EURO 2012 LIVE: Sweden vs. England

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(at)RobHarris Hodgson on Carroll starting: “Against a team with the height and power of Sweden we needed as much aerial height as possible” (via Twitter)

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2025: England has named its lineup for the match against Sweden. Andy Carroll is in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the only change:

England: Joe Hart, Glen Johnson, John Terry, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, Scott Parker, James Milner, Ashley Young, Andy Carroll, Danny Welbeck.

Sweden named its team early in the day:

Sweden: Isaksson, Granqvist, Mellberg, J Olsson, M Olsson, Svensson, Kallstrom, Larsson, Ibrahimovic, Elm, Elmander.

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2022: Cabaye hits the post! After a stunning spell of possession, the ball breaks loose to the Newcastle midfielder at the edge of the area and his fierce strike hits the outside of the goal frame. Ukraine’s goalkeeper didn’t even move.

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2017: The French are threatening to run away with this game. Benzema, searching for his first goal of the tournament, gets a shot away from outside the penalty area for France, but it is straight at Myatov. Les Bleus are on the verge of making it 23 games unbeaten.

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2012: That’s two goals in a four-minute span and France is going top of the group. Cabaye scores his first international goal when he runs on to Karim Benzema’s diagonal through-ball and shoots left-footed into the far corner. Ukraine’s players look stunned.

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2008: Finally, Menez gets his goal! The Paris Saint-Germain winger cuts inside from the right and shoots left-footed inside the near post. The Donbass Arena is silenced. Hold on, another goal for France

GOAL! Ukraine 0, France 2 (Cabaye)

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