Where is Ukraine? Capital of the country, population, and training ground of national team

Everything you need to know about tonight’s opponents...

England come up against Ukraine on Saturday evening with a spot in the semi-finals of Euro 2020 on the line.

Gareth Southgate’s men head into the clash off the back of a stunning 2-0 win against Germany in the round of 16, while the Ukrainians left it late to sneak past Sweden in extra time.

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It promises to be a barnstormer of a showdown, and if you’re wanting a little bit more information on tonight's opponents, we’ve got you covered.

Andriy Yarmolenko of Ukraine. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Andriy Yarmolenko of Ukraine. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Check out our lowdown below...

Where is Ukraine?

Ukraine is situated in Eastern Europe, and is the second-biggest country on the continent in terms of land mass, after neighbouring Russia.

It is bordered by Russia to the east and north-east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the West, and Romania and Moldova to the south.

Ukraine also has a coastline along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

What is the capital of Ukraine?

The capital of Ukraine is Kiev, slightly to the north of the centre of the country.

Kiev sits on the banks of the Dnieper River, and has a population of around 2.97 million, as of January 2020.

The traditionally accepted date for the founding of the city is 482 AD, but there is evidence of humans inhabiting the area as far back as the Stone Age.

Kiev has been capital of Ukraine since 1918.

What is the population of Ukraine?

Ukraine has a population of around 41.4 million, making it the eighth-most populous nation in Europe.

Where is Ukraine’s home stadium?

The Ukrainian nation team play their home fixtures in the Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev.

The ground was first opened in 1923, and as of 2011, has a capacity of 70,050.

The stadium was used as a venue at both the 1980 summer Olympics and Euro 2012.

Where is Ukraine’s training ground?

Throughout Euro 2020, Ukraine’s base camp has been in Bucharest.

They split their group matches between the Romanian capital and Amsterdam, and played their round of 16 clash against Sweden at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

What have Ukraine’s previous results at Euro 2020?

Ukraine finished third in their group behind Austria and the Netherlands.

Andriy Shevchenko’s men lost to both of those sides, but were able to beat North Macedonia 2-1 to secure a spot in the knockout rounds.

Their clash against Sweden in the round of 16 ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Artem Dovbyk popping up in the 121st minute to win the game in extra time.

What is Ukraine’s head-to-head record against England?

England have only ever lost once to Ukraine, slumping to a 1-0 defeat in a World Cup qualifier back in 2009.

Aside from that result, the Three Lions are unbeaten in six other clashes against tonight’s opponents, winning four and drawing two.

The two nations have met in a European Championship fixture before, with Wayne Rooney securing a 1-0 win in Euro 2012.

Ukraine have scored just three goals in seven meetings with England, and have never managed more than one in a game.