England get past Netherlands

After beating Ireland and Belgium 5-0 respectively on Thursday, head coach Jakob Hoi's team defeated a tough Dutch outfit 3-1 in Friday's clash.

England will now meet Russia for a place in Sunday's final of the biennial event. Both nations have finished with bronze medals at the last two European Mixed Championships.

Against the Netherlands, Chris and Gabby Adcock got England off to the perfect start in their mixed doubles' rubber beating Jacco Arends and Selena Piek 21-15 21-18.

In the singles, Rajiv Ouseph beat Eric Pang in the men's singles before Fontaine Chapman lost a gruelling clash against Soraya de Visch Eijbergen 15-21 21-16 21-11.

It meant that England needed a men's doubles victory by Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge to progress which they managed winning 21-13 17-21 21-13.

England will play Russia on Saturday after the Russians beat Scotland 3-1 in their last eight clash.

The remaining quarter-finals are being played later on Friday evening: Denmark v Ireland and France v Germany.

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