Ukraine national football team

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Ukraine
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Головна команда (The Main Team)
Жовто-Сині (The Yellow and Blue)
AssociationUkrainian Association of Football (UAF)
Українська Асоціація Футболу
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAndriy Shevchenko[1]
CaptainAndriy Pyatov
Most capsAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (144)
Top scorerAndriy Shevchenko (48)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeUKR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 22 Increase 3 (24 October 2019)[2]
Highest11 (February 2007)
Lowest132 (September 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 18 Increase 2 (18 October 2019)[3]
Highest14 (November 2010)
Lowest69 (29 March 1995)
First international
 Ukraine 1–3 Hungary 
(Uzhhorod, Ukraine; 29 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Ukraine 9–0 San Marino 
(Lviv, Ukraine; 6 September 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Croatia 4–0 Ukraine 
(Zagreb, Croatia; 25 March 1995)
 Spain 4–0 Ukraine 
(Leipzig, Germany; 14 June 2006)
 Czech Republic 4–0 Ukraine 
(Prague, Czech Republic; 6 September 2011)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2006)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2006)
European Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best resultGroup stage (2012, 2016)

The Ukraine national football team (Ukrainian: збірна України з футболу) represents Ukraine in international football matches and is controlled by the Ukrainian Association of Football, the governing body for football in Ukraine. Ukraine's home ground is the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv.[4]

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.[5]

As the host nation, Ukraine automatically qualified for UEFA Euro 2012.[5] 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 five play-off appearances that it managed to win such a tie, previously having been unsuccessful in the play-off ties for the 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 achieve the same level of achievement. While Ukrainian senior side managed to enter to quarter-finals of 2006 FIFA World Cup, the team had failed in Euro 2012 and 2016, and never returned to World Cup since.

History[edit]

Pre-independence (1925–1935)[edit]

Officially the national team of Ukraine, the national team was formed in the early 1990s and shortly after was recognized internationally. It is not widely known, however, that Ukraine previously had a national team in 1925–1935.[6][7] Just like the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic had its own national team.

The earliest record of games it played can be traced back to August 1928. A championship among the national teams of the Soviet republics as well as the Moscow city team was planned to take place in Moscow. Just before the tournament started, the Ukraine national team played two exhibition games against the Red Sports Federation team from Uruguay, one in Kharkiv (lost 1–2) and the other in Moscow (won 3–2). At the All-Soviet tournament, Ukraine played three games and reached the final where it lost to Moscow 0–1. Along the way, Ukraine managed to defeat the national teams of Belarus and Transcaucasus.

In 1929, Ukraine beat the team of Lower Austria in an exhibition match in Kharkiv, recording a score of 4–1.

In 1931, Ukraine participated in another All-Soviet championship in Moscow. It played only one game, starting from the semifinals. Ukraine lost to the national team of Transcaucasus 0–3 and was eliminated.

In 1986, Ukraine became a winner of association football tournament of the Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR that was hosted in Ukraine when in final it beat the team of Uzbekistan (Uzbek SSR).

Official formation[edit]

Prior to Independence in 1991, Ukrainian players represented the Soviet Union national team. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Russia took the place of the Soviet Union national team in the qualifying tournament for the 1994 World Cup. The national team of Ukraine did not manage to enter the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (the draw for the qualification was held on 8 December 1991,[8] before Ukraine joined FIFA). Meanwhile, some of the best Ukrainian players of the beginning of the 1990s (including Andrei Kanchelskis, Viktor Onopko, Sergei Yuran, Yuriy Nikiforov, Ilya Tsymbalar and Oleg Salenko) chose to play for Russia, as it was named the official successor of the Soviet Union.[9] At that time Vyacheslav Koloskov was the only top official from the former Soviet Union and later the Russian Federation who served as a vice-president of UEFA in 1980–1996 and represented all of members of the Soviet Union and later the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Valeriy Lobanovskyi, was Head Coach of the National Team in 1979 and between 2001 and 2002

The Soviet Union's five-year UEFA coefficient, despite being earned in part by Ukrainian players (for example, in the final of the last successful event, Euro 1988, under the direction of Valery Lobanovsky, 7 out of starting 11 players were Ukrainians[10]), were transferred to the direct descendant of the Soviet national team – the Russia national team. As a result, a crisis was created for both the national team and the domestic league. When Ukraine returned to international football in late 1994, it did so as absolute beginners.

