England defeats Switzerland in penalty shootout, advances to Euro semifinals

England secured a spot in the semifinals of the European Championship after defeating Switzerland 5-3 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in extra time on Saturday. Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the winning penalty for England, with Bukayo Saka also converting his spot kick. This victory comes three years after England lost the Euro final on penalties.

Switzerland, on the other hand, exits the tournament after falling short in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive time. They had the opportunity to win in extra time, but Xherdan Shaqiri's shot hit the frame of the goal directly from a corner kick.

The match saw Saka equalize for England in the 80th minute after Breel Embolo had given Switzerland the lead just five minutes earlier. The game went to extra time, where neither team could find a winner.

Unfortunately for England, they were without their captain Harry Kane for the penalty shootout after he collided with manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline. Kane was replaced by Ivan Toney.

England will now face the Netherlands in the semifinals, with the winner advancing to the final. This victory marks England's second consecutive late win in the tournament, following their 2-1 extra-time victory over Slovakia in the previous round.


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