Euro 2012: Shevchenko does not start against England

Updated: 20 June 2012 01:45 IST

Ukraine captain Andriy Shevchenko was left on the bench for Tuesday's decisive Group D match against England because of a left knee injury.

Donetsk:

Ukraine captain Andriy Shevchenko was left on the bench for Tuesday's decisive Group D match against England because of a left knee injury.

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The injury forced him out of training Sunday, though he resumed training the next day. Marko Devic was chosen as a replacement by Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin, who made three further changes to his starting lineup.

He favored Artem Milevskiy instead of Andriy Voronin up front, and picked Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Denys Garmash instead of Taras Mikhalik and Serhiy Nazarenko.

Ukraine must beat England to advance to the quarterfinals.

For England, the only change to the starting XI which faced Sweden sees Wayne Rooney return as expected following the completion of his two-match suspension.

Rooney returns in attack in place of Andy Carroll, the Liverpool striker.

England (4-4-2)

Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, John Terry, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole; James Milner, Scott Parker, Steven Gerrard (capt), Ashley Young; Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck

Coach: Roy Hodgson

Ukraine (4-4-2)

Andrei Pyatov; Oleg Gusev, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Yevgeny Khacheridi, Yevgeny Selin; Andrei Yarmolenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (capt), Denys Garmash, Yevgeny Konoplyanka; Andrei Voronin, Marko Devic

Coach: Oleg Blokhin

Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)

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