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Italy next for Scott, JD and England

Posted on 20 June 2012  - 11:03

Scott Parker played another full shift as England beat Ukraine and finished top of Group D in Euro 2012 on Tuesday night.

Italy next for Scott, JD and England

The midfielder was everywhere again alongside Steven Gerrard as Wayne Rooney's close-range header in the 49th minute secured a 1-0 win against the co-hosts in Donetsk.

England soaked up pressure from Ukraine in the first half and had to survive a goalline controversy in the second half - John Terry cleared from under the crossbar, but Marko Devic's effort looked over the line - but held onto their slender lead.

Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute at the Donbass Arena.

With France losing against Sweden, England topped the group, missed reigning champions Spain in the quarter-finals and will now take on Italy in the last eight in Kiev on Sunday.

Last night's matches completed the group stages and the quarter-final line-up is as follows...

Czech Republic v Portugal (Warsaw, Thursday, 7.45pm)

Germany v Greece (Gdansk, Friday, 7.45pm)

Spain v France (Donetsk, Saturday, 7.45pm)

England v Italy (Kiev, Sunday, 7.45pm)