Ukraine

Ukraine
The Ukraine national football team (Ukrainian: збірна України з футболу) represents Ukraine in men’s international football competitions and it is governed by the Ukrainian Association of Football, the governing body for football in Ukraine. Ukraine’s home ground is the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv. The team has been a full member of UEFA and FIFA since 1992. After Ukrainian Independence and the country’s breakaway from the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Hungary on 29 April 1992. The team’s biggest success on the world stage was reaching the quarter-finals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which also marked the team’s debut in the finals of a major championship. As the host nation, Ukraine automatically qualified for UEFA Euro 2012. Four years later, Ukraine qualified for Euro 2016 via the play-off route, the first time qualifying for a UEFA European Championship via the qualifying process, as they finished in third place in their qualifying group. This marked the first time in Ukraine’s six play-off appearances that it managed to win such a tie, previously having been unsuccessful in the play-off ties for the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, 2010 World Cup and 2014 World Cup. Ukraine is seen as a specific case of being a successful youth football power in Europe and the world, yet fails to deliver the same taste at senior stage. The U-20 team of Ukraine has been the current reigning world champions at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, while the U-21 team had won silver medal in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship; however in spite of this rich record in youth stage, the senior side didn’t have the same level of achievement to look back at. While the Ukrainian senior side managed to reach the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup, the team failed to enter the knockout stages in Euro 2012 and Euro 2016, and have never returned to the World Cup since. Ukraine’s best performance in the UEFA European Championship, was in the 2020 edition, having reached the quarter finals for the first time before their run was stopped by England with a 4–0 defeat on 3 July 2021 in the quarterfinals.

Ukraine FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad

Ukraine FIFA World Cup 2022  squad
S.NO. Player Club
Goalkeeper
1  Georgiy Bushchan FC Dynamo Kyiv
2 Dmytro Riznyk FC Vorskla Poltava
3  Andriy Pyatov Shakhtar Donetsk
Defender
4  Ilya Zabarnyi FC Dynamo Kyiv
5 Mykola Matvienko FC Shakhtar Donetsk
6  Sergiy Kryvtsov FC Shakhtar Donetsk
7 Taras Kacharaba SK Slavia Prague
8  Oleksandr Zinchenko Manchester City F.C.
9  Eduard Sobol Club Brugge KV
10 Viktor Kornienko FC Shakhtar Donetsk
11  Oleksandr Karavaev Dynamo Kyiv
12  Oleksandr Tymchyk FC Dynamo Kyiv
midfielder
13 Taras Stepanenko FC Shakhtar Donetsk
14  Sergiy Sydorchuk FC Dynamo Kyiv
15 Mykola Shaparenko FC Dynamo Kyiv
16  Ruslan Malinovskyi Atalanta B.C.
17 Vitaliy Buyalskyi FC Dynamo Kyiv
18  Viktor Kovalenko Spezia Calcio
19 Denys Garmash Dynamo Kyiv
Forward
20 Viktor Tsygankov Dynamo Kyiv
21  Andriy Yarmolenko West Ham United F.C.
22  Oleksandr Zubkov Ferencvárosi TC
23 Roman Yaremchuk S.L. Benfica
24 Artem Dovbyk Dnipro-1
25 Danylo Sikan F.C. Hansa Rostock

Ukraine FIFA World Cup 2022  Coach

Oleksandr Petrakov is a Ukrainian professional football manager, who formerly played as defender. On 17 August 2021 Petrakov was appointed as an acting coach of the Ukraine national football team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying cycle. Oleksandr Petrakov coach

Ukraine FIFA World Cup 2022  Jersey Kit

Ukraine FIFA World Cup 2022  jersey

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