England will face Netherlands in Nations League semi-finals

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European champions Portugal will take on Switzerland in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League following the draw for the finals in Dublin on Monday.

World Cup semi-finalists England, who are looking for their first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup, meet a resurgent Netherlands side in the second semi-final of the inaugural tournament.

England face the Netherlands in a competitive match for the first time since a thumping 4-1 win in the 1996 European Championships.

Gareth Southgate’s side needed a late goal from Harry Kane to beat World Cup finalists Croatia and claim top spot in Group A4 which also featured former world and European champions Spain.

The Netherlands, a rejuvenated side under new manager Ronald Koeman, sealed their progress from a tough group featuring world champions France and Germany.

The event, created to replace friendly internationals that were unpopular with clubs, players and fans as they interrupted league action, largely got the thumbs up after the first batch of matches in September.

The semi-final matches will be played in Portugal on June 5-6 next year with the title clash set to be held on June 9.

REUTERS/Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge

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