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    England, France close in on quarterfinals

    Jun 15, 2012

    England rallied to beat Sweden 3-2 on Friday at Olympic Stadium in Kiev to close in on a quarterfinal berth in Euro 2012.

    Danny Welbeck scored in the 78th, helping England improve to four points from two games.

    The English squad will need only a draw in its next match against Ukraine to advance to the last eight of the continental championship.

    Andy Carroll scored on a header to put England ahead in the 23rd minute two goals by Olof Mellberg in the second half enabled Sweden to grab the lead.

    Theo Walcott evened things when he found the net in the 64th, just three minutes after being sent in for James Milner.

    France defeated tournament co-host Ukraine 2-0 at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.

    Jeremy Menez scored in the 53rd minute and Yohan Cabaye hit a goal four minutes later for France, which also has four points from two games and share the top of Group D with England.

    The two leaders drew their opening match 1-1.

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