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The Independent’s Chiara Giordano is at the Trafalgar Square fan zone tonight and reports that everyone is in positive mood.
“There’s a really positive atmosphere here at the fan zone in Trafalgar Square tonight.
“Everyone I speak to feels optimistic England will win tonight’s match – although some say they don’t expect it to be a walk in the park against Ukraine.”
Harry Kane leads England out onto the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Denmark await in the next round but first the Three Lions have to beat Ukraine.
The national anthems are played.
England fans milled with their Ukrainian counterparts on the perimeter of Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ahead of their Euro 2020 quarter-final clash.
With supporters based in England not issued match tickets, the Three Lions fans assembling were from further afield – with groups from Prague and Salzburg among those in attendance:
Supporters based in England were not issued match tickets for the fixture with Ukraine.
Ukraine’s only previous quarter-final appearance in a major tournament ended in a 3-0 defeat by Italy at the 2006 World Cup. They have won two of their last three European Championship matches, more than they had in their first seven in the competition.
If they win tonight, they’ll make it to the semi-final of a major tournament for the first time ever.
Raheem Sterling has scored three of England’s four goals at Euro 2020 so far, while only two players have ever scored more for England in a single edition at the tournament – Alan Shearer in 1996 (5) and Wayne Rooney in 2004 (4).
Sterling is also only two goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick in the race for the Euro 2020 golden boot.
Kalvin Phillips spoke to BBC Sport before the game saying that England’s focus is on tonight’s match despite the quick turnaround after beating Germany 2-0 last Tuesday.
“It’s been a quick turnaround. After a game you take a day to have your celebrations and then focus on the next match.” said Phillips,
“We knew there were going to be a few England fans in Rome. We can hear them.
“We are ready for tonight. Ukraine have got some very good players but we’re looking forward to how we perform.”
The fans inside the Stadio Olimpico are making themselves heard as England come out for the warm ups.
Ukraine are expected to have more fans in attendance after supporters were told not to travel from England due to covid restrictions.
How are we all feeling? I’ve been pretty confident for most of the day but as we get closer to kick off my nerves are starting to ramp up.
A semi-final at Wembley against Denmark awaits the winning team tonight. Can England get there?
The Three Lions are only the second side in European Championship history not to concede in any of their first four games of an edition of the tournament, after Germany in 2016.
During that tournament the Germans drew 1-1 in their quarter-final with Italy before going through on penalties.
Is history going to repeat itself but with England?
Gareth Southgate got in front of the television cameras to give his pre-match thoughts to the BBC. He touched on Ukraine’s potential formation, why he picked Jadon Sancho and the atmosphere in Rome saying:
“It looks like Ukraine are going to have five at the back.
“It’s been a huge challenge for all our attacking players because we have got so much depth. We can’t keep everyone happy but Jadon Sancho’s profile for this game – we need one-versus-one specialists – he has got that ability.
“The Stadio Olimpico is a brilliant theatre. I think it’s been good for us to come away from Wembley but we will find out over the next 90 minutes if that’s going to be a deciding factor for us.
“We know the weather forecast is extremely hot. It’s a lovely night for football.
“Ukraine have had a fantastic run and have already gone further than any of their teams in past in the European Championship. We have to be patient at the right times. We need to make short runs and use width to break them down.”
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