England and France into the Quarters

England won against Co-Host 1-0 and ends in the top of the group D after France lost with Sweden but still France manages to enter in knock out stages. 

England vs Ukraine:

England enters in Quarter finals of this continental tournament as a winner of Group D. Now Three lions will face Italy in Quarter Finals. Italy in runner up of group C. The game against Ukraine was a deciding game for both as a loose can send back home to any team. Ukraine dominated the possession and the field but it is the number of goals what matters in the result. Only goal in the match came from  the striker who was playing his first match in the tournament, Wayne Rooney. The goal was possible in second half. Only 3 minutes after the break after Rooney scored from one yard. Ukraine’s goal keeper Andriy Pyatov  loose the ball from  Steven Gerrad and Rooney used it very well to secure the place in Quarters for his country.

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Group D Point Table 

Country Played Won Lost Draw GD Points
England 3 2 0 1  2 7
France 3 1 1 1  0 4
Ukraine 3 1 2 0 -2 3
Sweden 3 1 2 0  0 3

France vs Sweden:

It was a meaning less match for Sweden in terms of getting into next round as they had no point in table in first two matches. Sweden won the match 2-0 after Larsson and Ibrahimovic scored each in second half of the game. France showed the wrong display in last line of the defense which was carried by Mexes. In 54 minutes Ibrahimovic scored probably the best goal of the tournament in Volley after Larsson crossed ball towards him. Second goal cam in dying minutes of the match as a Holmen’s shot was rebound after hitting the pole and Larsson hits it easy from close range to seal a victory. Despite the loss France qualified to the quarter finals of the Tournament. Now France will face Spain quarter final as Spain is the winner of group C and France is runner-up of Group D.


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