England started the competition unconvincingly but goals from Sterling and Harry Kane against Germany got the fans believing once again.
On Saturday, they will have to get past a determined Ukraine side at the Stadio Olimpico to reach the semifinal stage. Ukraine earned their spot in the last eight with a hard-fought win over Sweden.
With the final scheduled to be played at Wembley, England will be under immense pressure to get past the Blue and Yellow.
England to reach last four
Gareth Southgate’s men silenced the critics in the round of 16 with an excellent showing against Germany and are expected to reach the last four.
Harry Kane finally came into his own against Joachim Low’s men, scoring a goal in a 2-0 victory. Raheem Sterling, despite the constant criticism by the fans, has proved to be immense for his country.
Although Ukraine have Yarmolenko and Zinchenko in their books, a win against the Three Lions will be a big ask.
England are huge favorites to win the game. Their odds have been priced at 1.42 whilst Ukraine are pinned at 7.88. A draw has been priced at 4.36.
England predicted XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw, Saka, Kane, Sterling
Ukraine predicted XI: Bushchan, Matviyenko, Kryvstov, Zabarrnyi, Zinchenko, Shaparenko, Stepanenko, Sydorchuk, Karavayev, Yaremchuk, Yarmolenko
Ukraine v England head-to-head
10th September 2013: Ukraine 0-0 England (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
11th September 2012: England 1-1 Ukraine (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
19th June 2012: England 1-0 Ukraine (UEFA European Championships)
10th October 2009: Ukraine 1-0 England (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
1st April 2009: England 2-1 Ukraine (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
England will go into the game with some confidence. The Three Lions have lost once and won twice against The Blue and Yellow in five meetings.
Overall, Gareth Southgate’s side have won four and lost once in seven meetings against Ukraine.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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