Another reason for the occurred harsh crisis in the Ukrainian football was lack of adequate funding of teams.[9] This is understandable in terms of the general economic crisis that has affected all of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.[9] Yet even in contrast with Russia, the Ukrainian teams looked very poor.[9] However, there also was a reverse influx of some top class players.[9] Viktor Leonenko agreed on transfer from Dynamo Moscow to Dynamo Kiev.[9] The Russian club did not want to release him, but Leonenko did not want to continue to play in Moscow.[9] During his first six months in Kiev Viktor was forced to miss due to the FIFA disqualification.[9]

In the following years, the Ukrainian team improved, showcasing talents like Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Serhiy Rebrov and Oleksandr Shovkovskiy. Ukraine, however, failed to qualify for any major tournaments prior to 2006.

First official games (Prokopenko)[edit]

Soon after being accepted to FIFA and UEFA as a full member in 1992, Ukraine started its preparation for its first game. At first the head coach of the team was planned to be Valeriy Lobanovskyi, but at that time he had a current contract with the United Arab Emirates. Thus, the first manager of the team had to be chosen among members of a coaching council which consisted of Anatoliy Puzach (manager of Dynamo Kyiv), Yevhen Kucherevskyi (FC Dnipro), Yevhen Lemeshko (Torpedo Zaporizhya), Yukhym Shkolnykov (Bukovyna Chernivtsi) and Viktor Prokopenko (Chornomorets Odesa). Later, they were joined by a native of Donetsk Valeriy Yaremchenko (Shakhtar Donetsk). At the end a circle of candidates narrowed down only to three names: Puzach, Yaremchenko and Prokopenko, the latter who eventually became the head coach.

Viktor Prokopenko, the first manager of national team

For the first game of the team it was agreed to play against Hungary on 22 April 1992 in Kiev at the Republican Stadium. Due to financial issues, however, it was rearranged to 29 April and moved to the border with Hungary in Uzhhorod at the Avanhard Stadium. There was almost no preparation to the game as all "pioneers" gathered in Kiev on 27 April and the next day flew out to Uzhhorod. At the same time, the opponent, while failing to qualify for the Euro 1992, was preparing for 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification. Ukraine at that time failed to be accepted for the qualification cycle.

Unlike the Hungarian squad, players of which played alongside before and were coached by the European Cup-winning coach Emerich Jenei, the Ukrainian team lost some its better and experienced players to the CIS national football team that was playing its own friendly against the England national football team in Moscow.[11] Among those were Andrei Kanchelskis, Volodymyr Lyutyi, Sergei Yuran, Viktor Onopko, Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko and Akhrik Tsveiba (the last two would later represent Ukraine). For the game against Hungary, only Ivan Hetsko and Oleh Luzhny had previous experience of playing at international level; other players had only played for the Soviet Olympic football team, while Serhiy Kovalets played for Ukraine at the Spartakiad of People of the USSR in 1986.

The first home game was lost 1-3 with Ivan Hetsko becoming the first goalscorer in the history of national team. During the summer of 1992 Prokopenko's team played two more away games on 27 June against the United States (0-0) and on 26 August against Hungary (1-2). After the second loss to Hungary Prokopenko resigned. Leading in its game against Hungary, Ukraine conceded two goals in the final 10 minutes.

To the scheduled against Belarus in Minsk in the fall, Ukraine had left with Prokopenko's assistants Mykola Pavlov and Leonid Tkachenko. At the Dinamo Stadium, Ukraine managed to salvage a game by tying one a piece with a goal from Yuriy Maksymov.

Euro 96 qualification (Bazylevych)[edit]

During a winter intermission, Ukraine that already suffered from lack of good players lost two promising young footballers Stepan Betsa and Oleksiy Sasko who perished in a car accident. Without able to secure a contract with Valeriy Lobanovsky, Ukraine appointed another head coach, former forward of Dynamo Kyiv Oleh Bazylevych. With the national team he made his debut in the spring of 1993 in Odessa in a friendly against Israel. In the expected win, the game again was saved just 10 minutes before it ended by Serhiy Konovalov with a score of 1-1. Less than a month later Ukraine finally celebrated its first victory in Vilnius in an away friendly against Lithuania winning 1-2 (goals scored by Viktor Leonenko and Dmytro Mykhaylenko). During the summer Ukraine played one away game against Croatia which spoiled the recent success with a 3-1 defeat. One of the goals for Croatia in the game was scored by Davor Šuker, for Ukraine the first goal was scored Andriy Husin. In October 1993 Ukraine went on its first tour to the United States where it played three games against the US and Mexico. In San Diego, the game against Mexico, which Ukraine lost 1-2, was attended by over 50,000 spectators. During the winter break Ukraine found out that it was seeded in the Group 4 of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualification.

