Netherlands vs England: Who is Xavi Simons, the goalscorer in Euro semifinal from the same academy as Messi?

Xavi Simons

Xavi Simons Shocks England With Opening Goal

Date of Publication: July 11, 2024 at 12:40 AM IST in Chennai - 1 minute read

Dutch player Xavi Simons warming up before the Euro 2024 semifinal match against England in Germany. | Photo Source: REUTERS

Netherlands' Xavi Simons warming up before their Euro 2024 semifinal game against England in Germany. | Image Source: REUTERS

England was shocked during the 2024 European Championship semifinal when Xavi Simons scored the first goal for the Netherlands at the Signal Iduna Park in Germany on Wednesday.

Simons scored his first goal for the senior national team in competitive play from outside the box during the seventh minute. The 21-year-old player, who began developing his skills at La Masia, the renowned Barcelona academy that also trained Lionel Messi, made his debut at the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

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