The Lionesses are tonight in action in their penultimate Nations League game, with their fate in the competition and Team GB's participation in next summer's Olympic Games at stake. Another defeat to the Dutch tonight could leave them in the relegation play-offs.
Sarina Weigman's side have struggled this year with just six points from four games to leave them third in Group A1, which they need to top to secure Great Britain a spot at Paris 2024. They have lost to both Netherlands and Belgium already this year, and must now make amends with a win tonight.
England are without both Leah Williamson and stand-in captain Millie Bright, with goalkeeper Mary Earps set to wear the armband. However, Beth Mead is fit again and gunning to start an England game for the first time in over a year. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Simon Collings and Dom Smith Wembley Stadium.
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95min: A thrilling finale sees England get the win they needed, but it might still not be enough.
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93min: Russo stretches onto James' flicked cross and is inches wide from another!
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91min: Toone in injury time! England lead!
Another fantastic cross from James lets the sub slot home at the back post.
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90min: Five minutes added on.
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89min: It's 1-1 at full-time between Belgium and Scotland, that's better news for England but still not a huge help.
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88min: Daly is on for Charles.
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87min: Bronze again the last woman back to deny the Dutch. England have nine players in the opposition half.
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85min: Bronze is needed to race back and prevent a Netherlands counter, and she does.
England still pushing.
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80min: England have come up against a bit of a Dutch wall the past few minutes, but another sweeping move ends with Mead jumping at the back post but gets under the ball.
Simon Collings at Wembley Stadium
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"England probably have one last throw of the dice in Rachel Daly. About now is usually the time Wiegman would be telling Millie Bright to go up top as an emergency striker."
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72min: A cracker from Walsh from the edge of the area, which stings the keeper's hands. England are pushing.
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68min: Toone and Russo on for Kirby and Stanway.
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64min: England still need two more goals.
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61min: This is incredible! Hemp squeezes a shot inside the post!
Two goals in as many minutes and England are level.
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59min: Game on! Stanway with a smart header back across goal from a smart James cross.
Simon Collings at Wembley Stadium
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"A familiar pattern to the first half evolving. England getting into good positions and then not making it count. James the latest one to be guilty of sloppiness in the final third."
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53min: A nice move by England almost eeks out a chance as Hemp and Kirby work together to find James on the edge of the area, who sends the ball 10 yards over.
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50min: Netherlands already trying to manage the result, slowing the play down as England try to force a breakthrough.
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46min: Back under way!
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Beth Mead is coming on at half-time.
Dom Smith at Wembley Stadium
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"Pretty calamitous half from England, who knew they needed to win and have failed to turn up, plain and simple.
Netherlands deservedly ahead. Perhaps they are a tad fortunate to lead by two, but the fact of the matter is:
"England haven’t had anyone to hold the ball up in attack. Russo or Daly needed up front. I expect to see one of them to appear off the bench."
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48min: England need something, anything, after the break.
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45min: Two minutes added on.
Simon Collings at Wembley
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"Beth Mead warming up on the touchline here. Half-time change incoming?"
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42min: England cannot seem to lay a glove on the Dutch. Wiegman needs to change things and Hayes is calling for her to do it before the break.
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Replays show goalscorer Beerensteyn was offside in the build-up to that second goal.
That's two big errors from the match officials tonight, both leading to goals. No VAR at Wembley.
Simon Collings at Wembley
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"Wow, that's a first. A rare Mary Earps error. She's visibly frustrated and throws her arms in the air. England with a mountain to climb."
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35min: An absolute howler from captain Earps, who lets Beerensteyn's weak shot from the edge of the area slip through her fingers.
A long way back for England now.
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34min: Emma Hayes, on co-commentary for ITV, is tipping Wiegman is change formation to 3-5-2 to combat the Dutch dominance.
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32min: Spitse goes alone and it's high and wide.
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31min: Free kick to Netherlands near the edge of the area after a clumsy foul by Greenwood on Pelova.
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29min: England improving as we approach the half-hour mark. James is seeing more of the ball, Hemp is lively, but both Carter and Greenwood still look nervy at the back.
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26min: Scotland have equalised! England's situation improves, a tad.
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24min: The corner is played deep, poorly cleared by England and then Roord's cross back into the area clangs the top of the bar.
England living dangerously.
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23min: England haven't threatened since going behind, while the Netherlands are now dictating the play. Pelova has a pop and wins a corner.
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20min: Netherlands have improved since that goal against the run of play. Seeing far more of the ball.
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18min: Belgium now lead against Scotland, which is exactly what England don't need.
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16min: Remember, England must win tonight to keep their Olympics hopes alive for Team GB. They could also really do with winning by two goals.
Simon Collings at Wembley
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"Not the start England wanted at all. Poor defending there from Carter and Bronze, who got in each other's way. Wembley suddenly very quiet."
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12min: Uh oh. From the goal kick which shouldn't have been, Netherlands go long and score with their first attempt!
Beerensteyn is slightly held up but is given the time and space to fire under Earps.
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11min: Stunning stop from Van Domselaar denies an equally impressive shot from Hemp, across the goal.
A goal kick is given but that was clearly a corner.
