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Euro 2012: Wayne Rooney keys England win

English forward Wayne Rooney (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images))

English forward Wayne Rooney (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)) Credit: English forward Wayne Rooney (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images))

Controversy marred England's 1-0 win over co-host nation Ukraine on the last day of Group D at Euro 2012, Europe's international soccer tournament.

England star Wayne Rooney - in his first game since returning from suspension - opened the scoring with a 48th-minute header. But just 14 minutes later, the Three Lions narrowly avoided conceding a goal of their own when defender John Terry cleared a deflected shot from Ukraine's Marko Devic off the goal line.

Replays showed the ball crossed the line, denying the Ukrainians a deserved goal and surely ramping up calls for video replay in European soccer.

The victory means England wins Group D, with seven points. They progress to the quarterfinal, where they will take on Italy. England is joined by France, who advanced with four points despite losing 2-0 to Sweden yesterday. The Swedes earned their first, and only, win of the tournament through captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who rifled in a volley from the top of the 18-yard box in the 54th minute. Seb Larsson added an insurance goal in stoppage time.

England will take on Italy in the quarterfinal on Sunday, while France faces defending champion Spain on Saturday. The first quarterfinal is tomorrow, when the Czech Republic plays Portugal. 

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