France face Ukraine in a crucial Group D match today as Les Bleus go after three points to kick start their underwhelming Euro 2012 campaign. Ukraine’s talisman Andriy Shevchenko and searing heat lie in wait for the French squad.
France face the dual threat of searing temperatures and an ageing but potent striker when they come up against Ukraine in their second match of Euro 2012 on Friday.
Ukraine v France match suspended due to torrential rain
AFP - The Ukraine v France Euro 2012 Group A match was suspended because of torrential rain here on Friday.
The Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers ordered the teams off seven minutes into the game with a violent thunderstorm raging around them.
"The match has been temporarily suspended," announced the stadium announcer.
Should the match be abandoned it will be played on Saturday.
“Its clear Benzema is the best player France has at the Euros and now he must becoeme the team’s leader,” ex-France international Bixente Lizarazu told L’Equipe. “He must become a key player for the France team in a finals of an international tournament. Only with a Benzema on top form can the French team go far at Euro 2012.”
For their part, Ukraine insist they hold no fear of a French team many have tipped as dark horses to take home the Euro 2012 title.
Date created : 2012-06-15