On Thursday, 6th June, Netherlands and England face each other in the second semi-finals in the Nations League. The first semi-final is played between Portugal and Schweiz. The match is played at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques in Guimarães, Portugal. The winner will play the final at Estadio Do Dragao on 9th June and the loser will play the third-place match on the same date.
Regarding Holland, we can really talk about a sleeping giant woken up. After having missed both the Euro 2016 and the World Cup 2018, the country surprised by winning its Nations League group before both France and Germany. In the club team football, Ajax has shocked the football world and, despite its limited resources, was a few minutes away from reaching the Champions League final. Some of the most important pillars of the success were 22-year-old Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek and 19-year-old team captain Matthijs de Ligt.
Netherlands last five games: (2-2-1)
16 Oct 2018 Belgium v Netherlands 1-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 2018 Netherlands v France 2-0 UEFA Nations League
19 Nov 2018 Germany v Netherlands 2-2 UEFA Nations League
21 Mar 2019 Netherlands v Belarus 4-0 UEFA Euro Cup Qualifier
24 Mar 2019 Netherlands v Germany 2-3 UEFA Euro Cup Qualifier
The success of the national team in World Cup 2018 was followed by a fantastic season for the Premier League clubs. For the first time ever, a nation seized all the final spots in the Champions League and the Europa League, and this success was accomplished without the league champion Man City. It seems that England holds the same class now as during the World Cup 2018. The team has won six out of eight matches since then and has only lost once. At the same time, they have made a lot of goals during these eight games and have beat teams like Spain and Croatia.
England last five games: (5-0-0)
15 Oct 2018 Spain v England 2-3 UEFA Nations League
15 Nov 2018 England v USA 3-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 2018 England v Croatia 2-1 UEFA Nations League
22 Mar 2019 England v Czech Republic 5-0 UEFA Euro Cup Qualifier
25 Mar 2019 Montenegro v England 1-5 UEFA Euro Cup Qualifier
Last five games (Netherlands 4, Draw 4, England 2):
15 Nov 2006 Netherlands v England 1-1 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England 2-2 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 England v Netherlands 2-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2016 England v Netherlands 1-2 International Friendly
23 Mar 2018 Netherlands v England 0-1 International Friendly