In March 1994, Ukraine paid Israel a visit, but lost the game with a single penalty kick. Next there was a home game against Belarus where Ukraine finally won with confidence (3-1), even though trailing 1-0 at the half. Just before its first official game at international competition which was scheduled to be played with Lithuania at home, Ukraine played couple of away games against Bulgaria and the United Arab Emirates which both ended with 1-1 tie. Another tour was scheduled right after the game with Lithuania to Korea, the national team of which was coached by a native of Kiev Anatoliy Byshovets. The opening game against Lithuania, considering the last year away victory, was expected to end positively for Ukraine. However, on 7 September 1994 at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium Ukraine was completely stunned by Lithuania with a 0-2 defeat.[12] Both goals were yielded with a couple of minutes apart in the mid of the second half and the main troublemaker for Ukraine became Valdas Ivanauskas who at time was a forward in Hamburger SV. For Korea the national team left without Bazylevych and led by his assistants whom were Mykola Pavlov and Vladimir Muntyan. With Korea, Ukraine played two games and lost both. A week later it returned home. On 20 September 1994 Oleh Bazylevych was highly criticized at the federation's coaching meeting and the final decision about his future at the team was decided to obtain at the next meeting of the FFU Executive Committee a few days later.[13] However, the next day Bazylevych resigned accusing Bannikov of being tactless. On 24 September 1994 the Football Federation of Ukraine appointed Yozhef Sabo as an acting head coach until the end of the year.

Yozhef Sabo served as one of temporary managers until appointed of Lobanovsky

Following the change of coach, the national team did not improve right away. The next game at home Ukraine tied with Slovenia 0-0.[14] After missing to obtain its first victory again, Ukraine rolled down to bottom of the tournament table just above Estonia. The next game was in mid-November at home against the same Estonian team and Ukraine had to win to keep any hopes in the qualification tournament. The Estonians, who were unable to field its best team, hoped to repeat the Slovenian effort a month before.[15] Ukraine managed to overcome their defense, finally obtaining its first victory, which was 3-0. Serhiy Konovalov became the author of the first goal in official tournament games for the national team. The team finished the year fourth in the table with main games yet ahead. Right after the game with Estonia, Sabo left his post and the Federation had to choose a new coach.[16] On 5 January 1995 FFU confirmed Anatoliy Konkov as the new head coach.

Oleg Blokhin, head coach at the first World Cub 2006 participation

In order to save situation and prepare for upcoming games against Italy and Croatia, Konkov conducted training camp at a sports base in Stubenberg, Styria near the Castle (Schloss) Schielleiten in 16 to 23 March 1995. According to the new head coach the set program of training camp was accomplished successfully. Following the training the national team travel to Zagreb by bus and after the game with Croatia it planned to fly out to Kiev where on March 29 had to host the three times World champions, Italy. Its first test against Adriatic nations, the Ukrainian team lost 0-4 at Maksimir and 0-2 at Olimpiyskiy (then Respublikanskiy).[17]

2006 FIFA World Cup[edit]

After an unsuccessful Euro 2004 qualifying campaign, Ukraine appointed Oleg Blokhin as the national team's head coach. Despite initial skepticism about his appointment due to his previous somewhat undistinguished coaching record and general public calls for a foreign coach, Ukraine went on to qualify for their first-ever FIFA World Cup on 3 September 2005 after drawing 1–1 against Georgia in Tbilisi. In their first World Cup, in 2006, they were in the Group H together with Spain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. After losing 0–4 in the first match against Spain, the Ukrainians beat their other two opponents to reach the knock-out stage.

Ukraine national football team in 2012

In the round of 16, Ukraine played against the winner of Group G, Switzerland, who they beat on penalties. In the quarter-finals, they were beaten 0–3 by eventual champions Italy.

UEFA Euro 2012[edit]

As co-hosts, Ukraine qualified automatically for Euro 2012,[5] marking their debut in the UEFA European Championship. In their opening game against Sweden, Ukraine won 2–1 in Kiev. Despite the team's efforts, however, Ukraine was eliminated after a 0–2 loss to France and a 0–1 loss to England, both in Donetsk.

