When and where: The Group D decider kicks-off from the Donbass Arena in Donetsk at 2.45 p.m. ET. Coverage will be provided by ESPN, with a live stream available on ESPN3. Viewers in the U.K. can watch the match on a free live stream at ITV1.com.

Preview: After the late drama against Sweden, England go into their final group game with Ukraine needing a point to confirm their place in the quarter-finals. And their cause will be aided by the long-awaited return of Wayne Rooney. The forward has been absent from England's first two matches through suspension, but should be raring to go, it will be hoped not overly so, in Donetsk.

Coach Roy Hodgson has already confirmed that Rooney will start, meaning that one of England's goal scorers against Sweden, Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck, will miss out. The suggestion is that Rooney and Welbeck will start in tandem to renew the partnership that has shown signs of blossoming with Manchester United.

While optimism in England has risen since the victory over Sweden, there is a danger of Welbeck's stunning late goal overshadowing what was a far from convincing performance. Particularly defensively, usually a hallmark of Hodgson's sides, England was at times woeful. Against a better side than Sweden, England would have been denied the chance for any late heroics.

But essentially playing an away match against a Ukraine team, which will be desperate to get a victory needed to keep them in the competition, England will likely need to be significantly more resolute at the back.

Following the euphoria of their opening victory over Sweden, the co-hosts came back down to Earth with what was, in the end, a comfortable defeat to France. But in the first-half of that match Ukraine again showed that they have enough to pose England problems.

Oleg Blokhin's side may have to do without their talisman Andriy Shevchenko, however. The veteran striker has been rated as 50-50 by Blokhin to make the lineup, following a knee injury. Though, it was perhaps always asking a lot for the 35-year-old to start three games in just over a week.

After fellow co-hosts Poland fell by the wayside on Saturday, hopes are now fully on Ukraine to keep home involvement, a crucial element to any competition, alive.

England (probable)

G: Hart

D: Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole

M: Parker, Gerrard

Milner, Rooney, Young

F: Welbeck

Ukraine (probable)

G: Pyatov

D: Gusev, Mikhalik, Khacheridi, Selin

M: Tymoshchuk, Nazarenko

Yarmolenko, Voronin, Konoplyanka

F: Shevchenko

Prediction: Despite only needing a point, this promises to be a nervy occasion for England. Cheered on by a fervent home support, Ukraine will be pulling out all the stops in order to secure a quarter-final place that will feel as good as lifting the trophy.

It could be a mistake if sentiment and Shevchenko's own determination to play in this vital match leads to the legendary striker getting the start. Though he has looked good so far, it is difficult to envisage Shevchenko even being close to full fitness.

The key for Ukraine will be down the flanks where the full-backs, particularly Oleg Gusev, can push forward and provide valuable support to the real danger men in this side, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka. Especially if Theo Walcott is deployed from the start following his over-hyped impact against Sweden then Ukraine could have real joy out wide.

England may be eager for a win to stand a chance of topping the group and avoiding Spain in the quarter-finals, but it is likely to be a largely conservative approach from Hodgson's side. For that to be effective, England will have to concentrate much better at the back than against Sweden.

The game could well be in the balance until the last, but England should just scrape into the last eight.

England 1-1 Ukraine