Euro 2012

England v Ukraine as Wayne Rooney back to fire three lions

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England and Ukraine meet on Tuesday evening as Paddy Power report that England are currently odds against, and feature a free bets Wayne Rooney money back special – this is a match where the nation has been gripped by Euro 2012 fever, with the winner will be guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals. 

Looking at Ukraine to begin with, they know that nothing other than all three points will do here if they are to make the knockout stages.

Oleg Blokin’s men were involved in a bazaar game last time out as there match against France was suspended due to bad weather.

When the game went into the break it was 0-0 but Ukraine then struggled to get going against and they lost the match 2-0.

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It now leaves Blokin’s side with it all to do and they will have to improve their game to beat their opponents this time out.

Ukraine will need to rely on their home fans making an incredible atmosphere and hope that Andriy Shevchenko is as clinical in front of goal as he was against Sweden in the opening match.

As for England, tournament football is never simple for them is it? They were involved in one of the games of the tournament against Sweden on Friday evening.

Roy Hodgson’s men were leading 1-0 at half time but then found themselves 2-1 down in the second half.

Hodgson then made one of the best substitutions of his career when he brought Theo Walcott on who scored and set up a goal to give The Three Lions a dramatic 3-2 victory.

England now know that a point would see them safely through to the knockout stages, however they have to come out to win the match and try and finish as group winners.

If Hodgson’s side sit back and play for the point, they could be undone and be on the next flight home. If they play the game in their own way and put in a decent performance, they should win.

Wayne Rooney also comes back into the squad after his suspension which will no doubt give everyone a boost as Rooney is England’s main man in front of goal.

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