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.

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31 Responses to Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

  1. MNUfan1991 says:

    No, no, and no.

    • Alex Wolcott says:

      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!

    • dust says:

      C’mon be classier people, no need to be rude. Lets have your pictures as your graveyars hey.

    • Ben says:

      You are too harsh. I hope tomorrow we gona see some Polish chicks on EPL talk:-)

  2. Pete says:

    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

  3. dust says:

    2012 mayan prophecy coming true!! Ahhh run for your lives! Its raining really hard!

  4. Guy says:

    Where’s my mute button?! Alexi until the match resumes? No way, Hoseway (as my niece used to say).

  5. brn442 says:

    As per protocol – it’s more about the lightning than the rain

  6. dust says:

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

  7. dust says:

    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.

  8. Pete says:

    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

  9. The Gaffer says:

    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

  10. Dust says:

    Rebecca doing a great job with this situation.

  11. Dust says:

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

  12. Dust says:

    Will they delay the England game if they start this up again? If so, what channel wil the England game be on?

  13. Dust says:

    Great premis for a kitchen paper towel commercial.

  14. Dust says:

    How did they miss that?

  15. jtm371 says:

    great save remember that one.

  16. Cody says:

    This pitch is playing extremely slow.

  17. Pete says:

    They have delayed the England game by 15 mins

  18. jtm371 says:

    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.

  19. Ben says:

    Les maudits Francais!

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