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2103: Both sides have enjoyed a few spells of possession in the opening stages but neither has created anything of note just yet.

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2100: Sweden, in yellow and blue, get the game underway against England, in blue.

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2056: Rasmus Elm and Kim Kallstrom are a booking away from a suspension tonight for Sweden. Ashley Young is too, for England.

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mattekaren: The size of English fan section is downright paltry compared to Swedish. Most of Olympic Stadium is blue-and-yellow; and not Ukrainian kind. (via Twitter)

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2055: France wins a game that will be remembered as much for the thunderstorm that suspended play for almost an hour as the action on the pitch. France had much more poise in attack and could have scored more than two goals it got from Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye. France is surely one the title contenders at Euro 2012. The players are out in Kiev for Sweden-England.

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2047: FULLTIME! Ukraine 0, France 2

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2039: France is seeing out this game pretty comfortably. Five minutes left. Aliyev takes a free kick for Ukraine but hits it way over the bar.

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2032: Ribery sends a free kick from 25 yards inches over the crossbar as France threatens more goals. Benzema will have to wait a little longer for his first goal at Euro 2012 as he is being taken off for Olivier Giroud. Benzema does not look too happy about that decision. 2-0 to France with around 15 minutes remaining.

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