Euro 2020: Plotting England’s route to the final after Ukraine set up last-eight clash – Asia Despatch

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Ukraine scored a last-gasp winner against Sweden in extra time to set up a quarter-final clash with England at Euro 2020.

Artem Dovbyk got the vital goal to secure a 2-1 win for his country at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, just hours after Gareth Southgate’s men went safely through to the last eight – seeing off old rivals Germany thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

England will face Ukraine in Rome at 8pm on Saturday.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill
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Goals from Harry Kane and (below) Raheem Sterling gave England victory over Germany
Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Germany
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Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Germany

England fans could be forgiven for feeling optimistic because some of the tournament favourites, Italy, Spain and Belgium, are in the other half of the draw.

So, looking further ahead, England’s semi-final opponents, were they to reach the last four, would be Czech Republic or Denmark on Wednesday 7 July at Wembley.

And the final?

If England progress that far, their opponents would be one of the following four teams: Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Spain – the teams in the quarter finals on the other side of the draw.

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Stormzy and England fans go wild

For any fans wanting to travel to Rome to watch the quarter-final match live it appears pointless even to try.

UK government advice says anyone who has been in the UK for the last 14 days must self-isolate for five days on arrival in Italy.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 England fan celebrates during the match Pool via REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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How many times will England fans be back at Wembley during the tournament?

At the end of their period of quarantine, they must test negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to mix.

They must also test negative no more than 48 hours before boarding the plane out.

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