Euro 2024: England beat Netherlands 2-1, qualify for final

The Three Lions of England have reached the Euro 2024 final after Ollie Watkins’ superb last-minute strike secured a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands.

In a lively start in Dortmund, Xavi Simons capitalized on Declan Rice’s error to score a stunning goal inside the first seven minutes.

England responded swiftly, with Harry Kane being fouled by Denzel Dumfries in the penalty area. Kane, playing for Bayern Munich, converted the controversial penalty after a lengthy VAR review, despite intense debate in the ITV studio, where Gary Neville labeled the decision “a disgrace.” Phil Foden’s sublime skill almost gave Gareth Southgate’s side the lead.

As extra time loomed, substitute Watkins, who came on for Kane, fired a shot home from a narrow angle, securing England’s place in Sunday’s final.

This result marks England’s second consecutive appearance in a Euro final, where they will face Spain in Munich.