England and France go into the Group D opener on June 11th. Things don’t look so good for Roy Hodgsons’s men as England has successively lost the five last games against Les Blues. And to worsen the matters France will come into the field after the thrashing Estonia 4-0 and with the daunting feats of the players like Benzema and Frank Ribery. This will definitely change Laurent Blanc’s unbeaten streak record.
Looking at the present situation, it seems that England won’t stand a chance in this group but you can never be so sure about football, especially when you’re talking about international football. Nevertheless the bad luck for the team is that Gary Cahil (jaw), Gareth Barry (stomach), Frank Lampard (thigh) and John Ruddy (finger) are all out of the tournament. But the good news for the coach is that Chelsea’s centre-back John Terry was declared fit for the Euro Cup who was a main injury concern for Roy Hodgson.
Group D France vs England
Competition: UEFA Euro Cup 2012 5th Match
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Venue: Donbass Arena Stadium -Donetsk
Kick Off Time: 17:00pm UK Time