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8min: Heart-in-mouth time for Netherlands as both goalkeeper and defender are caught in two minds over who is clearing the ball, but Dijkstradoes mop up with Hemp lurking.
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5min: A fast start from England, on the front foot and aggressive.
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3min: First sight of goal for England as Hemp finds James at the back post, but the forward gets underneath it and her header is harmless.
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1min: Here we go.
Simon Collings at Wembley
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A big plus for England tonight is their bench. Just like it was during Euro 2022, it is stacked with talent. Sarina Wiegman has her super subs again.
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Anthems done, kick-off is moments away.
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Here come the teams.
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Sarina Wiegman has never lost back-to-back competitive games.
Netherlands have never scored away against England.
Will either record fall tonight? Kick-off in just under 10 minutes.
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Wembley Stadium will pay tribute to Terry Venables ahead of kick-off tonight. The former England manager passed away last week, aged 80, following a long illness.
Wiegman speaking to ITV
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"We've had a good week so far. We have to show up and we're ready to go.
"We want to attack and of course Lessi [Russo] is an attacker too but I've chosen the players best in form. It was had a hard decision but these are the three we are starting with.
"Up front we had many choices to make. The competition is high. Beth [Mead] has done really well for Arsenal. We made a choice quickly but she's ready to go."
"[Millie Bright] is a miss. We had to move on straight away. Alex [Greenwood] has a lot of experience and Jess [Carter] has played a lot, as a starter and someone who has come on.
"She has experience for us and experience for Chelsea."
Simon and Dom check in
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Here they are.
A few surprises in the England XI, and with plenty of options on the bench, for a game they simply must win.
Here is @sr_collings and @MrDomSmith, at Wembley, with more.
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Team in full
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Netherlands XI: Van Domselaar; Dijkstra, Spitse, Janssen; Pelova, Groenen, Van de Donk, Brugts; Roord; Martens, Beerensteyn
Subs: Lorsheyd, Weimar, Casparijk, Egurrola, Jansen, Kaptein, Leuchter, Miedema, Snoeijs, Van de Sanden, Van Dongen, Weimar, Wilms
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...and the visitors.
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Team in fulll
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England XI: Earps; Bronze, Carter, Greenwood, Charles; Walsh, Stanway, Kirby; Kelly, James, Hemp
Subs: Keating, Hampton, Toone, Wubben-Moy, Zelem, Mead, Clinton, Daly, Le Tissier, Morgan, Turner, Russo
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Fit-again Beth Mead is back and back on the bench.
Sarina Wiegman has said it was as if Mead "hasn't been away", but she will have to wait a little bit longer to get on the pitch.
Any appearance would be her first at international level in just over a year for the Euro 2022 Golden Boot winner.
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Here's how the Lionesses look!
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While it remains to be seen what the state of play is come Tuesday, a talking point from the word go as England headed into this competition as the one home nation able to claim Olympic qualification for GB has been that their group includes a Scotland outfit with players also holding Paris hopes.
England midfielder Keira Walsh has described the situation as "a little bit strange", but said of Tuesday: "If I'm putting myself in their shoes, it's a big game against England. They're going to want to win." Wiegman's team beat Scotland 2-1 in Sunderland in their group opener in September.
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If England are defeated again by Sarina Wiegman's old side, and Belgium beat Scotland at home the same night, as well as the Olympic bid being over, the Lionesses will be confirmed as entering the Nations League relegation play-offs.
After the highs of the last two years under her management, that scenario would represent some come down for the European champions and World Cup runners-up.
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This competition provides England with the chance to secure Paris 2024 Olympic qualification for Great Britain, should they first finish top of Group A1 - something they are in considerable danger of failing to do.
Lying third with six points from four games, three points behind the Dutch and one behind Belgium, they have to win on Friday to stay in contention.
They lost 2-1 in the Netherlands in September, and were also beaten in their most recent outing, 3-2 away against Belgium.
Return of the Mead?
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Tonight could also see Beth Mead make her first appearance for England after a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to an ACL injury.
Mead missed the World Cup but has made her return to club football for Arsenal, scoring twice in a 3-0 win over West Ham United in the Women's Super League on Sunday.
"We have lots of players up front who are in good form and I am really excited that she is back. First of all, as a person after what she has gone through in the last year. She always smiles and connects with everyone," Sarina Wiegman said.
"It is good to have her back but it starts with her performances. At Arsenal she is just building her minutes and you can tell she is in a good place. Her last game was incredible, her second goal in particular was really nice."
Earps gets the armband
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Mary Earps will captain England tonight in the absence of Millie Bright.
Bright has pulled out of the squad due to a knee injury and will remain with Chelsea for treatment.
Sarina Wiegman told reporters: "She wasn't available for Chelsea before, so we knew. We always know what our next step is, we're always thinking of scenarios when someone is not available.
"Mary will captain the team."
How to watch England vs Netherlands
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TV channel: Tonight's game will be broadcast live free-to-air in the UK on ITV4. Coverage starts at 7pm GMT ahead of a 7:45pm kick-off.
Live stream: ITVX will offer a free live stream service online.
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Good evening and welcome to the Standard's LIVE coverage of England's Nations League clash with Netherlands.
Wembley is expected to be sold out for a game the Lionesses simply must win. Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT, so in a little over two hours.
Stick with us.