Date: July 4, 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
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England are just a win away from their second appearance in a major tournament semi-final as they prepare for their battle against Ukraine in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 in Rome on Saturday. While they defeated Germany 2-0 to secure a place for themselves in the quarterfinals of the competition, Ukraine punched above their weights and registered an extra-time win over Sweden in their last fixture.
Artem Besedin could well be sidelined until next year after he became a victim of a horror challenge by Marcus Danielson of Sweden. Meanwhile, Oleksandr Zubkov is reported to have recovered from a calf strain and could well be available for selection but Denys Popov picked up an injury.
For England, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have both completed their self-isolation and will be available but whether Gareth Southgate decides to go ahead with them in the starting XI is a different story.
England were outstanding in their game against Germany as they defeated their old rivals even when some experts had backed their opponents to do well. On the other hand, Ukraine have done well to reach this stage but would find it extremely difficult to continue the same performance against an in-form England, who would also be motivated to play a semifinal in front of a packed Wembley stadium. Backing England to get the job done in this game with Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane expected to be their key men yet again.
Probable Starting XI:
Ukraine: Bushchan, Zabarnyi, Kryvtsov, Matvienko, Karavaev, Sydorchuk, Shaparenko, Stepanenko, Zinchenko, Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk
England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Rice, Henderson, Shaw, Mount, Kane, Sterling
Goalkeepers: Bushchan, Pickford
Defenders: Shaw, Stones, Walker, Karavaev
Midfielders: Rice, Mount, Zinchenko, Shaparenko
Forwards: Sterling, Yarmolenko, Kane, Yaremchuk
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