England vs. Ukraine: Date, Time and Preview 2014 World Cup Qualifier

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England vs. Ukraine: Date, Time and Preview 2014 World Cup Qualifier
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On Tuesday England and Ukraine will join each other on the pitch in the qualifying round of the 2014 World Cup.

The two countries last met less than a year ago in the Euro Cup where England won by a score of 1-0.

Wayne Rooney scored the lone goal off a header in the 45th minute.

Ukraine will be out for revenge in hopes of qualifying for just their second ever world cup.

The country's only appearance was back in 2006 when they lost to Italy in the quarterfinals 3-0.

Where: Wembely Stadium, London, England

When: September 11, 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Is Health an Issue for England?

Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole, Andy Carroll, Adam Johnson, John Terry and Theo Walcott all will not play Tuesday due to injuries.

Gary Cahill or Phil Jagielka should replace the most recent injured Terry.

Manager Roy Hodgson is still confident in his team despite missing these players. He has added Raheem Sterling, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana to the squad but does not plan on playing them as per fifa.com.

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John Terry of England will be out of the qualifier against Ukraine with an ankle injury.

Without Rooney, players like Frank Lampard, Jermain Defoe and James Milner will be scoring the goals for England.

 

Ukraine is Coming in Cold Against One of the Top Ranked Teams

England was lucky enough to get a tune-up game against Moldova on Friday. Now the are facing a better opponent in Ukraine.

Ukraine, they are coming in cold.

It will be their first contest of the qualifying round, and it happens to be against one of the better clubs in Europe.

Ukraine has not played a match since the Euro 2012 other than a 0-0 draw in a friendly against the Czech Republic.

 

Prediction

Although Ukraine will put up a good fight the English are just too powerful of a team to lose at home.

Coming off a 5-0 victory against Moldova, England’s high-powered offense will net a few goals. It will take a great offensive effort for Ukraine to come away with a victory.

If Ukraine can score early, they will put some doubt into the mind of the English. Then an upset may be in the making.

Even with many key injuries England should pull off a win by a pretty large margin.

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