Youth team of Ukraine (U-19) played the first match in the elite round of qualifying for the European championship.
Rival team Sergey Nagorniak at the tournament in Italy was the national team of Serbia, in a match which the Ukrainians led 2:0 already by the 36th minute, thanks to goals from George, and Daniel Tsitaishvili Sikana.
But before the break, Dusan Vlahovic has reduced backlog in the account, and in the 77th minute with a penalty returned to the status of the match parity.
Next match Ukraine national team will play against tournament hosts Italy on Saturday, March 23. Then the Ukrainians will meet with Belgium (March 26).
Qualified for Euro-2019, which will be held in Armenia from July 14 to 27, will receive only the group winner.
After today’s workout, head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko approved the final list of players who will be able to take part in the qualifying matches for Euro 2020.
Note that not went to Lisbon, Viktor Kovalenko and Vladimir Shepelev. But flew to Portugal Artem Kravets, who started training.
At 16:30 Charter with the players of the national team of Ukraine on Board headed for Lisbon. In the evening in the hotel “Epic Sana” players waiting for theory lesson.
The National Team Of Ukraine
The players of the national team of Ukraine began preparation for the start of the qualifying tournament of Euro-2020.
Yesterday the players held in Kiev on NSK “Olympic” training session. And already on March 22 in Lisbon will be the first match of group b, in which the players of the Ukrainian team will play against the Champions of Europe the national team of Portugal. For the Portuguese fielded Cristiano Ronaldo, against which already came up with a plan Andriy Shevchenko.
The Ukrainian players had a training session at the Olympic stadium, and then took part in an autograph session and a photo with the fans.
Midfielder of the English Manchester city Oleksandr Zinchenko pleased young fan from Kazakhstan Turganbekov Ali, who has no legs. Ali loves soccer and play together with the famous footballer was his dream come true in Kiev!
Also with the Kazakhstan fan who received the gift of the ball poster photographed by Andriy Shevchenko!
Before the start of the national team of Ukraine for UEFA Euro 2020 head coach of “yellow-blue” Andrey Shevchenko gave press-conference in Kiev and answered the journalists ‘ questions. Ukrainian coach spoke about the leader of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Against the best players in the world strategy is hard to find. We must work as a team. Should be a team game. There are slight variations to this game. Portugal is a great team. We will look for different strategies to take Ronaldo away from the goal.
Ronaldo in the match against Atletico showed that the age – it is not a hindrance. He’s skilled in the field: an excellent free-kick, he has a scoring instinct,” said Andrey.
Ukrainian team will meet with Portugal on March 22 and Luxembourg on March 25.
As previously reported Znayu Junior Moraes joined the national team of Ukraine.