2014 World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 England 10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 22 Qualification to 2014 FIFA World Cup 1–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 5–0
 Ukraine 10 6 3 1 28 4 +24 21 Advance to second round 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 9–0
 Montenegro 10 4 3 3 18 17 +1 15 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–5 3–0
 Poland 10 3 4 3 18 12 +6 13 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 5–0
 Moldova 10 3 2 5 12 17 −5 11 0–5 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–0
 San Marino 10 0 0 10 1 54 −53 0 0–8 0–8 0–6 1–5 0–2

Euro 2016[edit]

Ukraine national football team in 2015

For the Euro 2016 qualifying round, Ukraine were drawn against Spain, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg. The Zbirna was expected to qualify for the tournament as runners-up of the group behind Spain but, despite having won all of their games against Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg, the Ukrainians finished third due to a lack of finishing during the top matches against Spain and Slovakia. They therefore had to face Slovenia in the play-off route and succeeded in taking revenge over the team which eliminated Ukraine at the same stage in 1999. They recorded a 2–0 win at Lviv before catching the 1–1 draw at the very end of the second game.

Ukraine convincingly won all of their preparation friendlies against Cyprus, Wales, Romania and Albania. At club level, FC Dnipro had recently reached the UEFA Europa League final in 2015, while Shakhtar Donetsk had progressed to the semi-finals one year later, as the Ukrainian clubs succeeded in sending one participant to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League two times in a row. Having been drawn against world champions Germany, Slavic neighbors Poland and first-time Euro competitors Northern Ireland, the Ukrainian team was expected to advance at least to the next round.

The tournament, however, turned into a surprising nightmare. Ukraine lost all of their three games, becoming the only participant in such a case and the first team to exit the tournament, also failing to score a single goal. The Ukrainians started against Germany and were beaten despite good resistance and great chances during an entertaining first half. They came close to levelling the score but were unable to deliver the final end product and were hit by Germany on the counterattack at the very end of the game. Despite a 2–0 loss, it appeared that they would prove to be a stubborn opposition for their opponents. This game was followed by a dreadful and disastrous second 2–0 loss against Northern Ireland where a goal was again conceded at injury time. The Ukrainian media mainly criticized the coach Mykhaylo Fomenko's perceived inadequate psychological preparation of the squad as much as predictable tactics which were judged as easy to break down. Ukrainians stars Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka's under-performance was also mentioned. Ukraine were the first team eliminated from the competition at this point and lost 1–0 in their last game to Poland.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I[edit]

Ukraine started off with a home draw to eventual group leaders Iceland and an away draw to Turkey. This was followed by two home wins, 3-0 against Kosovo and 1-0 against Finland. Despite a 1-0 away loss to Croatia, they beat Finland 1-2 away and Turkey 2-0 at home. This was followed by a 2-0 away loss to Iceland and a 0-2 away win against Kosovo. Going to the last game, Ukraine stood a strong chance of qualifying for the tournament, but after a 0-2 home loss to Croatia, they failed to qualify for the play-offs for their first time.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iceland 10 7 1 2 16 7 +9 22 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0
2  Croatia 10 6 2 2 15 4 +11 20 Advance to second round 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
3  Ukraine 10 5 2 3 13 9 +4 17 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 3–0
4  Turkey 10 4 3 3 14 13 +1 15 0–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0
5  Finland 10 2 3 5 9 13 −4 9 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 1–1
6  Kosovo 10 0 1 9 3 24 −21 1 1–2 0–6 0–2 1–4 0–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

2018–19 UEFA Nations League[edit]

Ukraine was drawn with the Czech Republic and Slovakia in League B. They beat the Czech Republic 1-2 away and Slovakia 1-0 at home, before earning a promotion with a 1-0 home win to the Czech Republic, before ending with a heavy 4-1 away loss to Slovakia.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a] Ukraine Czech Republic Slovakia
1  Ukraine 4 3 0 1 5 5 0 9 Promotion to League A 1–0 1–0
2  Czech Republic 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 6 1–2 1–0
3  Slovakia 4 1 0 3 5 5 0 3 4–1 1–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, no teams were eventually relegated.

