Afternoon Report: June 19

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Wayne Rooney returns for England tonight as the Three Lions prepare to face co-hosts Ukraine - needing at least a draw to progress to the quarter-finals.

Rooney will partner Danny Welbeck up front, while Theo Walcott is expected to get the nod ahead of James Milner after his impressive display against Sweden.

Meanwhile, Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko is a doubt for what would almost certainly be his last appearance for his country.

Elsewhere, Spain captain Iker Casillas has admitted his side were "lucky" to beat Croatia and reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.


Chelsea are targeting 27-year-old Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek after a string of impressive performances at Euro 2012. (

AC Milan have dismissed speculation they could sell Manchester United and Real Madrid target Kevin-Prince Boateng. (ESPN)

Arsenal are close to completing a move for France striker Olivier Giroud - according to Montpellier's deputy president. (ITV)


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