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Euro 2012 Draw – England to face France, Sweden and Ukraine

December 3rd, 2011 by · No Comments · Features

England will face France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine in Group D at Euro 2012 following today’s draw at the Palace of Arts in Kiev.

Fabio Capello’s men will play all their group games in Ukraine, and begin their campaign in Donetsk against the French on Monday 11 June. They then head for Kiev to take on Sweden four days later before wrapping up against the Ukrainians back on Donetsk on Tuesday 19 June.

Here’s a run-down of England’s Group D opponents

UKRAINE
World Ranking: 55
Coach: Oleg Blokhin
Qualifying Record: Qualified as co-hosts
Top Scorer(s) in Qualifiers: N/A
Previous Championships: N/A
England’s Head-to-Head Record: P4 W3 D0 L1 F7 A2
Last Meeting: Ukraine 1 England 0 in Dnepr in 2009 (WCQ)

SWEDEN
World Ranking: 18
Coach: Erik Hamren
Qualifying Record: Group E Best Runners-Up
Top Scorer(s) in Qualifiers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 5
Previous Championships: 1992 Semi-Final, 2000 Group Stage, 2004 Quarter-Final, 2008 Group Stage
England’s Head-to-Head Record: P22 W7 D9 L6 F33 A26
Last Meeting: England 1 Sweden 0 at Wembley in 2011 (F)

FRANCE
World Ranking: 15
Coach: Laurent Blanc
Qualifying Record: Group D Winners – P10 W6 D3 L1 F15 A4 Pts21
Top Scorer(s) in Qualifiers: Karim Benzema, Yoann Gourcuff, Florent Malouda 3
Previous Championships: 1960 Fourth Place, 1984 Winners, 1992 Group Stage, 1996 Semi-Final, 2000 Winners, 2004 Quarter-Final, 2008 Group Stage
England’s Head-to-Head Record: P28 W16 D4 L8 F66 A35
Last Meeting: England 1 France 2 at Wembley in 2010 (F)

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