Three of the four semifinalist at Euro 2020 are set. The fourth will be determined right now, with England looking to live up to their billing as favorites against Ukraine. This is the first match between the two nations in almost eight years, with the last two meetings ending in draws.
Mason Mount, as expected, returns to the starting lineup for Gareth Southgate. (Chilwell’s on the bench; James not in the squad.) England have been more pragmatic than spectacular, but have yet to concede a goal in the tournament. They will be expected to keep that going against Andriy Shevchenko’s side. Denmark await in the semifinals.
Here we go!
Ukraine starting lineup (3-5-2):
Bushchan | Matvienko, Kryvtsov, Zabarnyi | Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Shaparenko, Sydorchuk, Karavaev | Yaremchuk, Yarmolenko (c)
Substitutes from: Zubkov, Bezus, Sobol, Tymchyk, Tsyganov, Trubin, Marlos, Dovbyk, Stepanenko, Makarenko, Pyatov, Sudakov
England starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Pickford | Shaw, Maguire, Stones, Walker | Rice, Phillips | Sterling, Mount, Sancho | Kane (c)
Substitutes from: Johnstone, Grealish, Coady, Rashford, Mings, Chilwell, Ramsdale, Calvert-Lewin, Trippier, Foden, Henderson, Bellingham
Date / Time: Saturday, July 3, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
On TV: BBC One (UK); ABC, Univision, TUDN (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: BBC iPlayer (UK); ESPN+, Univision Now (USA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!