Why is Marc Guehi not playing for England against Switzerland at Euro 2024?

ENGLAND will take on Switzerland TODAY as Gareth Southgate’s men eye a Euro 2024 semi-final spot.

The Three Lions made it through to the quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth after beating Slovakia 2-1 in the last 16.

Marc Guehi will miss England's Euro 2024 quarter-final clash against Switzerland

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Marc Guehi will miss England’s Euro 2024 quarter-final clash against SwitzerlandCredit: ALAMY

England were on the brink of a shock Euro 2024 exit, but Jude Bellingham‘s stunning 95th-minute overhead kick took the tie to extra time.

Harry Kane then netted minutes into the additional period, which fired the Three Lions to the quarter-finals.

But Southgate will have a selection headache for the last 8 clash, with centre-back regular Marc Guehi not available for selection.

Why is Marc Guehi not playing for England against Switzerland?

Marc Guehi will not feature in England’s Euro 2024 quarter-final clash against Switzerland due to suspension.

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The centre-half picked up two yellow cards in the lead-up to the quarters, meaning he will be required to serve a one-match ban.

Guehi received his first booking in England’s final group stage game against Slovenia – and his second last time out versus Slovakia.

The Crystal Palace star has arguably been England’s best player at the Euros so far and will be a huge miss against Switzerland.

Should England beat the Swiss and progress to the semi-finals, Guehi will have served his suspension and be available for selection.

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Aston Villa’s Ezri Konsa will start in place of Guehi against Switzerland, with Gareth Southgate set to play a back three for the first time at Euro 2024.

Secrets to Guehi’s stunning rise

WHEN he was a lad, England ace Marc Guehi loved playing the drums at church.

His religion was so important to him that he didn’t play football on Sunday.

Yet at just 23, the Crystal Palace captain didn’t miss a beat as the Three Lions won their first game in the Euros and he continued to establish himself as a fixture in the heart of the defence.

After England’s warm-up stinker against Iceland, his faultless and composed display in the 1-0 win against Serbia eased fans’ nerves after Harry Maguire missed out on the 26-man squad.

Marc still attends church and family is hugely important to him. This has made him respected and reliable both on and off the pitch and has helped put him on the path to success.

His drive to succeed started early. Marc’s school motto was “Be The Best That You Can Be” and he took it to heart.

The Crystal Palace ace was born in Abidjan, the largest city in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, but moved to England aged one.

His dad John, 52, became a minister at a church in Lewisham, South East London, where Marc played the drums.

Steve Owen, 65, who coached him from the age of five with Cray Wanderers, in Sidcup, South East London, before Marc moved to Chelsea’s youth system, detailed his stunning rise.

Read: The secrets to Guehi’s meteoric rise – from church on Sunday to Three Lions legend he idolised as a kid.

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