The Swedes topped their group which contained Spain while Ukraine came third in theirs, which was topped by Holland, who are now out of the tournament.
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What time does Sweden vs Ukraine kick off?
- Sweden take on Ukraine TONIGHT.
- The match kicks off at 8pm UK time – 9pm in Sweden and 10pm in Ukraine.
- It will be played at Hampden Park at 25 per cent capacity.
- No fans from Sweden and Ukraine will be able to travel to the match as the countries are amber on the UK government’s traffic light system.
- Last time the sides met competitively, Ukraine ran out 2-1 winners in Euro 2012 in Kiev.
What TV channel is Sweden vs Ukraine on and can I live stream it?
- Sweden vs Ukraine is live on BBC One.
- Coverage commences at 7.30pm, after the conclusion of England vs Germany.
- To stream the game live, head to the BBC iPlayer.
- SVT and TV4 have the Euro 2020 rights in Sweden while Ukrayina is the Ukrainian broadcaster.
Can I watch Sweden vs Ukraine for free?
- Yes. BBC is free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
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- Robin Olsen (GK)
- Karl-Johan Johnsson (GK)
- Kristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
- Mikael Lustig
- Ludwig Augustinsson
- Victor Lindelof
- Marcus Danielson
- Martin Olsson
- Pontus Jansson
- Filip Helander
- Emil Krafth
- Andreas Granqvist (c)
- Sebastian Larsson
- Albin Ekdal
- Emil Forsberg
- Ken Sema
- Viktor Claesson
- Jens Cajuste
- Mattias Svanberg
- Kristoffer Olsson
- Dejan Kulusevski
- Gustav Svensson
- Jordan Larsson
- Alexander Isak
- Robin Quaison
- Marcus Berg
1 Buschan; 21 Karavaev, 13 Zabarnyi, 4 Kryvtsov, 22 Matviyenko, 17 Zinchenko;7 Yarmolenko, 6 Stepanenko, 5 Sydorchuk, 10 Shaparenko; 9 Yaremchuk
THE TEAMSHEETS ARE IN!
LIONS LIE IN WAIT
The final whistle has just been blown at Wembley where England have triumphed 2-0 over Germany.
It means the Three Lions will face the winners of tonight’s contest between Sweden and Ukraine in Rome on Saturday evening.
Follow all the reaction from Wembley on our live blog.
Having tested positive for Covid-19 in the build-up to Euro 2020, Sweden’s Dejan Kulusevski was finally cleared to play in the last game against Poland – and he didn’t disappoint.
Introduced as a 55th minute substitute, the winger brought pace, energy and inventiveness to proceedings, and ended the afternoon with two assists to his name.
Coach Janne Andersen must now decide whether to reward the Juventus man with a start, thus breaking up his reliable 4-4-2 side with Emil Forsberg and Sebastian Larsson on the flanks, or continue to use Kulusevski as an impact substitute.
Hampden Park hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for either of these nations over the years with both Sweden and Ukraine losing on their most recent visit to Scotland’s national stadium.
Indeed, Sweden have been beaten on two of their three trips to Hampden, most recently 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in September 1981 when John Robertson and Joe Jordan were on target for the Scots
Ukraine have only played here once before, but that too ended in a similar World Cup qualifying defeat. Current coach, then captain, Andriy Shevchenko was once again the man on target for the visitors, but goals from Kenny Miller, Lee McCulloch and James McFadden sealed a 3-1 Scotland win.
Sweden’s Mikael Lustig will have fonder memories of Hampden Park. In seven years as a Celtic player, the right-back won four Scottish Cups and four Scottish League Cups at this very ground.
The sight of rain across Glasgow isn’t anything unusual, but to see the city awash with Ukraine most definitely is.
Supporters of Zbirna are beginning to fill the pubs and bars (in line with local restriction rules), and the atmosphere – like the weather in the west of Scotland today – is hotting up.
While 2021 has been memorable to most of us for the wrong reasons, it’s so far been a year that has brought much joy to followers of the Swedish national team.
Their late 3-2 victory over Poland in Saint Petersburg last Wednesday not only ensured they finished top of Group E, it also extended the unbeaten run of Janne Andersson’s team to eight games in all competitions.
It’s an undefeated spell that goes back to November 2020 and a Nations League loss in France, and one that has included SEVEN victories; the one draw in that time was their Euro 2020 opener, the goalless draw with Spain in Seville.
However, while this is Sweden’s sixth successive appearance in the European Championships, the Blagult have never won a knockout tie at the tournament. They lost 3-2 in their semi-final with Germany at Euro ’92 and then went out at the quarter-final stage on penalties to the Netherlands at Euro 2004.
