All the facts and figures you need ahead of England’s final Euro 2012 Group D match against Ukraine in Donetsk. Kick off 7:45pm, live on ITV1. Wayne Rooney during an England training session (Picture: Getty) Wayne Rooney v Yevhen Khacheridi England’s talisman Wayne Rooney returns from suspension for tonight’s final group match and manager Roy Hodgson confirmed early on the Manchester United striker will walk straight back into the starting line-up. Quite rightly, the England boss realises if the Three Lions are to progress much further in the competition they will need their best players on the pitch and having Rooney back certainly adds a new dimension to the team’s attack.The question now is who will partner him up front and Hodgson appears to be leaning towards favouring the all-round game of Rooney’s United team-mate Danny Welbeck ahead of the physical presence of Andy Carroll. It may be a tough call to leave the Liverpool man on the bench after a goal and an impressive performance against the Swedes last Friday night but these tough calls have to be made at major international tournaments. And now Rooney is back it is likely to be down to Ukraine centre-half Yevhen Khacheridi to deal with his threat. The 24-year-old (right) struggled against Karim Benzema in the disappointing 2-0 defeat to France on Friday and he will have his work cut out again tonight with a well-rested Rooney hungry to make an instant impact. Ukrainian Yevhen Khacheridi is one to watch (Picture: EPA) Roy Hodgson v  Oleh Blokhin Roy Hodgson and Oleh Blokhin are the two most recently-appointed managers at Euro 2012. However, while Hodgson has only been in charge for a month, Blokhin has had a little longer to forge his team after being appointed Ukraine boss in April 2011. The former Dynamo Kiev legend is also a bit more outspoken than his England counterpart. Before the tournament started Blokhin claimed his team could not shoot or tackle and he was at it again after the 2-0 loss  to France, lamenting  his men’s  lethargic performance. By the numbers 48 Goals scored for Ukraine by national hero Andriy Shevchenko. 21 Tournament appearances for Ashley Cole if he plays tonight – a record for any England player. 1-0 Victory for the hosts the last time the two sides met  in October 2009.Possible teams England: Hart, Johnson,  Terry, Lescott, Cole,  Milner, Gerrard, Parker,  Young, Welbeck,  Rooney. Ukraine: Pyatov, Husyev, Mykhali, Khacheridi, Selin, Tymoshchuk, Nazarenko, Yarmolenko, Voronin, Konoplienka, Shevchenko.

A news article on 2012-06-19 11:13:17 from: The Metro

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