The England National Football Team is aiming to bring the Cup ‘Home’. But their performances in the matches looked shaky and were not ‘champion’ worthy considering other team’s performances at the same stages. They finished at the top of Group B scoring just two goals, which was the fewest amongst all qualified 16 teams for the knock-out phases. But one player who delivered constantly for the side was Jude Bellingham, who at the crucial juncture of the matches scored or delivered a pass to help England ‘survive’. Jude Bellingham Reacts After Carlos Alcaraz Celebrates Wimbledon 2024 Third-Round Win With British Midfielder's Signature Celebration.

In the knockout phases also, the Real Madrid star ignited England’s famous comeback win over Slovakia with a goal via an overhead kick. He was again at the heart of England’s attack against Switzerland, who gave them a tough fight and stretched the game to the penalty shoot-out. But along with his performances at the UEFA Euro competition, Jude was at the center of controversy also – for his questionable celebration against Slovakia. With the bans and penalties imposed on Jude Bellingham, check out the chances of Jude Bellingham playing against the Netherlands National Football Team in the UEFA Euro 2024 semifinal fixture.

Will Jude Bellingham Play Tonight in the Netherlands vs England UEFA Euro 2024 Semifinal Match?

21-year-old Jude Bellingham is considered England’s brightest footballer and has shown his abilities at the club level. The attacking midfielder was at the center of many high-octane matches and never backed down from his duties. At the Euro 2024 competition also, despite playing with multiple stars, Jude Bellingham remained the focus of the attacking gameplay and he once again stood tall with his playmaking and scoring abilities. Even though UEFA imposed a one-match ban and penalties on Bellingham, he is clear to play against the Netherlands in the semifinal. Jude Bellingham Handed One-Game Ban, Fined 30,000 Euros for Obscene Gesture Following England’s Last-16 Win Over Slovakia in UEFA Euro 2024.

England on the other side needs him the most at the penultimate fixture considering their struggles in front of the goal and the strong defense line of the opposition. Gareth Southgate hardly changed his playing XI in the Euro 2024 tournament so far, trusting his players and making changes after halftime depending on the game situation. Despite that, Jude Bellingham remained untouchable and fans can expect him to start against the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2024 semifinal.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 10, 2024 02:38 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website