Wins for both France and England in the second round of games in Group D put both countries in a good position heading into the final round of games. After drawing in their opening clash, wins over Ukraine and Sweden respectively leaves them needing just a point in their final fixtures - although both will be looking to finish top of the group for what would be potentially be an easier quarter-final tie.
Gael Clichy made his first appearance of the tournament in France's 2-0 win over Ukraine; his passing combination to Franck Ribery the highest in the game whilst Samir Nasri - although not to the levels as seen against England - combined well with Ribery and Karim Benzema.
had a come from behind win over Sweden with the trio of Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott and James Milner all involved. All three performed solidly enough but Hart and Lescott will not be happy to have conceded the goals in the manner in which they did and with the impact Theo Walcott had when he came on as substitute, James Milner is one of those whose place may be under threat for the final round of games this Wednesday.