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2122: ENGLAND VS. UKRAINE: And Yarmolenko nearly punishes Rooney and England straightaway. The forward receives the ball on the right-hand side of the penalty area and cuts in on his left before shooting low. Hart gets down well to save comfortably and England escapes.

(at)mattekaren: Sweden dominating possession so far but France looks sharper in final third. Sweden defending well in the air though. (via Twitter)

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2117: ENGLAND VS. UKRAINE: Wayne Rooney has just missed a great chance to give England the lead. Terry sprays a majestic pass out to Young, who takes a touch before sending an inviting cross toward Rooney at the back post. The striker glances his free header wide of the far post. He knows he should have done a lot better than that.

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2112: It’s 0-0 after 25 minutes in both games. Sweden and France both looking threatening in Kiev but there is only one side that looks likely to break the deadlock in Donetsk _ and that is Ukraine. Gusev just shot narrowly over for the co-host.

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2105: SWEDEN VS. FRANCE: Ribery delivers a ball in from the left into the path of Benzema, who has a yard of space in the penalty area, but he scoops his shot high and wide. Good opportunity for France and for Benzema, who is yet to score so far at Euro 2012.

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2059: ENGLAND VS. UKRAINE: It’s a bright start from Ukraine in Donetsk. The co-host is enjoying plenty of early pressure and Denys Garmash’s long-range effort is narrowly over the crossbar.

SWEDEN VS. FRANCE: Sweden hits the post! Toivonen catches Mexes in possession, runs through on goal, takes it round Lloris but his shot from a tight angle hits the foot of the post.

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2052: SWEDEN VS. FRANCE: Toivonen goes close in the early stages for Sweden, his header from a deep cross from the left by Martin Olsson drifting wide. Larsson then has a header saved by Lloris. Sweden is looking to salvage some pride here after two straight losses.

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