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Shevchenko '50-50' for clash with England

The former AC Milan forward has fluid on his left knee and is not 'in the best condition' ahead of the co-host's must-win meeting with Roy Hodgson's side.

Ukraine team doctor Leonid Mironov has revealed that Andriy Shevchenko's chances of being fit for his country's crucial Euro 2012 Group D clash with England on Tuesday are only 50-50.

The Dynamo Kiev striker, who netted twice in the 2-1 win over Sweden, is still struggling with a knee injury and could be forced to sit out the game in Donetsk.

"There is less liquid in the joint, but he still isn't in the best condition to play," Mironov is quoted as saying by Reuters. "He will train under the supervision of doctors, but the final decision will be Shevchenko's.

"He will decide whether he will play. But at the moment his chances look 50-50."

After losing to France last time out, Ukraine goes into its meeting with Roy Hodgson's men needing to win in order to guarantee its a place in the quarterfinals. The match will get under way at 2:45 p.m. ET.

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