Ukraine favourites to win their Euro opener: Swedish coach

June 7th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Kiev, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine are favourites to win their opening match against Sweden at the Euro 2012 June 11, Sweden coach Erik Hamren said here Thursday.

“I have to give the advantage to the Ukrainians, because they are playing in front of their countrymen,” Hamren said at a press conference here.

All the teams in Group D are very strong, Hamren said, adding that Sweden will give all out to win the group, Xinhua reported.

But he admitted that France and England are the favourites in the group as they have a lot of great players who can decide the fate of the match.

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