Posted: Tuesday June 19, 2012 3:33 PM

EURO 2012 LIVE: Final Group D matches

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -Co-host Ukraine plays England and France takes on Sweden in the final Group D matches at the European Championship. Sweden is out but the other three teams are battling for two spots in the quarterfinals.

Here is a running account of Tuesday's action. All times are local to Poland.

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2132: HALFTIME: England 0, Ukraine 0; Sweden 0, France 0.

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2129: Just under three minutes to go until halftime and both games are still goalless. Ben Arfa has tried his luck for France with a long-range drive that swerved over the crossbar and Parker shot well wide from outside the penalty area for England.

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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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2045: The games have kicked off...

(at)mattekaren Sweden with massive edge in fan support again at Olympic Stadium. (via Twitter)

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2027: After two matches, France and England have four points, Ukraine has three and already-eliminated Sweden has none. So, the French and English will qualify with a draw tonight. Ukraine must win - any other result and the co-host leaves its own party early.

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2020: AP's Rob Harris surveys the scene in Donetsk ahead of England vs. Ukraine: "Outnumbered by Ukraine's yellow and blue supporters in Donetsk, the few England fans to make the trip to the outer reaches of eastern Europe are preparing to spoil the co-hosts' Euro 2012 party. And they're expecting returning striker Wayne Rooney to be the man to deliver the goals after serving a two-match suspension.''

Rooney is back after being banned for a red card in England's final qualifying match, against Montenegro. Shevchenko, who has been struggling this week with a swollen knee, is quitting international football after this tournament - will he get on the pitch tonight for what could be Ukraine's final match of the tournament?

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2012: And here are the teams for Sweden-France:

Sweden: Andreas Isaksson, Andreas Granqvist, Olof Mellberg, Jonas Olsson, Martin Olsson, Anders Svensson, Kim Kallstrom, Sebastian Larsson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Emir Bajrami, Ola Toivonen.

France: Hugo Lloris, Mathieu Debuchy, Gael Clichy, Philippe Mexes, Adil Rami, Yann M'Vila, Alou Diarra, Hatem Ben Arfa, Franck Ribery, Samir Nasri, Karim Benzema.

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2005: Here are the lineups for England vs. Ukraine - Wayne Rooney returns from suspension for England and Andriy Shevchenko is only fit enough for a place on the bench for Ukraine:

England: Joe Hart, Glen Johnson, Joleon Lescott, John Terry, Ashley Cole, James Milner, Steven Gerrard, Scott Parker, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck.

Ukraine: Andriy Pyatov, Oleh Gusev, Yevhen Kiacheridi, Yevhen Selin, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Andriy Yarmolenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Denys Garmash, Marko Devic, Artem Milevskiy.

 
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