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Euro 2020: Sweden vs Ukraine Preview

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Euro 2020: Sweden vs Ukraine Preview

The surprise performers of the tournament so far Sweden face Ukraine at Hampden Park at 8pm tonight live on BBC One. Sweden progressed out of the group stage as winners of Group E with 7 points. They are yet to lose a game, while notably taking a point from Spain and putting 3 past Poland in an entertaining 3-2 win. As for Ukraine, they were the last of the four best third-placed teams to qualify, only registering one win, and losing two.

Swedish forward Alexander Isak has shown why he is regarded as one of football’s hottest prospects so far and he could prove to play a pivotal role in how far the Swedes go in this tournament.

 

Sweden predicted XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; S. Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Quaison, Isak

Ukraine predicted XI: Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Malinovskyi, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Tsyhankov

 

Match Facts

Head-to-head

  • This will be the fifth meeting between Sweden and Ukraine. Sweden have only won once, while Ukraine have won twice, and they gave also drawn twice.
  • The last time the two nations faced each other was at Euro 2012. Ukraine won the game 2-1, thanks to a brace from their current manager Andriy Shevchenko.

 

Sweden

  • This is only the third time Sweden have reached the knockout stages of a European Championship
  • Out of Sweden’s eight matches in 2021, they have won seven of them.

 

Ukraine

  • This is the first time in Ukraine’s history that they have reached the knockout stage of a European Championship.
  • They have lost seven of their last eight matches in the Euros
  • They have never kept a clean sheet

 

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Olly is currently doing a degree in sports journalism at Leeds Trinity University. He is an Ipswich Town fan and enjoys playing football and tennis in his spare time. His aspiration is to one day become a leading sports journalist within the online journalism sector.

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