What time does England v Ukraine kick-off? TV channel and team news for Euro 2020 match

Gareth Southgate’s England face Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-final in Rome: here’s the kick-off time, how to watch on TV and referee appointment

England and Ukraine are bidding to book a place in the last four of Euro 2020.

After victories for Spain and Italy, these are the only two sides left in the competition to have never won the European Championship, and they will no doubt both be dreaming of progressing all the way to the final at Wembley.

Here’s everything you need to know about the quarter-final clash.

What time is Ukraine v England kick-off?

Ukraine v England kicks off at 8pm UK time at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday, July 3.

What TV channel is Ukraine v England on?

Ukraine v England is being broadcast live on BBC One.

Coverage begins at 7pm.

What about live streaming?

UK viewers can also watch the game via the BBC iPlayer.

Who is the referee?

Felix Brych of Germany will be the man in the middle.

What’s the early team news?

Ukraine will be without forward Artem Besedin following his knee ligament injury in the last-16 win over Sweden.

Besedin could well be sidelined for around six months, and isn’t the only concern for Andriy Shevchenko.

Captain Andriy Yarmolenko, who has scored two goals in four games in this tournament, was also forced off in that game with an apparent injury, and will likely face a late fitness test.

For England, there are concerns over livewire winger Bukayo Saka, who picked up a knock in training, but Gareth Southgate otherwise has a fully fit squad to choose from.

What have the managers said?

Andriy Shevchenko : “England are a great team, they have a deep bench, an outstanding coaching staff and we are fully aware how tough this game is going to be.

“I saw all their three group matches, not [the] win over Germany because we had to prepare for our own game with Sweden.

“They are incredibly difficult to score against but their strength shouldn’t scare us.

“It should motivate us because everything is possible in football as in life and we will play our hearts out to give our fans even more to cheer about.”

Gareth Southgate: “Ukraine have got a threat with their forwards and they have tremendous spirit. They showed all of those things against Sweden.

“Our players were used to playing in front of no fans last season and having to create their own atmosphere.

“You need leadership on the pitch in these moments and we have got some very good leaders.”

Match facts

  • England have lost just one of their seven meetings with Ukraine in all competitions (W4 D2), a 1-0 defeat in October 2009 in a World Cup qualifier. The last two games between the sides have finished level, with this the first meeting since September 2013.
  • England and Ukraine have met at a major tournament once before, with the Three Lions winning 1-0 in the group stages of Euro 2012, thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal.
  • Ukraine’s only previous quarter-final appearance in a major tournament ended in a 3-0 defeat by Italy at the 2006 World Cup. Ukraine have won two of their last three European Championship matches, more than they had in their first seven in the competition (W1 L6).
  • Ukraine’s West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko has either scored or assisted five of Ukraine’s eight goals at the European Championship.
  • At Euro 2020, Ukraine have won two and lost two of their four matches. They have scored six goals including two headers.
  • Each of England’s previous three quarter-final matches at the European Championship have gone to extra time and penalties. After progressing from the first of these against Spain in 1996, England lost in penalty shootouts against Portugal in 2004 and Italy in 2012.
  • The Three Lions are only the second side in European Championship history not to concede in any of their first four games of an edition of the tournament, after Germany in 2016.
  • Forward Raheem Sterling has scored three of England’s four goals at Euro 2020 so far, while only two players have ever scored more for England in a single edition at the tournament – Alan Shearer in 1996 (5) and Wayne Rooney in 2004 (4).
  • All four of England goals at Euro 2020 have come from inside the penalty area, including two headers.

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