Andriy Shevchenko said in the aftermath of Ukraine's exit that he will have one last hurrah before ending his international career.
35 year old Shevchenko, the finest player Ukraine has produced since independence from the Soviet Union, is his countrys youngest and oldest goalscorer and record marksman with 48 goals in 111 appearances.
He started on the bench against England due to a knee injury.
Former AC Milan and Chelsea forward Shevchenko began the tournament in grand style with both goals in the co-hostss 2-1 comeback victory over Sweden.
Shevchenko was European Footballer of the Year in 2004, the first and only Ukrainian to win the award, and was Ukrainian Footballer of the Year on six occasions.
The strikers current deal with Dynamo Kiev, the club where he began his career before moving to Milan, is due to expire in July and he has expressed interest in a move to North Americas Major League Soccer.