Football News: Bellingham Cleared to Play in Euro 2024 Quarter-Final

In a significant development for England’s Euro 2024 campaign, midfielder Jude Bellingham has been cleared to play in the quarter-final match against Switzerland. The 20-year-old, who scored a sensational bicycle kick in the last-16 victory over Slovakia, was investigated by UEFA over a gesture he made after his celebration.

UEFA has now handed Bellingham a suspended one-match ban and a €30,000 (£25,406) fine. The governing body states that the ban “is not immediately enforced and is subject to a probationary period of one year”. This means the England star will be available for the crucial quarter-final clash in Dusseldorf.

“UEFA has now handed Bellingham a suspended one-match ban and a €30,000 (£25,406) fine.”

Meanwhile, the Football Association has also been fined a total of €11,000 (£9,312) for crowd disturbances (€10,000) and the lighting of fireworks (€1,000) during the tournament.

Gearing Up for the Quarter-Final

Gareth Southgate’s squad is gearing up for the Switzerland match, with all 26 players training at their Blankenhain basecamp on Friday before travelling to the North Rhine-Westphalia capital. Full-back Luke Shaw, who has been sidelined with a hamstring issue since February, is pushing to make his first appearance for club or country in the quarter-final.

However, England will be without centre-back Marc Guehi, who has picked up a one-match ban after receiving two bookings across his four starts in the tournament.

As Southgate looks to guide England to the semi-finals, the team’s tactics and lineup selection will be of utmost importance. Accommodating the in-form Bellingham, who has been a standout performer for Real Madrid this season, is emerging as a key dilemma for the England manager.

Football News will continue to provide updates on England’s progress in the Euro 2024 quarter-final and beyond, as the Three Lions aim to secure a spot in the semi-finals against either Turkey or the Netherlands.

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