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England beat France to reach Women's Euro semis

Jodie Taylor
Women’s Euro 2017
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England beat France for the first time in 43 years to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2017 on a night of high tension in Deventer.

The Lionesses secured a semi-final against hosts Netherlands as they finally overcame Les Bleues, who had beaten them in the past three major tournaments.

The result means England are now the highest-ranked team left in the competition following Denmark’s shock victory over Germany, the winners of the past six European Championships.