Harry Kane becomes England’s all-time record scorer in historic win against Italy
England host Ukraine in their next qualifying fixture for Euro 2024 as Gareth Southgate’s men try to make it tow wins from two following their historic victory over Italy last week.
A first win in Italy since 1961 gave Southgate’s team the perfect start to Group C, although the manager was happier with his side’s first half performance rather than the second as they held on for a 2-1 victory with 10 men. “We showed two sides without a doubt,” said the Three Lions boss.
Harry Kane broke the all-time goalscoring record in that outing with a first-half penalty. Calmly despatched by the England captain, it was Kane’s first international match since he missed a second penalty in the quarter-final defeat to France at the World Cup.
Ahead of tonight’s qualifier, more than 1,000 Ukrainians have been invited to Wembley as guests of the FA following Russia’s invasion of the country, with England also planning a display of solidarity before kick off.
Follow all the action as England host Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifiers:
How to watch England vs Ukraine
The match will kick off at 5pm BST on Sunday 26 March at Wembley.
It will be shown live on Channel 4 in the UK, with coverage starting at 4pm. It will also be available to stream on All 4.
Michael Jones26 March 2023 15:00
England vs Ukraine
Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Euro 2024 qualifier which sees England host Ukraine at Wembley.
The Three Lions got their qualifying campaign for next year’s European Championship off to the perfect start when they defeated Italy 2-1 in Naples last Thursday. It was a monumental step for Gareth Southgate’s men as they managed to beat the Azzurri in their own back yard for the first time since 1961.
Now, England are hoping to cement their spot of the top of Group C by also triumphing over Ukraine this afternoon. There are some key personnel missing – Reece James has left the squad through injury and Luke Shaw is suspended – but Southgate should have enough quality to call on to get the job done.
Due to the situation in Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion of the country, it will be an emotional affair with many refugees invited to the match by the FA. Tributes have been planned before kick and no doubt the Ukrainian players, coaches and staff will all receive a warm welcome.
Michael Jones26 March 2023 13:19