England vs Ukraine LIVE: Euro 2020 team news and preparation for the quarter-finals tonight
Posted On July 3, 2021
Euro2020: English fans sing Three Lions after Germany’s victory
Follow the coverage live as England face Ukraine for a place in the Euro 2020 semi-finals tonight.
Gareth Southgate’s side won Group D after comfortable wins against Croatia and the Czech Republic as well as a somewhat more disappointing draw against Scotland. They went on to famously defeat Germany, securing their first knockout victory over their former rivals in 55 years thanks to second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley Stadium.
Now they leave home for the first time in the tournament and travel to face Ukraine at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in the quarter-finals. Andriy Shevchenko’s side were one of the lucky thirds to advance to the knockout stage after finishing behind the Netherlands and Austria in Group C, then beating Sweden in the last 16 in overtime in Glasgow.
England have reached only one European Championship semi-final in their history – in 1996. Follow all the latest updates from the Italian capital as they try to start over:
England confident but not complacent ahead of biggest Euro 2020 stage yet
It’s a line Gareth Southgate delivers with such effusion that you can tell he’s told players it before.
“There is a danger when you hold something in your hands in life – when you have half of something – you don’t want to lose half, rather than hit the whole thing. We must take a step forward. “
It’s just that the next leg of the tournament, a quarterfinal against Ukraine, isn’t as intimidating as Germany. It is not arrogance or conformity. It is reality.
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:41 PM
John Stones hopes England can make history
No team has ever gone through an entire European Championship campaign without conceding a goal. England are the only remaining team in the tournament that have yet to concede a goal and defender John Stones is hoping to continue this run.
“If we could go all the way and win without conceding that would be more of a story, but we have a tough opponent coming up and that is the main goal.” said pebbles,
“I know they have quality and have scored great goals in previous games so it’s about doing our homework and training hard on the pitch while we have the chance.” .
“Like I said, that white sheet mentality and the winning mentality has to continue to have that snowball effect and keep growing and growing and we’ll see where that takes us.”
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:32 PM
Ukraine can threaten England
The rift between England and Ukraine is pretty big and on paper this should be the game to lose for England.
Ukraine are ranked 24th in the world, 20 places behind England and have only beaten the Three Lions once in seven attempts.
This victory came in 2009 with a 1-0 victory in World Cup qualifying.
Moreover, only two of the Ukrainian teams play in the Premier League, namely Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham and Oleksandr Zinchenko of Man City.
Despite all of this, Gareth Southgate has warned his players not to underestimate their opponents. adding: “Ukraine have a threat with their attackers and they have an excellent spirit. They showed that against Sweden.”
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:23 PM
Wladimir Klitschko backs Ukraine to beat England
Former heavyweight boxing champion and Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko is hoping his country can do the trick against England tonight and sent this message to the squad ahead of the 8pm kick-off.
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:17 PM
Denmark lead against the Czech Republic
Denmark took the lead in the quarter-finals against the Czech Republic. Thomas Delaney opened the scoring after just five minutes of the game in Baku.
Keep in mind that the winner of this one will face England in the semi-final if the Three Lions make it through.
Follow all the action from the match here:
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:13 PM
Relieved Spain beat Switzerland in quarter-finals as exhausted teams run out of entertainment
On the other side of the table, Italy will face Spain in the semi-final after the latter managed to squeeze past Switzerland through a penalty shootout yesterday afternoon.
If England qualify for the Euro 2020 final, I know, I know, we’re not there yet, then they will face one of these European giants.
Here is the story of Spain’s quarter-final triumph:
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:10 PM
Italy builds on a rich heritage and time is running out for Belgium’s golden generation
Yesterday at the Euro. Roberto Mancini’s Italy showed their credentials with a stunning performance against Belgium.
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 5:03 PM
History makes Ukraine a tough game against England
By reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2020, Ukraine has already made history. This is the furthest they have ever reached in a major tournament having also reached the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup.
Andriy Shevchenko led the team to this World Cup quarter-final as captain and now he’s brought them to the last eight of Euro 2020 as manager.
After qualifying for the round of 16 as one of the best-ranked third-placed teams, Ukraine took part in a dramatic round of 16 match against Sweden where Artem Dovbyk scored in added time to organize. a quarter-final with England.
“We are here and it was our chance to change the future and we did it,” former Chelsea striker Shevchenko said. “England are a great team, a lot of great players and a great manager. It will be a tough game for us.”
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 4:57 PM
England ready for test in Ukraine
England will soon travel to the Stadio Olympico for tonight’s quarter-final against Ukraine. Raheem Sterling shared this look at the English side as they prepare to face Ukraine.
Michael jonesJuly 3, 2021 4:49 PM
Maverley’s boy: love and pride in Jamaica as Raheem Sterling lights up the euros
Raheem Sterling has so far been England’s Euro 2020 player with three goals in four matches, including the all-important first goal in their 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old is widely hailed as Brent’s boy – a hashtag he himself used in a celebratory tweet – but he’s also Maverley’s boy, reports Nadine White: