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He escaped what should always be known as the siege of Donetsk

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Eeeengland will win Euro 2012 with Rooney ... a real gentleman, declares Ukraine's Barmy Army

Dressed in England shirts and brandishing a St George's flag, they also had the sunburn, the shaved heads and the swagger to match. But when these presumed members of the Barmy Army, spotted necking pints in a bar in Donetsk, were asked how they were enjoying Ukraine, they looked confused. One of them eventually answered: "Eeeengland! Yes! England win very big!" Although the quartet were all diehard England fans, it turned out that all four were Donetsk natives, and none of them had set foot in England.

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Stadium planners in the United Arab Emirates will hope to avoid disruptions such as those which held up France's game with Ukraine on Friday after unveiling plans to build a "sand stadium" in the desert.

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Three members of topless protest group 'abducted'

Femen, the controversial women's protest group which specialises in staging topless demonstrations, said three of its members were abducted last night shortly before yesterday's football match between Ukraine and France.

Walcott inspires comeback as England rescue sweet victory

Sweden 2 England 3: Hodgson’s timely substitution helps his ragged side react to Swedish resurgence

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Former Sweden star Freddie Ljungberg can understand why Roy Hodgson is set to hand Andy Carroll his first competitive England start tonight.

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England have a very clear obstacle tonight in Kiev. Everyone will be talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the impact he has already had in these championships for Sweden but I think that there is a way of dealing with him.

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James Lawton: Maturity, planning, unity... Germany are miles ahead

It is not encouraging that England, heroic, pragmatic, new inhabitants of the real football world – by all means take your pick – were too drained to train two days before tonight's pivotal group game against the Sweden they have never beaten in a competitive game.

<b>Michael Krohn-Dehli: </b> Was lively once again attacking down the left and set up Bendtner’s first goal with clever header. 7 <br/>
<b>Dennis Rommedahl: </b> Was fairly quiet and struggled to make much of an impact on the game. Disappointingly failed to test the defensive weaknesses of Fabio Coentrão and limped off injured in the 59th minute. 5 <br/>
<b>Nicklas Bendtner (pictured): </b> Had a good game in his 50th appearance for Denmark and was on hand to score both goals from close range headers. 7 <br/>
<b>Best off the bench – Jakob Poulsen: </b> Was instrumental in both Denmark’s goals, his very clever ball into the area found Krohn-Dehli who set up the first and provided the excellent diagonal ball to Jacobsen to set up the second. 7

Euro 2012 Diary: Denmark and Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner caught with his trousers down

Nicklas Bendtner looks set to be punished by Uefa for his celebration against Portugal on Wednesday. The Arsenal striker, who scored twice in the 3-2 defeat, lifted his shirt and lowered his shorts after his second goal to reveal underpants sponsored by bookmaker Paddy Power. This contradicts Uefa's policy that "all kit items worn during the final tournament must be free of any sponsor advertising". The furore has echoes of an episode in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, when ITV pundit Robbie Earle was sacked after accusations that tickets attributed to him were used by a Dutch beer company during an ambush marketing campaign.

England fans at Euro 2012

Uefa confirm England band will be allowed to play at future Euro 2012 games

The England band will play on after being given assurances they would be allowed into the remaining games at Euro 2012.

Olof Mellberg and Zlatan Ibrahimovic pictured together during a training session before their rift

Sweden camp splits into Mellberg and Zlatan factions

The Sweden squad are in a state of civil war before tomorrow 's game against England, as their public yearn for a return of the style of football that Roy Hodgson introduced to the country.

Hodgson admits team miss Rooney's spark as they prepare to face Sweden

Roy Hodgson admitted last night that the searing heat of Ukraine will have taken its toll on England's players by the time they play the co-hosts on home turf there next Tuesday.

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Sweden split into factions for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olof Mellberg ahead of England match

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