They will surely never have a better opportunity to put the record straight.
The growing trend for possession-based football and slow build-up play may be favourable with tactics geeks (and Scott Parker), but traditionalists are often left wanting something a little more direct.
Step forward Sweden.
Janne Andersson’s men have flown in the face of Spain et al at these European Championships, registering the fewest successful passes (591) and the lowest passing accuracy (69.9%) of any side in the group stage. The Scandinavians also have the lowest average possession rate (29.6%) of any nation to make the Last 16.
GOOD WILL MESSAGE
With so many of the big guns already eliminated from Euro 2020, other smaller nations are beginning to drum up support from the unlikeliest of places.
The Blue and Yellow of Ukraine are preparing to do battle with the Blue and Yellow of Sweden, but for five players involved this evening there is good reason to be wary of one of those colours.
Marcus Danielson, Mikael Lustig and Kristoffer Olsson of Sweden, and Ukraine’s Sergiy Sydorchuk and Mykola Shaparenko were all booked during the group stages, and are therefore one further yellow card away from a one-match suspension that would rule them out of a prospective quarter-final in Rome.
Cautions continue to tally up until the semi-final stage of the tournament when totals are then reset to avoid a repeat of Gazza’s tears.
YARMO AND YAREM
There aren’t many giving Ukraine much of a chance of Euro success after they scraped through to the knockouts despite two defeats, but in Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk they have two players capable of making a difference on the biggest stage.
The pair each hit two goals and provided one assist during the group stage with each player directly involved in three of the four goals Ukraine have scored at Euro 2020. No Ukraine international has ever been involved in more goals at a major tournament.
Emil Forsberg missed training on Saturday with a ‘defect’, but the Sweden star has declared himself fit to start this evening’s huge Hampden clash.
Speaking at Sunday’s official press conference, the floating forward was in good humour and allayed fans’ fears: “My status is good. I trained fully today. It was more of a precaution yesterday so there are no problems.”
Following a run of 11 international games without a goal, the in-form Forsberg has now scored four in his last four games.
His three goals so far at these European Championships are the most by a Swedish player at a major tournament since Kennet Andersson and Martin Dahlin bagged five and four respectively at the 1994 World Cup.
Sweden may be favourites to progress tonight but history is on the side of the Ukrainians, and their manager will be hoping for a repeat of his heroics of nine years ago.
The last encounter between the nations came at Euro 2012 when Ukraine came from behind to win 2-1, courtesy of a brace from their current boss Andriy Shevchenko.
In front of a packed-out stadium in Kiev, Shevchenko helped the co-hosts turn around their first ever match at the European Championships.
Trailing to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s second half goal, Shevchenko – then 35-years-old – headed home twice in the space of six minutes to seal a memorable victory.
Current goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and playmaker Andriy Yarmolenko were both in that Ukraine side that day while Andreas Granqvist, Mikael Lustig and Sebastian Larsson – all named in this year’s Sweden squad – started for the Scandinavians.
Sweden’s only victory in a total of five meetings with Ukraine came less than a year earlier, a friendly settled by a single strike from Tobias Hysen two minutes into added time.
Welcome to Hampden Park for our live coverage of Euro 2020’s final Round of 16 game between Sweden and Ukraine.
Now, I know your attention is currently elsewhere, but the United Kingdom can handle two big events at once – and the prize for the winner here is the very same as it is in the game you’re watching: a quarter-final match in Rome.
Sweden arrive in Glasgow in good spirits and in even better form, having extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a dramatic win over Poland on Wednesday.
That 3-2 success ensured the Scandinavians finished top of what had been a daunting Group E, and has now positioned them on the desirable side of the draw.
And in a joyous twist, it was also a result of huge value to Ukraine.
With two defeats and a negative goal difference to their name in Group C, Andriy Shevchenko’s squad were heading home until Viktor Claesson’s stoppage time winner pathed a Ukrainian route to the knockouts as one of the best third-placed sides.
But now Ukraine are aiming to eliminate those that kept them in the competition, and, in Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk, they have players in form every bit as impressive as those in the Swedish squad.
Shevchenko does have issues to contend with on the left, but injuries to Denys Popov and Aleksandr Zubkov may offer Viktor Tsygankov a first chance to shine.
Janne Andersen has only made two changes to his Sweden team in their three matches so far, and the head coach is likely to keep faith with those that have got them to this point including the three-goal Emil Forsberg.
Stay with us for all the build-up in Glasgow including confirmation of both starting line-ups ahead of an 8pm kick-off.