Euro 2012: Matchday 12 (Group D)


The Euro 2012 group stage comes to an end Tuesday, with the final two places in the quarterfinals up for grabs. Three of the four teams in action Tuesday have a chance at qualifying for the knockout round, including co-host Ukraine, which can advance with a win over England (2:45 p.m., ESPN/

The Three Lions, who will go through with a win or a draw, get Wayne Rooney back from suspension, and the Manchester United star is in the starting lineup alongside his club teammate Danny Welbeck, replacing Andy Carroll as the only change Roy Hodgson has made from the team that beat Sweden on Friday. Andriy Shevchenko's knee injury has prevented him from taking his place the starting lineup for Ukraine, though he is available off the bench. If the co-hosts bow out, it will be his final match on the international level.

In the day's other game, France can put the finishing touches on a place in the quarterfinals with a win or draw against Sweden (2:45 p.m., ESPN2/, which is winless and has already been eliminated.

If you will be watching any of Tuesday's Euro 2012 action, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the games.

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23 Responses to Euro 2012: Matchday 12 (Group D)

  1. Mig22 says:

    It’s going to be painful to listen to these homer announcers if England does well today.

  2. Mig22 says:

    18th minute and England has utterly surrendered the possession. Apparently, they have decided to defend unless they concede. Half court drill.

  3. Mike says:

    The commentator completely discrediting the charges of racial abuse against John Terry while failing to mention that they’ve got him ON TAPE DOING IT.

    I knew English announcers were going to be painful but this is just awful.

  4. Mike says:

    Scottie Parker has been getting OWNED so far.

  5. ManicMessiah says:

    This England game might be the worst game of the tournament so far.

  6. al17 says:


    you mean it’s not painful enough already? I wonder how much they earn everytime they mention the “Barclay’s Premier League?”

  7. Mig22 says:

    ok, you make a solid point. :)

  8. Dave says:

    I don’t care how homer the announcers are. It could be a millions times worse. Imagine Pam Ward or Pam Oliver doing this broadcast.

    Michael Ballack: ugh. The guy is painful.

  9. Mig22 says:

    And now I can’t even watch the rest of the game.

  10. al17 says:

    Oh, like one type of suffering is better than the other. Suffering is Suffering and we don’t deserve it.


  11. Francois says:

    WOW! that was a lucky goal. Macca, of course, made it seem like it was brilliant worked..psssh.

  12. C(note) says:

    Goal of the tournament so far from Ibramhimovic

  13. SilverRey says:

    -1 to goal line refs
    +1 for the need for goal line technology

  14. ManicMessiah says:

    What is the ref on the goal line good for if he can’t tell that was over the line???

  15. Scott says:


  16. Scott says:

    he was 4 yards away!

  17. Mike says:

    Well hey Zlatan. What’s up?

  18. Mike says:

    What happened?!?! I turned the games off!

  19. Mike says:

    Just saw a replay. WOW. The Chicago Fire mess has nothing on that one.

  20. elgringorico says:

    He was offside anyway, no?

    Either way I love the Ukranian coach. I want to drink absurd amounts of Vodka with him.

  21. Josh says:

    Suffering is the eternal lot of the soccer fan. Unless you support ManU; if you don’t have a soul, then you can’t suffer.

  22. bryan says:

    in the past few days, we have had 3 goal line decisions.

    1. Chicago/NY – ref didn’t count a perfectly good goal
    2. Italy/Ireland – ref correctly counted a goal that bounced out
    3. England/Ukraine – ref doesn’t count a perfectly good goal

    1 out 3 decisions were correct. but no, we’re fine without goal line tech…

  23. kimo says:

    yes offsides and yes vodka sounds like a plan :)