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying – UEFA Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Ukraine Portugal Serbia Luxembourg Lithuania
1  Ukraine (Q) 7 6 1 0 15 2 +13 19 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–0
2  Portugal (X) 6 3 2 1 14 6 +8 11 0–0 1–1 3–0 14 Nov
3  Serbia (X) 6 3 1 2 12 13 −1 10 17 Nov 2–4 14 Nov 4–1
4  Luxembourg (Y) 6 1 1 4 5 11 −6 4 1–2 17 Nov 1–3 2–1
5  Lithuania (E) 7 0 1 6 5 19 −14 1 0–3 1–5 1–2 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 October 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (X) Assured of at least play-offs; (Y) Cannot qualify directly, but may still advance to play-offs.

Stadiums[edit]

The most important matches of the Ukrainian national team are held in Kyiv's Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, also home of Dynamo Kyiv. New infrastructure and stadiums were built in preparation for Euro 2012, and other venues include stadiums in the cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa. The alternative stadiums are: Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv), Arena Lviv (Lviv), Dnipro-Arena (Dnipro), and Chornomorets Stadium (Odessa).

During the Soviet time era (before 1991), only two stadiums in Ukraine were used in official games, the Olimpiysky NSC in Kiev (known then as Republican Stadium) and the Lokomotiv Stadium in Simferopol.

Recent and forthcoming matches[edit]

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

Player records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Andriy Shevchenko being honored by UEFA in 2011 for their 100th cap. They are the first and second most capped players in the history of Ukraine.
Andriy Shevchenko is the top scorer in the history of Ukraine with 48 goals.

As of 14 October 2019[a]
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 2000–2016 144 4
2 Andriy Shevchenko 1995–2012 111 48
3 Ruslan Rotan 2003–2018 100 8
4 Oleh Husyev 2003–2016 98 13
5 Andriy Pyatov 2007– 92 0
Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 1994–2012 92 0
7 Yevhen Konoplyanka 2010– 85 21
8 Andriy Yarmolenko 2009– 84 37
9 Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2006 75 15
10 Andriy Voronin 2002–2012 74 8

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 14 October 2019

# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Andriy Shevchenko 1995–2012 48 111 0.43
2 Andriy Yarmolenko 2009– 37 84 0.44
3 Yevhen Konoplyanka 2010– 21 85 0.25
4 Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2006 15 75 0.2
5 Oleh Husyev 2003–2016 13 98 0.13
6 Serhiy Nazarenko 2003–2012 12 56 0.21
7 Yevhen Seleznyov 2008–2018 11 58 0.19
8 Andriy Vorobey 2000–2008 9 68 0.13
Andriy Husin 1993–2006 9 71 0.13
10 Tymerlan Huseynov 1993–1997 8 14 0.57
Artem Kravets 2011– 8 23 0.35
Artem Milevskiy 2006–2012 8 50 0.16
Andriy Voronin 2002–2012 8 74 0.11
Ruslan Rotan 2003–2018 8 100 0.08

Top goalkeepers[edit]

As of 14 October 2019

# Player Career Games Wins GA GAA
1 Andriy Pyatov 2007– 92 47 68 0.739
Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 1994–2012 92 38 80 0.87
3 Oleh Suslov 1994–1997 12 7 15 1.25
4 Vitaliy Reva 2001–2003 9 3 10 1.111
5 Andriy Dykan 2010–2012 8 5 11 1.375
Maksym Levytskyi 2000–2002 8 1 10 1.25
7 Dmytro Tyapushkin 1994–1995 7 1 11 1.571
8 Valeriy Vorobyov 1994–1999 6 3 2 0.333
Denys Boyko 2014– 6 3 6 1
10 Dmytro Shutkov 1993–2003 5 2 4 0.8
Vyacheslav Kernozenko 2000–2008 5 2 8 1.6

Captains[edit]

As of 14 October 2019[21]

# Player Career Captain Caps Total Caps
1 Andriy Shevchenko 1995–2012 58 111
2 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 2000–2016 41 144
3 Oleh Luzhny 1992–2003 39 52
4 Ruslan Rotan 2003–2018 24 100
5 Andriy Pyatov 2007– 15 92
6 Yuriy Kalitvintsev 1995–1999 13 22
Oleksandr Holovko 1995–2004 13 58
8 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 1994–2012 12 92
9 Oleksandr Kucher 2006–2017 8 57
10 Yevhen Konoplyanka 2010– 5 85

Managers[edit]

