Euro 2012, Day Twelve: Open Thread

You're in the shop window today, Yevhen Konoplianka.

The last day of the group stage at Euro 2012. Time to separate the chaff from the wheat. Group D standings: France 4; England 4; Ukraine 3; Sweden 0 (eliminated).

Sweden vs. France, 2:45 pm ET (ESPN2)

Les Bleus are practically through. Sweden has gone pointless and is out. But they still have the talismanic Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Aside from him, France should have no major difficulties in continuing its 23-match unbeaten run. They're back on the world stage, everyone. Karim Benzema and company are young, hungry, and talented. A win and a likely quarterfinal date with Italy awaits. Watch out, possible semifinal opponent Germany.

England vs. Ukraine, 2:45 pm ET (ESPN)

Wayne Rooney's return from a two-match ban. Andriy Shevchenko's potential farewell to international football. The football gods want one of the co-hosts to advance this time around, right? Ukraine always had the better shot, but Group D was going to be a struggle. A home finale needing a win is about the best position that could have been expected.

Interesting to see what Roy Hodgson settles on for a formation. After grinding out 1-0 results in the build-up to Euro 2012, he suddenly has attacking options and a team that scored three(!) goals in a single match. Theo Walcott is an option on the wing, while Andy Carroll becomes a potentially impact substitute. The Three Lions have to get everything right today, else they will be going home. But if they do, watch out, potential quarterfinal opponent Spain.

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