They may well have to do so without national hero Andriy
Shevchenko, scorer of two goals in their win over Sweden, after
the 48-goal striker was rated as “50-50” by coach Oleg Blokhin
due to a knee injury.
Blokhin has said all sorts of quirky things during the
tournament so England will not be fooled and will be lifted by
the return of their own spearhead Wayne Rooney after suspension
as they seek the point they need to advance.
The last time the teams met Ukraine ran out winners at home
in a World Cup qualifier, so the prospect of victory is not too
remote and will keep fans hopeful that at least one of the
co-hosts will make the knockout stages after Poland’s failure.