Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

ukraine fans Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Here we go. The final day of the second round of matches in the group stages of Euro 2012. Kicking off the first game is Ukraine against France. After Ukraine’s win against Sweden, and France’s unimpressive draw against England, it’ll be fascinating to see who comes out on top in this game. Ukraine will be backed by their home support. France will be urged on by their silky-smooth footballers.

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

Ukraine team: Pyatov; Husyev, Mykhalyk, Khacheridi, Selin; Yarmolenko, Tymoshchuk, Nazarenko, Konoplyanka; Voronin, Shevchenko

In the French team news, Patrice Evra has been dropped. Samir Nasri will return to a number 10 role, with France to play a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Before, during and after today’s game, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.


31 thoughts on “Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread”

    1. LAUGH OUT LOUD because I was scrolling down to post just that.

      I’ll just have to contribute this based on my slight familiarity with Ukaranian:

      немає і немає і немає

      C’mon Alex, let’s see some FRENCH fans instead!

      1. The Interwebz… where class goes to die.

        ps: were you the one giving NC a thumbs down in the Holland thread?

  1. Ukraine women are some of the best looking in the world, you must have struggled to find 3 that’s not shall we say, stunning

  2. @epltalk anyone heard of weather satellites or Doppler radar?  Hello!! Using seaweed is not a real accurate berometor or wearher forcasting tool

  3. The standing water on the pitch will be a problem even when the lightning does stop.

    I wonder what the world cup in the desert will do with the inevitable sandstorms? LoL

    Its over, no way they start this up again.

  4. This is a bit of a downer, I was hoping to keep myself calm by watching the France – Ukraine game. Now I’m getting nervous

  5. According to Rebecca Lowe, if Ukraine-France is postponed, the match has to be played tomorrow instead.

    Speaking of Ukraine-France, the match got off to a great start, I thought. If the game is played this afternoon/evening, I wonder if that’ll help France because the atmosphere in the stadium from the Ukraine fans may be far less if/when the game restarts.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  6. See what happens when you tempt an omnipotent being Spain, is that enough watering of a surface cesc…are you happy now! ;)

    1. It shouldn’t no, they will end up with two games playing at once, people will have to choose, I know which I’ll be watching

    2. Good question. If Ukraine-France restarts at 1pm ET, it should end at 2:35pm ET, just 10 minutes before England vs Sweden kicks off on ESPN, so we should be OK.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  7. this is not the result England would want now their are two teams with more points then they have. If they don’t win today the last game against Ukraine will be edgy to say the least.

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