England vs Ukraine team news: Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount start in Euro 2020 switch to back four

Manchester United-bound winger makes first tournament start

Mark Critchley
Saturday 03 July 2021 20:49
England fans gather in Rome ahead of Euro 2020 quarter-final clash

Jadon Sancho will make his first England start of Euro 2020 against Ukraine, with Gareth Southgate switching to a back four for the quarter-final in Rome.

Sancho replaces Bukayo Saka in England's attack, while Kieran Trippier drops out of the starting line-up to make way for the returning Mason Mount.

Trippier’s omission sees England switch from the back five which worked so well in Tuesday’s 2-0 win against Germany, despite Ukraine playing the same system as Joachim Low’s side.

Jack Grealish is named among the substitutes despite his match-winning turn at Wembley. Ben White and Reece James are left out of the squad, along with Saka who is suffering from a knock.

Ukraine are missing Atalanta winger Ruslan Malinovskiy, who is a surprise omission from Andriy Shevchenko’s squad. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Andriy Yarmolenko both start, as does their joint top-scorer Roman Yaremchuk.


England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Mount; Sancho, Kane, Sterling.

Substitutes: Ramsdale, Johnstone, Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Trippier, Mings, Coady, Calvert-Lewin, Foden, Chilwell, Bellingham.

Ukraine: Bushchan; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Zinchenko, Shaparenko; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk.

Substitutes: Sobol, Sudakov, Stepanenko, Marlos, Pyatov, Makarenko, Tsygankov, Bezus, Zubkov, Trubin, Tymchyk, Dovbyk.

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