England vs Ukraine LIVE
– England hoping to secure Euro 2020 semi-final spot
– Ukraine have never before got to the quarter-final stage
– Ukraine managed by former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko
– Winner faces either Denmark or Czech Republic in semi-finals
– Kick-off in Rome at 8pm
6.30pm: England have four players walking a disciplinary tightrope this evening.
Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden are all on a yellow card and will miss the semi-final, if England qualify for it, should they be cautioned this evening.
Should Southgate bench any of the quartet to make sure they’re free for a potential last-four clash?
We’ll have the confirmed England team news for you soon.
6.15pm: England boss Southgate is fully aware that Ukraine will hardly step aside and let the Three Lions into the semis without a fight this evening.
He said pre-match: “We want to enjoy it and we are very focussed on where we want to head, but we’re not satisfied with where we’ve got to – and we have to deliver that.
“It’s totally about staying in the present and focussing on this immediate challenge ahead of us.
“The mindset has got to be about Saturday. Not beyond Saturday. There’s not a consideration in our heads beyond Saturday and making sure we’re prepared for this game with Ukraine.
“This is the next step, the next opportunity, the opportunity to get to a third semi-final for us in the last few years, a second major tournament semi-final.
“You’ve got to go back to Sir Alf’s time to be able to do that. It’s another chance for the team to make history.
“We’ve moved on from Germany pretty quickly and it’s not easy because you all get lovely messages and if they’re reading the papers or watching television, I’m sure there’ll be lots to enjoy for them. But the mindset has got to be about Saturday.”
6pm: Good afternoon and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the Euro 2020 quarter-final between England and Ukraine.
The two countries go head-to-head for the first time in eight years for a place in the final four of the tournament.
Ukraine have never previously reached this stage of a European Championship while England seek a semi-final spot for the first time since 1996.
Gareth Southgate’s side are the big favourites after seeing off Germany but Ukraine cannot be underestimated.
The match kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome at 8pm, but we’ve got plenty of pre-match build-up for you before then.
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