• Euro 2012

Shevchenko doubt for England clash

ESPN staff
June 17, 2012
Andriy Shevchenko scored a brace against Sweden in Ukraine's first match at Euro 2012 © PA Photos

Ukraine face a major selection headache ahead of Tuesday's final group encounter with England, as captain Andriy Shevchenko missed Sunday's training session with a knee injury.

Shevchenko, 35, had been a doubt for his side's tournament opener against Sweden, but led his side to victory with a fine brace as Ukraine emerged victorious.

However, with blows to his knee sustained in both games, Shevchenko is now rated doubtful for Tuesday's decisive Group D encounter.

A spokesman for the Ukraine Football Association said: "Andriy suffered a kick to his knee during the second half against Sweden and then another kick in the same area against France.

"He is unable to train today and I would say he is doubtful for Tuesday. He has seen the doctor and is now having treatment. We hope he can still take part but I repeat, he is doubtful.''

Ukraine currently lie third in Group D on three points, behind France and England, who have four points from their two matches, and must win to progress or hope for a French defeat.

However, Sweden find themselves bottom of the group, yet to win a point from their two fixtures.

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