England went into Euro 2020 dreaming of football coming home, as the final is set to be held at Wembley – just the third time a major tournament has had its showpiece in London. The Three Lions were given an interesting group alongside Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic and were expected to qualify with ease. They came through the group unscathed, beating Croatia and Czech Republic 1-0 while drawing with Scotland, topping Group D without conceding. Their prize for that was a clash with old rivals Germany at Wembley, a team they hadn’t beat in a major tournament since 1966. It was a tough game but England ultimately came through, beating Germany 2-0 to set up this trip to Rome.
Looking to put England’s dream to an end and continue their own story are Ukraine, who are in the quarter-finals of a major tournament for just the second time in their history. Ukraine were also placed in an interesting group, alongside North Macedonia, Austria and Netherlands, kicking off with a 3-2 defeat to the latter. Andriy Shevchenko’s men bounced back to beat North Macedonia 2-1 and, despite a 1-0 defeat to Austria in the final group game, Ukraine qualified as one of the best third-placed sides. Ukraine then won the battle of the blue and yellows in the last-16, beating Sweden 2-1 after extra-time thanks to a dramatic last-minute goal.
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Ukraine vs England: Match Stats
Raheem Sterling has been the undeniable hero for England at Euro 2020 so far, scoring three of their four goals including two winners and the opener against Germany. He is just the fourth Englishman to net at least three goals in a single European Championship, and has now netted 15 goals in his past 20 caps.
But the hallmark of England’s tournament so far has been their defence. They are the only team yet to concede in the tournament after four games, allowing just eight shots on target which Jordan Pickford has matched. Only Italy (2.1) have a lower expected goals conceded total than England (2.7) coming into the quarter-finals.
Ukraine vs England: Corner Stats
Ukraine’s defence have been busy at Euro 2020 having to deal with 25 corners, while Shevchenko’s side have only won 12 for themselves. England’s corner tallies are a lot more even, with the Three Lions winning 16 and conceding 13.
Ukraine vs England: Cards Stats
England went through the group stage being shown just one yellow card, but three came against Germany to take their total tally up to four – still only half of the total their opponents have been shown. Ukraine have also been shown four yellow cards while their opponents have received four plus one red card for Swedish defender Marcus Danielson last time out.
Ukraine vs England: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Ukraine 0-2 England
Ukraine vs England: Odds
Ukraine vs England: Head to Head
10 September 2013 – Ukraine 0-0 England – World Cup Qualifying
11 September 2012 – England 1-1 Ukraine – World Cup Qualifying
19 June 2012 – England 1-0 Ukraine – Euro 2012
10 October 2009 – Ukraine 1-0 England – World Cup Qualifying
1 April 2009 – England 2-1 Ukraine – World Cup Qualifying
This will be just the eighth meeting between England and Ukraine, and the second at a major tournament. After winning the first three matches between these two sides, England have managed just one victory from the past four, including one defeat – though that sole victory came at Euro 2012.