Euro 2012 update – June 20th

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England fans were celebrating in Ukraine last night after Wayne Rooney’s 48th minute header beat the co-hosts at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.

Goal-line technology was back in the headlines post-match however, with another phantom goal at a major tournament failing to be awarded for Oleg Blokhin’s side.


The victory means Roy Hodgson’s men win Group D, after France stuttered to a 2-0 defeat against Sweden in Kyiv. Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Seb Larsson proved the difference, although Eric Hamrin’s side were already heading home.

It means France will now play World and European Champions Spain in the quarter-final of the competition, whilst England face Group C runners-up Italy in two mouth-watering clashes.

In the other last eight encounters, Group A winners Czech Republic will face Portugal, who finished second in Group B thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo in their last match against Holland.

And Germany will start as heavy favourites in their quarter-final clash against Greece, having won all their group games in style. The Greeks scraped through with a final game victory over Russia.

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