Well, now that the draw has been made, time to start analyzing the groups. In each team's analysis I will note results in OFFICIAL matches (i.e. qualifiers and WC 2010) since Euro 2008 but not give any weight to results in friendlies. Group D: Ukraine, England, Sweden, France UKRAINE: Clearly the worst team in the group by reputation, but will be playing at home, thus making anything possible. Like Poland, hard to analyze, since they've played nothing but friendlies since WC 2010 qualifying ended in late 2009. Note that they held their own against England in WC 2010 qualifying, winning at home 1-0, and losing away 2-1. Also drew both matches against Croatia and lost 1-0 on aggregate against Greece in the playoffs, suggesting that teams will not have an easy time beating them on Ukranian soil. ENGLAND: Will be analyzed ad nauseum elsewhere on these boards, so will keep my analysis short and sweet. A team in transition between an old guard (Lampard, Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Terry, etc.) and a group of younger but unproven players. With a manager like Capello, certainly capable of demolishing anybody when everything clicks, but also a team full of question marks. Could win the group or finish bottom. Struggled at WC 2010, drawing with the USA and Algeria, before eeking out a 1-0 win against Slovenia which earned them the right to be demolished by Germany in the round of 16. Muddled through a fairly easy qualifying group for Euro 2012, drawing both matches against against a Montengro team that was then demolished by the Czechs in the playoffs. Biggest questions are in goal and up front, since with Rooney suspended for the group stage, someone else will have to step up if England is to be able to score goals. FRANCE: A team coming off a disasterous WC 2010 which saw them finish bottom of their group amid a player rebellion now features a new manager and a horde of talented, but unproven, players without a superstar amonst them. Struggled in qualifying, finishing ahead of Bosnia by only a single point in a decidely weak group, including a shocking home loss to Belarus. Truly a mystery team, but note that they have only one major tournament win in the past 40 years without either Michel Platini or Zinedine Zidane on the pitch (the 2-0 win over Togo at WC 2006). SWEDEN: Doesn't always qualify for the major tournaments, but when they do they are usually pretty solid. Like a Danes, a well-coached team that it usually very hard to beat. Have never lost to England at a major tournament at topped a very tough group including England and Argentina at WC 2002. Cruised through qualifying as the best 2nd placed team, losing only away to the Netherlands and Hungary. CONCLUSION: All four teams are capable of both winning the group or finishing bottom, with England and Sweden probably the best teams on paper, and the biggest questions being who will score goals for England in Wayne Rooney's absence and how much the Ukranians will be strengthened by playing in front of their home fans.