Jun 11, 2012 02:57 PM EDT
Euro 2012 continues Monday following England's 1-1 draw against France. Next in Group D will see Ukraine vs. Sweden in an intriguing tie. The game will be shown live on ESPN, and can be watched through live streaming also (details below).
Both Sweden and Ukraine will be hoping to win this game, as both will see their following two games against France and England as tougher matches. However, both will be weary also not to lose, as such a result could potentially see them with one foot out of the tournament even at this early stage. For any losing team of this game to make it to the quarter-finals they probably would have to win their two remaining games against England and France - most would say for either of these two teams that is unlikely.
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Ukrainian coach Oleg Blokhin has confirmed that his squad has recovered following a spread of food poisoning among his players last week. Andriy Shevchenko will likely be the pivotal player for the team, and they will look to him to oversee an early victory for the co-hosting nation.
Sweden's Markus Rosenberg will play the lead striker role for Sweden, with the country's top player Zlatan Ibrahimovic dropping off from him in a deeper role, hoping giving him more space to create an opening.
The Swedish football association announced their starting XI on their website on Monday, which is a confident mood, potentially showing their cards prior to kick-off and allowing Ukraine to see what they are up against and prepare tactically to counter that.
The Group D tie kicks off at 2.45 p.m ET and will be shown live on ESPN, and also can be watched online through live streaming on ESPN3 by clicking HERE.
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