Last updated on 14 October 2019.[22]

Manager Nation Ukraine career Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Qualifying cycle Final tour
Viktor Prokopenko Ukraine 1992 3 0 1 2 2 5 0
Mykola Pavlov (caretaker) Ukraine 1992 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
Oleh Bazylevych Ukraine 1993–1994 11 4 3 4 13 14 36.36 1996
Mykola Pavlov (caretaker) Ukraine 1994 2 0 0 2 0 3 0
Yozhef Sabo Ukraine 1994 2 1 1 0 3 0 50 1996
Anatoliy Konkov Ukraine 1995 7 3 0 4 8 13 42.86 1996
Yozhef Sabo Ukraine 1996–1999 32 15 11 6 44 26 46.88 1998, 2000
Valeriy Lobanovskyi Ukraine 2000–2001 18 6 7 5 20 20 33.33 2002
Leonid Buryak Ukraine 2002–2003 19 5 6 8 18 23 26.32 2004
Oleg Blokhin Ukraine 2003–2007 46 21 14 11 65 40 45.65 2006, 2008 2006
Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko Ukraine 2008–2009 21 12 5 4 31 16 57.14 2010
Myron Markevych[23] Ukraine 2010 4 3 1 0 9 3 75
Yuriy Kalytvyntsev (caretaker)[24] Ukraine 2010–2011 8 1 5 2 10 13 12.5
Oleg Blokhin[25] Ukraine 2011–2012 18 7 3 8 27 28 38.89 2014 2012
Andriy Bal (caretaker)[26] Ukraine 2012 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 2014
Oleksandr Zavarov (caretaker) Ukraine 2012 1 1 0 0 1 0 100
Mykhaylo Fomenko[27] Ukraine 2012–2016 37 24 6 7 67 22 64.86 2014, 2016 2016
Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine 2016– 31 18 8 5 47 24 58.06 2018, 2020

Coaching staff[edit]

Currently approved:

Head coach Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
Assistant coach Italy Mauro Tassotti
Assistant coach Italy Andrea Maldera
Assistant coach Ukraine Oleksandr Shovkovskiy
Observer Ukraine Volodymyr Onyshchenko
Goalkeeping coach Spain Pedro Luis Jaro
Fitness coach Ukraine Ivan Bashtovyi

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for a friendly match against  Estonia and an UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against  Serbia on 14 and 17 November 2019 respectively.[28]
Players' records are accurate as of 14 October 2019 after the match against Portugal.[29][30]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Andriy Pyatov (Captain) (1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 (age 35) 92 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
23 1GK Andriy Lunin (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 20) 4 0 Spain Valladolid
1 1GK Yuriy Pankiv (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 35) 0 0 Ukraine Oleksandriya

21 2DF Oleksandr Karavayev (1992-06-02) 2 June 1992 (age 27) 24 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
22 2DF Mykola Matviyenko (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 23) 24 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
4 2DF Serhiy Kryvtsov (1991-03-15) 15 March 1991 (age 28) 15 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
2 2DF Eduard Sobol (1995-04-20) 20 April 1995 (age 24) 13 0 Belgium Club Brugge
16 2DF Vitaliy Mykolenko (1999-05-29) 29 May 1999 (age 20) 7 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
19 2DF Serhiy Bolbat (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 26) 4 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3 2DF Ihor Plastun (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 29) 3 0 Belgium Gent
13 2DF Artem Shabanov (1992-03-07) 7 March 1992 (age 27) 1 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv

10 3MF Yevhen Konoplyanka (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 30) 85 21 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
7 3MF Andriy Yarmolenko (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 30) 84 37 England West Ham United
8 3MF Ruslan Malinovskyi (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 26) 26 5 Italy Atalanta
5 3MF Serhiy Sydorchuk (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 28) 26 2 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
20 3MF Viktor Kovalenko (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 23) 24 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Roman Bezus (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 29) 21 4 Belgium Gent
15 3MF Viktor Tsyhankov (1997-11-15) 15 November 1997 (age 21) 18 3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
14 3MF Vitaliy Buyalskyi (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 26) 7 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
13 3MF Yevhen Shakhov (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 28) 5 1 Italy Lecce
6 3MF Volodymyr Shepelyev (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Marian Shved (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Scotland Celtic
3MF Dmytro Ivanisenya (1994-01-11) 11 January 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk

