England versus Ukraine are now in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.
But who should the Ukrainian players watch out for? Have the two nations ever played against each other? And what are the current odds for the big game?
Here is your ultimate introduction to preparing you for a game where England could advance to the semi-finals … if all goes well.
England – Ukraine: Have you played against each other often?
The two nations have only played against each other seven times.
And the record bodes well for England: They only lost once to the Ukrainian national team and the games have always been close.
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The two were drawn together in the 2010 World Cup qualifying group, with England winning their home game and Ukraine winning in Dnipropetrovsk.
At Euro 2012 they played against each other again, with England winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Wayne Rooney.
England’s last two games against Ukraine took place in 2013 in a World Cup qualifying group. Both home and away games were drawn.
Who should you watch out for in the Ukrainian players?
The English players will be very familiar with a member of the Ukrainian team.
Winger Andriy Yarmolenko plays for West Ham United in the Premier League and has impressed during the tournament.
In fact, Yarmolenko used his cute left foot well in the five-goal thriller against the Netherlands in the group stage of that tournament.
He scored a worldie from way outside the box to keep the fans on their feet. Top containers, as they say.
In addition to Yarmolenko, midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi (who plays club football for Atalanta in Italy) also impressed.
Elsewhere, defender Oleksandr Zinchenko is a member of the Manchester City side that just won the Premier League title.
Who is Ukraine’s most famous coach?
Folk hero Andriy Shevchenko is undoubtedly Ukraine’s best player of all time, having scored 48 goals in his 111 games for his country.
He was also a superstar at club level and became a legend at Dynamo Kiev, AC Milan and our own Chelsea.
Now he is flying at full speed as the coach of the national team.
He has won 25 of his 51 games as a responsible person.
What are the odds for the game?
England remained unbeaten in the group stage and again did not concede a goal in their 2-0 win over Germany in the round of 16.
However, Ukraine barely made it through their group and prevailed against Sweden in the round of 16.
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In fact, this is the first time Ukraine have reached a quarter-finals in a tournament.
The odds reflect this with England being installed as 2/5 on the favorites on several betting sites.
Conversely, Ukraine wins by 15/2, while a tie is around 7/2.
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