England fans primed and ready to cheer on Three Lions as they fight Netherlands for place in Euros final

England fans primed and ready to cheer on Three Lions as they fight Netherlands for place in Euros final

ENGLAND fans have descended on Dortmund ahead of the huge semi-final Euros match against the Dutch.

Anticipation is rising as pints are drunk, punts are placed, and the nation braces itself for another nerve-wracking night of football.

Paul EdwardsEngland fans in Dortmund ahead of the clash pose with TV presenter Josie Gibson[/caption]

GettyPortsmouth FC fans preparing for the match in Dortmund[/caption]

Paul EdwardsShirts were off as the sun came out in Dortmund[/caption]

Paul EdwardsKate Wilkinson and Amy Dorman from Middlesborough ahead of the game[/caption]

The Three Lions face Holland tonight at Signal Iduna Park for a place in the final of Euro 2024 which will see the winner facing Spain.

Fans enjoyed the warm temperature in Dortmund today as they drunk beer with Dutch fans before the game.

Many donned their England shirts with pride as they get ready to will the team to victory.

Others had taken their shirts off and sang songs and chanted for England with a beer in hand.

But Three Lions supporters may be swamped by an orange sea of Netherlands fans, with 100,000 Dutch expected to descend on Dortmund.

Fans Kate Wilkinson and Amy Dorman from Middlesborough raised the Flag of St George behind them as they posed for a photo.

England sneaked through the quarter-final on Sunday against Switzerland in a clinical penalty shootout.

That came after ace Bukayo Saka slotted a 90th minute goal to take the game into extra time.

At the end of the thriller, Prince William was seen fist pumping the air in celebration.

The Prince of Wales, who is the President of the Football Association met the stars in the tunnel after the side’s victory in the Dusseldorf Arena yesterday.

The heir, 42, has hailed the epic win as “nail biting to the very end” after he jetted over to join fans in Germany.

Wills shared his thoughts in a tweet after the match: “Nail biting to the very end. Well done @England! Semi-finals here we come! We believe. W.”

Gareth Southgate is set to only make one change to the starting team, with defender Luke Shaw also reported to be on the bench.

England’s Harry Kane dilemma laid bare as stats show MAJOR problem before Holland clash

GARETH SOUTHGATE has a Harry Kane dilemma ahead of the Euro 2024 semi-final, writes Kealan Hughes.

England face the Netherlands on Wednesday night as they bid to reach back-to-back Euros finals with their captain the subject of huge scrutiny.

Kane, 30, was taken off in extra-time against Switzerland after a lacklustre performance which saw the striker barely involved in play.

In 109 minutes, he completed just EIGHT passes – only one of which was in the final third.

Kane also made just four touches in the opposition penalty box, with critics lamenting his failure to get into the area to get on the end of one of Bukayo Saka’s many crosses.

Alan Shearer has advised Kane to do his work in the box rather than dropping back.

In fact his average position against Switzerland was DEEPER than wing-backs Saka and Kieran Trippier.

That might be understandable, with the pair bombing on to provide width.

But Kane was also, on average BEHIND Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden and even holding midfielders Kobbie Mainoo and Declan Rice.

Read SunSport’s analysis on Southgate’s Kane dilemma in full.

Paul EdwardsThe Flag of St George is making itself felt in the German city today[/caption]

Paul EdwardsPlenty of Dutch were preparing for their team to take on the Three Lions[/caption]

Paul EdwardsDutch fans kindly helped one wheelchair-bound English fan down some stairs[/caption]

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