Ukraine forward Andriy Shevchenko

Donbass Arena, Ukraine (Sporting Alert) — Opening game hero Andriy Shevchenko will start again for Ukraine in their Euro 2012 clash with France on Friday night.

The 2012 Euro tournament started on Friday, June 8 – games will be televised live on ESPN and its networks, including live streaming on, ESPNDeportes and

Shevchenko scored both goals for Ukraine in their come from behind 2-1 victory over Sweden in the first game of group and has been rewarded with another place in the starting XI.

Victory for the co-hosts would set them up well to book a place into the quarter-finals, but it will be a very difficult task against he French.

France, after playing to a 1-1 draw with England, have decided to go on the attack again with Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema and Manchester City attacking midfielder Samir Nasri leading the line.

Manchester United’s left-back Patrice Evra, who started in the first game is on the bench, alongside Chelsea’s Florent Malouda, who was also dropped.

Ukraine vs France

Ukraine: Pyatov, Gusev, Mykhalyk, Khacheridi, Selin, Yarmolenko, Tymoschuk, Nazarenko, Konoplianka, Shevchenko, Voronin

Subs: Koval, Kucher, Garmash, Aliev, Shevchuk, Rotan, Milevskiy, Seleznyov, Rakitskiy, Butko, Devic, Goryainov

France: Lloris, Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Clichy, Diarra, Cabaye, Menez, Nasri, Ribery, Benzema

Subs: Mandanda, Evra, Valbuena, Giroud, Matuidi, Reveillere, Malouda, M’Vila, Martin, Ben Arfa, Koscielny, Carrasso

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)


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