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1748: Ukraine is unchanged so veteran striker Andriy Shevchenko starts on his own again up front after his double in the 2-1 win over Sweden in their first game. He is retiring from international football after the tournament so there aren’t many more chances to see the former AC Milan and Chelsea player on this stage.


1743:(at)jeromepugmire French paradox: 22 games unbeaten;8 games without a win at a major tournament. Both trends could still continue with a draw. (via Twitter)


1738: France coach Laurent Blanc has made two changes, dropping defender Patrice Evra and midfielder Florent Malouda for Gael Clichy and Jeremy Menez. Evra losing his place is a surprising one _ he captained Manchester United for the second half of this season and was France captain at the 2010 World Cup. Ukraine will qualify for the quarterfinals with a win at the Donbass Arena.


1730: Here are the lineups for Ukraine vs. France:

Ukraine: Andriy Pyatov, Yevhen Selin, Oleh Gusev, Taras Michalik, Yevhen Khacheridi, Anatoliy Tymoshcuk, Andriy Voronin, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Serhiy Nazarenko, Andriy Yarmolenko, Andriy Shevchenko.

France: Hugo Lloris, Mathieu Debuchy, Adil Rami, Philippe Mexes, Gael Clichy, Yohan Cabaye, Alou Diarra, Franck Ribery, Samir Nasri, Jeremy Menez, Karim Benzema.


Ukraine: Maxym Koval, Oleksandr Goryainov, Olexandr Kucher, Denys Garmash, Olexandr Aliyev, Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Ruslan Rotan, Artem Milevsky, Yevhen Seleznyov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Bohdan Butko, Marko Devic.

France: Steve Mandanda, Cedric Carrasso, Patrice Evra, Mathieu Valbuena, Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Anthony Reveillere, Florent Malouda, Yann M’Vila, Marvin Martin, Hatem Ben Arfa, Laurent Koscielny.