9 4FW Roman Yaremchuk (1995-11-27) 27 November 1995 (age 23) 11 4 Belgium Gent
4FW Artem Besyedin (1996-03-31) 31 March 1996 (age 23) 11 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.[31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Denys Boyko INJ (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 31) 6 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v.  Lithuania, 11 October 2019 WD

DF Mykyta Burda INJ (1995-04-24) 24 April 1995 (age 24) 8 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v.  Lithuania, 11 October 2019 WD
DF Bohdan Butko (1991-01-13) 13 January 1991 (age 28) 33 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Luxembourg, 10 June 2019 WD
DF Vasyl Kravets (1997-08-20) 20 August 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Spain Leganés v.  Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE
DF Oleksandr Svatok (1994-09-27) 27 September 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Croatia Hajduk Split v.  Turkey, 20 November 2018

MF Oleksandr Zinchenko INJ (1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 22) 31 4 England Manchester City v.  Estonia, 14 November 2019 WD
MF Marlos INJ (1988-06-07) 7 June 1988 (age 31) 16 1 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Estonia, 14 November 2019 WD
MF Taras Stepanenko SUS (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 30) 57 3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Portugal, 14 October 2019
MF Mykola Shaparenko (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 21) 4 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v.  Lithuania, 7 September 2019 ALT
MF Ivan Petryak (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 25) 5 0 Hungary MOL Vidi v.  Serbia, 7 June 2019 PRE
MF Yevhenii Makarenko INJ (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 28) 4 0 Belgium Anderlecht v.  Turkey, 20 November 2018

FW Júnior Moraes INJ (1987-04-04) 4 April 1987 (age 32) 5 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Estonia, 14 November 2019 WD
FW Artem Kravets INJ (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 30) 23 8 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Luxembourg, 10 June 2019
FW Roman Zozulya (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 (age 29) 32 4 Spain Albacete v.  Portugal, 22 March 2019 ALT
FW Andriy Boryachuk (1996-04-23) 23 April 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Turkey, 20 November 2018
FW Vladyslav Kulach (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Hungary Honvéd v.  Slovakia, 16 November 2018 ALT

Notes:

  • INJ = Injured.
  • WD = Withdrew.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.
  • RET = Retired from the national team.
  • SUS = Suspended for the next match.
  • U21 = Joined the Ukraine national under-21 team instead.
  • ALT = Alternate - replaces a member of the squad in case of injury/unavailability

Previous squads[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
as Part of  Soviet Union as Part of  Soviet Union
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934 1934
France 1938 1938
Brazil 1950 1950
Switzerland 1954 1954
Sweden 1958 Quarter-finals 6th 5 2 1 2 5 6 4 3 0 1 16 3 1958
Chile 1962 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 9 7 4 4 0 0 11 3 1962
England 1966 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 10 6 6 5 0 1 19 6 1966
Mexico 1970 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 2 4 3 1 0 8 1 1970
West Germany 1974 Withdrew[39] 4 3 0 1 5 2 1974
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 5 3 1978
Spain 1982 Second group stage 7th 5 2 2 1 7 4 8 6 2 0 20 2 1982
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 10th 4 2 1 1 12 5 8 4 2 2 13 8 1986
Italy 1990 Group stage 17th 3 1 0 2 4 4 8 4 3 1 11 4 1990
as  Ukraine as Part of  Soviet Union
United States 1994 FIFA member from 1992. Not admitted to the tournament.[b] FIFA member from 1992. Not admitted to the tournament.[b]
France 1998 Did not qualify as  Ukraine
12 6 3 3 11 9
South Korea Japan 2002 12 4 6 2 15 13
Germany 2006 Quarter-finals 8th 5 2 1 2 5 7 12 7 4 1 18 7
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 12 6 4 2 21 7
Brazil 2014 12 7 3 2 30 7
Russia 2018 10 5 2 3 13 9
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total Quarter-finals 1/7 5 2 1 2 5 7 70 35 22 13 108 52
* Denotes draws include knock-out matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place  

