BOTH Sweden and Ukraine find themselves with a brilliant opportunity to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 when they face each other in the last 16 this evening.
The Swedes topped their group which contained Spain while Ukraine came third in theirs, which was topped by Holland, who are now out of the competition.
- Start time: 8pm GMT
- TV/Live stream: BBC One/iPlayer
- Sweden XI: To follow
- Ukraine XI: To follow
Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…
What time does Sweden vs Ukraine kick off?
- Sweden take on Ukraine TONIGHT.
- The match kicks off at 8pm UK time – 9pm in Sweden and 10pm in Ukraine.
- It will be played at Hampden Park at 25 per cent capacity.
- No fans from Sweden and Ukraine will be able to travel to the match as the countries are amber on the UK government's traffic light system.
- Last time the sides met competitively, Ukraine ran out 2-1 winners in Euro 2012 in Kiev.
What TV channel is Sweden vs Ukraine on and can I live stream it?
- Sweden vs Ukraine is live on BBC One.
- Coverage commences at 7.30pm, after the conclusion of England vs Germany.
- To stream the game live, head to the BBC iPlayer.
- SVT and TV4 have the Euro 2020 rights in Sweden while Ukrayina is the Ukrainian broadcaster.
Can I watch Sweden vs Ukraine for free?
- Yes. BBC is free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
- Get your TV licence here.
- Robin Olsen (GK)
- Karl-Johan Johnsson (GK)
- Kristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
- Mikael Lustig
- Ludwig Augustinsson
- Victor Lindelof
- Marcus Danielson
- Martin Olsson
- Pontus Jansson
- Filip Helander
- Emil Krafth
- Andreas Granqvist (c)
- Sebastian Larsson
- Albin Ekdal
- Emil Forsberg
- Ken Sema
- Viktor Claesson
- Jens Cajuste
- Mattias Svanberg
- Kristoffer Olsson
- Dejan Kulusevski
- Gustav Svensson
- Jordan Larsson
- Alexander Isak
- Robin Quaison
- Marcus Berg
- Andriy Pyatov (c) (GK)
- Heorhiy Bushchan (GK)
- Anatoliy Trubin (GK)
- Mykola Matviyenko
- Oleksandr Karavayev
- Serhiy Kryvtsov
- Eduard Sobol
- Vitaliy Mykolenko
- Illya Zabarnyi
- Oleksandr Tymchyk
- Denys Popov
- Andriy Yarmolenko
- Taras Stepanenko
- Oleksandr Zinchenko
- Ruslan Malinovskyi
- Serhiy Sydorchuk
- Viktor Tsyhankov
- Roman Bezus
- Yevhenii Makarenko
- Mykola Shaparenko
- Oleksandr Zubkov
- Heorhiy Sudakov
- Roman Yaremchuk
- Artem Besyedin
- Artem Dovbyk
To win in 90 minutes
*Odds from Betfair correct as of Monday, June 28
Bet £5, Get £20 in free bets
- Sam Dymond
Sweden may be favourites to progress tonight but history is on the side of the Ukrainians, and their manager will be hoping for a repeat of his heroics of nine years ago.
The last encounter between the nations came at Euro 2012 when Ukraine came from behind to win 2-1, courtesy of a brace from their current boss Andriy Shevchenko.
In front of a packed-out stadium in Kiev, Shevchenko helped the co-hosts turn around their first ever match at the European Championships.
Trailing to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s second half goal, Shevchenko – then 35-years-old – headed home twice in the space of six minutes to seal a memorable victory.
Current goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and playmaker Andriy Yarmolenko were both in that Ukraine side that day while Andreas Granqvist, Mikael Lustig and Sebastian Larsson – all named in this year’s Sweden squad – started for the Scandinavians.
Sweden’s only victory in a total of five meetings with Ukraine came less than a year earlier, a friendly settled by a single strike from Tobias Hysen two minutes into added time.
- Sam Dymond
Welcome to Hampden Park for our live coverage of Euro 2020’s final Round of 16 game between Sweden and Ukraine.
Now, I know your attention is currently elsewhere, but the United Kingdom can handle two big events at once – and the prize for the winner here is the very same as it is in the game you’re watching: a quarter-final match in Rome.
Sweden arrive in Glasgow in good spirits and in even better form, having extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a dramatic win over Poland on Wednesday.
That 3-2 success ensured the Scandinavians finished top of what had been a daunting Group E, and has now positioned them on the desirable side of the draw.
And in a joyous twist, it was also a result of huge value to Ukraine.
With two defeats and a negative goal difference to their name in Group C, Andriy Shevchenko’s squad were heading home until Viktor Claesson’s stoppage time winner pathed a Ukrainian route to the knockouts as one of the best third-placed sides.
But now Ukraine are aiming to eliminate those that kept them in the competition, and, in Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk, they have players in form every bit as impressive as those in the Swedish squad.
Shevchenko does have issues to contend with on the left, but injuries to Denys Popov and Aleksandr Zubkov may offer Viktor Tsygankov a first chance to shine.
Janne Andersen has only made two changes to his Sweden team in their three matches so far, and the head coach is likely to keep faith with those that have got them to this point including the three-goal Emil Forsberg.
Stay with us for all the build-up in Glasgow including confirmation of both starting line-ups ahead of an 8pm kick-off.
Source: Read Full Article