England captain Steph Houghton issues battle cry ahead of Euro 2017 semi

England Lionesses football

England Lionesses football

England now face hosts Holland in their semi-final clash in Enschede on Thursday - a repeat of the Euro 2009 semi-final the Lionesses' won on penalties.

England's women can make history tonight as they look to reach the final of Euro 2017. 'We know Holland will be a big challenge and we're definitely not underestimating any team.

At the sold-out Twente stadium in Enschede with more than 27,000 people expected, hosts the Netherlands will play England for a place in the Euro 2017 final in a clash of two teams with a flawless record at the tournament.

Victory in this city nestling just inside the border with Germany would secure a place in Sunday's final - also to be staged at FC Twente's home - against Austria or Denmark.

Taylor is the tournament's top scorer with five goals from just three games, after being rested for the final group game against Portugal. But beating Canada in Vancouver was a great experience for us and we've also beaten the United States in NY [at this year's She Believes Cup].

"So he started to work on our mental strength more than what we could do on the pitch - and I think that is a real sign of how far this team has come, if you ask anyone and they will say we can win the Euros, we have the team to win the Euros".

Liverpool ladies' keeper Siobhan Chamberlain is now expected to get the nod for Thursday's semi-final against Holland ahead of Chelsea's 30-year-old stopper Carly Telford.

Scott scored the decider when the two teams met in the 2009 semi-final, handing England a 2-1 win after extra time, and coach Mark Sampson labelled her "a world-class player".

"We are playing every week on the highest level in the English league so we know what kind of football they're going to play", said Van Veenendaal. Van Veenendaal has conceded just once in four matches. "We want to create a legacy", the Welshman said.