EURO 2020: Ukraine's Besedin out of Euros after Danielson challenge

Sweden's Danielson was sent off after his studs-up challenge against Artem Besedin during Ukraine's 2-1 win over Sweden in the last-16 encounter.

Besedin is returning to Ukraine for tests, said assistant coach Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Ukrainian forward Artem Besedin is out for the rest of Euro 2020 with a knee injury from a tackle by Sweden's Marcus Danielson, a team coach said on Wednesday.

Danielson was sent off after his attempt to track down a pass resulted in a studs-up challenge against Besedin during Ukraine's 2-1 defeat of Sweden in their last-16 knockout game.

Besedin is returning to Ukraine for tests, said assistant coach Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.

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"We are no longer able to count on Artem Besedin in our next matches," Shovkovskiy wrote on Facebook. "He is forced to leave the team and return to Kyiv for a full examination."

Ukraine faces England in Rome in the quarter-finals on Saturday. To show support, all Ukrainian ministers wore the team's yellow-and-blue jerseys in cabinet on Wednesday.

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