England face Ukraine in a huge UEFA Euro 2020 quarter-final this evening in Rome. Beating Germany 2-0 will mean little if the Three Lions can’t make it past Ukraine and reach the semi-finals. It’s got ‘banana skin’ written all over it but it’s starting to look like football’s coming home. Or is it? Ukraine vs England is free to watch in 4K on BBC iPlayer at 8pm BST today. Make sure you know how to watch a Ukraine vs England live stream, wherever you are in the world.
The team news is in and it’s a reversion to the system from the early group stages for Gareth Southgate. Walker, Shaw, Maguire and Stones slot into a back four with Rice and Philips ahead plus the retuning Mason Mount, Sterling, Kane and a first start for Jadon Sancho.
JOINING THE ELITE?
Raheem Sterling has scored three of England’s four goals at EURO 2020 so far, while only two players have ever scored more for the Three Lions in a single edition at the tournament – Alan Shearer in 1996 (5) and Wayne Rooney in 2004 (4).
Meanwhile, Ukraine will be hoping their first-ever Euro quarter-final brings England’s run to an abrupt and tearful end. West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko and Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko will be familiar with most of the England squad and with almost no pressure on Ukraine, the chances are that England will face an all-out attack from the whistle.
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David wants to beat Goliath
Andriy Shevchenko’s squad picked up just three points from a possible nine in Group C and now they find themselves trying to get the ticket to the semi-finals at a major tournament for the first time ever.
England, a rock-solid defense line
After keeping a clean sheet in the round of 16, Gareth Southgate’s men followed in the footsteps of Germany in 2016 by not conceding in any of their first four European Championship matches.
This is England’s biggest game since their last game in their quest to end the years of hurt and bring major international silverware back to British soil.
The Three Lions have been dealt an unusually favourable half of the draw in the knockout rounds having dumped out their greatest footballing nemesis, Germany, in the Round of 16.
Gareth Southgate’s men know they are just 90 minutes away from back-to-back semi-finals in major competitions but tricky Ukraine stand between them and the final four.
Ukraine have grown into this tournament after qualifying from Group C in third place. They toppled Sweden in the 121st minute in the last round to spark delirium among fans in the stands.
The victors in Rome will take on the winner of Czech Republic v Denmark in the semi-finals – but who will turn up on the day, show their class and make themselves a hero?