cards wiped?

Cautions from matches in the final tournament that have not resulted in a suspension expire on completion of the quarter-finals. They are not carried forward to the semi-finals. For more information, check out the official regulations.

Route to the quarter-finals


Group C

1-0 vs Serbia (Bellingham 13)
1-1 vs Denmark (Kane 18; Hjulmand 34)
0-0 vs Slovenia

Round of 16
2-1 aet vs Slovakia
(Bellingham 90+5, Kane 91; Schranz 25)


Group A
3-1 vs Hungary (Duah 12, Aebischer 45, Embolo 90+3; Varga 66)
1-1 vs Scotland (Shaqiri 26; McTominay 13)
1-1 vs Germany (Ndoye 28; Füllkrug 90+2)

Round of 16
2-0 vs Italy (Freuler 37, Vargas 46)

Expert predictions

Joe Terry, England reporter

I think Southgate will mix things up and opt for a back three with wing-backs, in an attempt to get his side functioning better and to match Switzerland's shape. This formation could resolve a few issues, getting both Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham operating centrally behind Harry Kane, while providing natural width in the form of Kieran Trippier and Bukayo Saka. Switzerland represent England's biggest challenge yet, but the Three Lions tend to save their best performances for the biggest occasions.

Southgate: 'We've improved a lot'

Anna Sophia Vollmerhausen, Switzerland reporter

Switzerland have developed a reputation for being a compact, solid and humble outfit who keep things simple, which is exactly the kind of energy that anyone dropping by their base camp this past week will have felt. Against EURO 2020 runners-up England, the in-form Swiss have an opportunity to reach the last four of a major tournament for the first time. However, the pressure of the occasion is unlikely to weigh too heavily on Yakin's men, who have plenty of reasons to go into this game with quiet confidence.

Views from the camps

Gareth Southgate, England coach: "[Switzerland] have good players, a settled way of playing and they press aggressively, at the beginning of games in particular. They have some adaptations to their system that you have to be ready for. They've shown that they can defend well as a group when they've been ahead in a couple of the matches as well. They're a very, very good side."

Murat Yakin, Switzerland coach: "Every big team aims for the knockout phase. Once you are there, it comes down to one game at a time. England reached the final three years ago and everyone knows how good they are, and what great players they have. It is up to us to frustrate another big side and play the game we know how to play. Anything is possible. I just hope luck is on our side again."

Konsa: 'We've got to focus on our plan'

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