Euro 2024: England enter the fray with Serbia opener in Gelsenkirchen – stay

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Euro 2024: England enter the fray with Serbia opener in Gelsenkirchen – stay

Key occasions

Hungary 1-3 Switzerland

The opposite recreation yesterday was in Scotland’s group, the place Switzerland survived a wobble to deservedly beat Hungary. Granit Xhaka was majestic in midfield.

Spain 3-0 Croatia

Within the different Group B recreation, the astonishing 16-year-old Lamine Yamal placed on a present as Spain hammered Croatia regardless of having lower than 50 per cent possession. The final time that occurred in a aggressive recreation was in 2008, when Yamal was a few weeks in need of his first birthday.

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Italy 2-1 Albania

It’s been a extremely good begin to the event, with 16 targets within the first 4 video games. Three of these got here in Dortmund final evening, the place the reigning champions Italy conceded the quickest aim in European Championship historical past earlier than recovering to beat Albania.

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Preamble

Good day and welcome to our stay weblog for day three of Euro 2024. It’s the massive one, the day when our heroes enter the event. Denmark play Slovenia at 5pm, hoping to emulate the boys of 1984, 1992 and even 2021.

England are additionally concerned: they meet an attacking Serbian aspect in Gelsenkirchen tonight. And first up, Poland play the Netherlands in Hamburg. That recreation is in an intriguing Group D, which additionally consists of France and a fast-improving Austria. I used to be going to say the Netherlands can’t afford to slide up, nevertheless it didn’t do them any hurt once they misplaced their first recreation of the final European Championship to be performed in Germany.

For those who desire this stuff in checklist kind, listed below are at present’s video games.

  • Poland v Netherlands (Group D, 2pm)

  • Slovenia v Denmark (Group C, 5pm)

  • Serbia v England (Group C, 8pm)

Marco van Basten scores the winner in opposition to West Germany within the Euro 88 semi-final. The Netherlands misplaced their opening recreation however recovered to win the event in superb model. {Photograph}: STF/AP
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