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England fans in Ukraine cheer on Three Lions in Brit pub as bloxing legend Klitschko says we’re ‘among best in world

BRAVE England fans in Ukraine will roar loudly for the Three Lions todayas the country’s boxing legend admitted: “England are among the best in the world.”

The Sun joined England supporters at a buzzing ex-pat pub in Kiev where national hero Vitaly Klitschko is the capital’s mayor.

Sun man Ben, derecho, joins the handful of England fans in Kiev

Sun man Ben, derecho, joins the handful of England fans in Kiev
Boxing champ and Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko speaks to The Sun

Boxing champ and Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko speaks to The Sun

The heavyweight champ, beaten by Lennox Lewis in 2003, wore his country’s yellow and blue team kit as he said: “Today all Ukrainians, even those who are not very keen on football, are closely following the contest against Gareth Southgate and his men.

“But in all honesty, the game will be the toughest and most challenging for our national team.

“England is one of the best team’s both in Europe and the world.”

Cheery supporters have their pints full and footie shirts ready for battle despite being outnumbered by three million buoyant Ukrainians in the capital.

British Army vet Gav Kuhl, izquierda, and pal Christo

British Army vet Gav Kuhl, izquierda, and pal Christo

Former British Army hero Gavin Kuhl, 43, reckons Harry Kane and co will run away 2-0 victors in the anticipated Rome clash.

And he travelled 1,429 miles to be therejust so he could experience the buzz of the big game.

Gav, originally from Cornwall but living in Oslo, Noruega, for the last ten years, dicho: “We’re not allowed to watch the game in Italy so this is the next best thing.

"Pensé, ‘why not?’ The beer here is good and the Ukrainian women are beautiful.

Gav, who served in the Princess of Wales regiment, rugió: “All the Ukrainians are saying England have a better squad but they are fiercer and a more dedicated team.

“I think they’re in for a big surprise!"

los 2020 world's strongest man, Oleksii Novikov, makes light work of our Ben

los 2020 world’s strongest man, Oleksii Novikov, makes light work of our Ben

Ukraine is also home to the world’s strongest man Oleksii Novikov.

He showed his power by pressing our flag-flying reporter over his head.

The roaring Ukranian beast is backing Andriy Shevchenko’s men to show their own might in Rome tomorrow night.

But Sun man Ben Leo bid for his own victory over Ukraine by tackling 21-stone Novikov in a brute test of power.

The pair went head-to-head in an arm wrestle at Novikov’s home in Kiev, with Leo weighing a trim 172lbs compared to his rival’s 300lbs.

Novikov and Sun man Ben get to grips in Kiev

Novikov and Sun man Ben get to grips in Kiev
The 300lb strong man is roaring on his national team tonight

The 300lb strong man is roaring on his national team tonight

Novikov sank 15 eggs for breakfast while the Sun man munched a Sausage McMuffin.

And in what is hoped will be the only Ukranian victory over England in the next 24 horas, Novikov proved he was the real deal with an extremely close-fought win.

En otra parte, locals in Kiev today admitted Ukraine must channel the spirit of footie legend Valeriy Lobanovskyi if they have a chance of taming the Three Lions.

The Dynamo Kiev hero and USSR national team boss is honoured with a huge statue in the country’s capital.

The Sun's caught up with Ukranian footie legend Valeriy Lobanovskyi in Kiev

The Sun’s caught up with Ukranian footie legend Valeriy Lobanovskyi in Kiev

As dawn broke over the Eastern European nation, we leapt alongside Lobanovskyi’s towering bust and proudly flew the flag for England.

Motorists honked their horns and gave the thumbs-up in excitement for today’s big game reached fever-pitch.

It came as Ukranian pubs and restaurants announced they were offering free booze to their 40million countrymen every time England concede tomorrow.

But locals in Kiev last night feared: “I think we will end up very parched!"

Taxi driver Alexi Dravachenko told The Sun: “When Russia were playing their first match against Belgium, lots of restaurants and bars here offered free drinks for every goal they conceded.

“We are doing the same against England but I have a feeling everyone is going to be left very thirsty.

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