Zeenews Sports Bureau
Kiev: England defeated Sweden while France outplayed Ukrain on Day 8 of Euro Cup 2012. Zeenews.com’s Sports Team brings to you the highlights of both the matches:
England make strong statement; Sweden crash out:
Theo Walcott emerged from the substitutes` bench to score one goal and set up another as England earned a 3-2 victory over Sweden, who were eliminated from Euro 2012 after an enthralling game in Kiev.
FINAL SCORE: England 3: 2 Sweden
England made a spectacular comeback into the match after being trailed 1-2 in the beginning of the second half.
Sweden’s good show went in vein as they conceded the late goal to crash out of the Euro 2012. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, probably playing his last Euro Cup, came up with a spirited performance but England slowly took control of the game in the second half.
France end six years’ drought; send hosts Ukrain packing:
France, who last registered a win in any high profile tournament in 2006 FIFA World Cup, finally won against Ukrain 2-0.
FINAL SCORE: France 2: 0 Ukrain
The scorecard may not suggest the whole story but France dominated the proceeding from the word go. Though the first half remained goalless, Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye scored within four minutes of each other in the second half to seal the points for Les Bleus.
Blanc’s side has given themselves a solid platform for their final Group D fixture when they take on Sweden in their bid to qualify for the quarter-finals.