LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When England vs Ukraine 2012 hit the field for their Euro 2012 showdown Tuesday June 19 (en vivo 2:45 PM EST), the teams will battle for advancement out of Group D. Unlike other matches this week, England and Ukraine are seeking to advance out of a group in which one country, Sweden, has already been eliminated.
England vs Ukraine 2012 is one of two UEFA Euro 2012 Group D on Tuesday. Currently, only three of four countries in Group D are still capable of advancing to the Euro 2012 Quarterfinals round. France and England each have four points, while Ukraine has three. Hence, any of the three counties could still be eliminated from Euro 2012, or advance to the next round.
England comes into this match with a strong scoring performance this Euro 2012. In two matches, England has impressed news with four goals. In its first group game on June 11, England earned a 1-1 draw against France. Joleon Lescott scored a goal for England at the thirty minute mark of the match.
But last week, England impressed news with a stunning 2-3 victory over Sweden. During that match, Andy Caroll scored for England only twenty-three minutes into play. Then Theo Walcott, on substitution, scored at the sixty-four minute mark. Finally, Danny Welbeck delivered hte game winning goal at the seventy-eight minute mark.
Ukraine, in contrast, has been inconsistent. It surprised news with a 2-1 victory over Sweden but then a shocking 0-2 loss to France. Against Sweden, Andriy Shevchenko delivered two goals. But then against France, Ukraine let two goals score within three minutes of each other.
But unlike its Euro 2012 competitors, England has had an exceptional round of practice in International Friendly matches this season. And since November, England has only lost one International Friendly match. It defeated Spain and Sweden in November. And from May to June, it surprised news with victories against Norway and Belgium. But the only match that many fans would like to forget is the shocking 2-3 England loss to the Netherlands back in February before seventy-six thousand spectators. For live updates Tuesday, click HERE.