England arrived on the scene in Ukraine and immediately confounded expectations.
A small travelling support watched an organised and disciplined team gain a positive result, then had a wholesome night in Donetsk with no drama to speak of.
Meanwhile, in Kiev, Andriy Shevchenko was re-affirming his cast-iron legend status with a winning double for Ukraine over Sweden.
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Patrice Evra had trouble counting as he tried to dash down the wing and best those pesky English players.
Will Vicente Del Bosque stay faithful to the 4-6-0 formation or will the £50m man Fernando Torres get his say? Ireland manager Trapattoni….doesn’t know.
The 35-year-old relived his glory days with a stunning headed double against Sweden, sparking scenes of jubilation across the Olympic Stadium, and the rest of Ukraine.
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Red-hot Nikica Jelavic harks back to his Ibrox days as he charts his progress from Croatia squad man to number one goal-getter. (The Sun)
Former Aberdeen goalkeeper David Preece, blogging exclusively for STV during Euro 2012, is quietly satisfied with a very un-England-like performance.
Of course, Scotland welcomed the visionary “no strikers” system under Craig Levein with open arms. Will the Spanish football public do likewise? (FourFourTwo)
Fans react to the draw between England and France outside the stadium in Dontesk. (Goal.com)
In this section
- Laurent Blanc to step down as manager of France after two years in charge
- STV Sports Daily at the Euros: England v Italy plus last night's goals
- French Football Weekly's Andrew Gibney talks Les Bleus ahead of Spain clash
- Spain 2-0 France: Alonso at the double to put Spanish in final four
- STV Sports Daily at the Euros: Spain v France plus last night's goals
- Spain need pace and presence to retain their Euro crown
- Euro 2012 talk: Football and finance meet as Germany take on Greece
- Wounded France march on to Quarter Final showdown with Spain
- Sweden 2-0 France: Stunning Ibrahimovic strike lays foundations for victory
- Euro 2012 Wrap: Horror film ghost girls, Tetris and Denmark's Roy Race