England and Sweden will be facing each other in the Group D Euro 2012 Tournament on June 15, 2012. The venue for the match will be at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium at Kyiv in the Ukraine.
The center of the latest preview and prediction is based on Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a member of the Swedish squad. Ibrahimovic does not need any introduction since he has played at Ajax, FC Barcelona, and AC Milan.
While Ibrahimovic is a controversial figure who wrote a book criticizing FC Barcelona, he is an effective striker. According to ESPN Soccernet, his agility and strength on the field netted him 28 goals, 141 shots, and six assists within 32 matches in Serie A of Italy.
Ibrahimovic is also the recipient of the Player of the Season Award given by Goal.com to the best players. According to Goal, he has creativity, durability, strong control, and an ability to shoot for goals.
It appears that he will be taking his trait to Euro 2012 when Sweden plays against England and other countries of Group D. Ibrahimovic playing for the Swedish squad may not bode well for England.
While England is expected to resist the Swedish onslaught with Ibrahimovic at the squad, it will be futile. The end result will be a protracted struggle between the two nations culminating in a victory for Sweden.
The score will be Sweden 2-1 England with the Scandinavian country advancing to the semi-finals along with the Ukraine. In the end, England will defeat France but lose to the Ukraine and Sweden in its Group D.
The predictions are based on a personal opinion on what has been studied about Group D. The element of surprise should never be discarded in these events.