Loser Ukraine stands between England and Euro 2020 semi-finals | Euro2020 News
The England coach said that if the German team fails to reach the semi-finals, it will be meaningless to defeat the German team and enter the quarter-finals.
When: Saturday, July 3
where is it: Rome Olympic Stadium
begin: 19:00 GMT
Gareth Southgate, the head coach of Ukraine’s quarter-finals for Euro 2020 in Rome on Saturday, warned his team not to look too far and not to underestimate their weak opponents. The England team will be wary of their accidents.
After defeating old rival Germany in the knockout round for the first time since the 1966 World Cup final, Southgate said that if he lost to Ukraine, the victory would be meaningless.
“We have completed a challenge, but this is not the Everest we set for ourselves,” Southgate said. “We want to keep going.”
“This is another chance for the team to make history. We moved here soon from Germany. It was not easy because you received all these lovely news. But the mentality must be about Saturday. It will not be more than Saturday.”
England’s draw started well, and England is expected to beat the team coached by former Ballon d’Or winner Andrei Shevchenko.
England will face Ukraine in Rome. Their first four games were played at home.
A softer atmosphere awaits at the Olympic Stadium, where the number of English fans is expected to be limited within the permitted capacity of 16,000.
English supporters have been warned not to travel to the Italian capital to watch the games, because COVID-19 restrictions mean that even those with tickets cannot use them.
Italian health regulations require fans from the UK to quarantine for five days, so they will miss the game.
The loser Ukraine ranks 24th in the FIFA World Rankings-20 places lower than the Three Lions-and is the last third-ranked team to advance to the top 16.
For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has tried to enter the final four games of the main event, and their performance matched the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup.
“We will do our best to surprise them. But we know that to surpass them, we have to play the best game of our life,” said Ukrainian midfielder Oleksand Zinchenko.
The winner will play in the quarterfinals against the Czech Republic or Denmark, which played early Saturday.