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
as Part of  Soviet Union as Part of  Soviet Union
France 1960 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 1960
Spain 1964 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 2 4 2 2 0 7 3 1964
Italy 1968 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 1 1 0 2 8 6 0 2 19 8 1968
Belgium 1972 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 1 3 8 5 3 0 16 4 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 Did not qualify 8 4 1 3 12 10 1976
Italy 1980 6 1 3 2 7 8 1980
France 1984 6 4 1 1 11 2 1984
West Germany 1988 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 7 4 8 5 3 0 14 3 1988
as Part of  CIS
Sweden 1992 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 1 4 8 5 3 0 13 2 1992
as  Ukraine as  Ukraine
England 1996 Did not qualify 10 4 1 5 11 15
Belgium Netherlands 2000 12 5 6 1 16 7
Portugal 2004 8 2 4 2 11 10
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 5 2 5 18 16
Poland Ukraine 2012 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Qualified as host nation
France 2016 Group stage 24th 3 0 0 3 0 5 12 7 2 3 17 5
European Union 2020 Qualified 7 6 1 0 15 2
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 2/6 6 1 0 5 2 9 61 29 16 16 88 55

Qualifying campaigns[edit]

FIFA World Cup UEFA European Championship
1994 – Qualifying spot not granted by FIFA 1996 – 4th in Qualifying group 4
1998 – 2nd in Qualifying group 9, lost to Croatia in play-off 2000 – 2nd in Qualifying group 4, lost to Slovenia in play-off
2002 – 2nd in Qualifying group 5, lost to Germany in play-off 2004 – 3rd in Qualifying group 6
2006 – Qualified for the tournament (1st in Qualifying group 2) 2008 – 4th in Qualifying group B
2010 – 2nd in Qualifying group 6, lost to Greece in play-off 2012 – Qualified for the tournament (as a host nation)
2014 – 2nd in Qualifying group H, lost to France in play-off 2016 – Qualified for the tournament (3rd in Qualifying group C, won over Slovenia in play-off)
2018 – 3rd in Qualifying group I 2020 – Qualified for the tournament (Winner in Qualifying group B)

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 B Group stage
Promoted
1st 4 3 0 1 5 5
2020–21 A To be determined
Total Group stage
League B
1/1 4 3 0 1 5 5

All-time team record[edit]

World Map of Ukraine's opponents (2014)

The following table shows Ukraine's all-time international record, correct as of 14 October 2019.[41]

Key
Positive balance (more wins)
Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative balance (more losses)
Against Confederation Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania UEFA 6 5 1 0 13 4 +9
 Andorra UEFA 4 4 0 0 17 0 +17
 Armenia UEFA 8 5 3 0 17 8 +9
 Austria UEFA 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
 Azerbaijan UEFA 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6
 Belarus UEFA 9 5 3 1 12 5 +7
 Brazil CONMEBOL 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Bulgaria UEFA 5 3 2 0 7 2 +5
 Cameroon CAF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Canada CONCACAF 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Chile CONMEBOL 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Costa Rica CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
 Croatia UEFA 9 1 3 5 5 15 −10
 Cyprus UEFA 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
 Czech Republic UEFA 4 2 1 1 3 5 −2
 Denmark UEFA 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 England UEFA 7 1 2 4 3 9 −6
 Estonia UEFA 4 4 0 0 10 0 +10
 Faroe Islands UEFA 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7
 Finland UEFA 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
 France UEFA 9 1 3 5 5 14 −9
 Georgia UEFA 9 6 3 0 16 6 +10
 Germany UEFA 6 0 3 3 5 12 −7
 Greece UEFA 6 2 2 2 4 3 +1
 Hungary UEFA 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
 Iceland UEFA 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1
 Iran AFC 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Israel UEFA 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2
 Italy UEFA 8 0 2 6 3 15 −12
 Japan AFC 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1
 Kazakhstan UEFA 4 4 0 0 9 3 +6
 Kosovo UEFA 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5
 Latvia UEFA 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 Lithuania UEFA 10 7 1 2 20 8 +12
 Libya CAF 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3
 Luxembourg UEFA 5 5 0 0 12 1 +11
 Malta UEFA 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Mexico CONCACAF 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Moldova UEFA 5 3 2 0 6 3 +3
 Montenegro UEFA 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3
 Morocco CAF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Netherlands UEFA 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
 Niger CAF 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Nigeria CAF 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Northern Ireland UEFA 5 2 2 1 3 3 0
 North Macedonia UEFA 4 2 1 1 3 1 +2
 Norway UEFA 5 4 1 0 5 0 +5
 Poland UEFA 8 3 2 3 9 9 0
 Portugal UEFA 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1
 Romania UEFA 6 2 1 3 10 14 −4
 Russia UEFA 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
 San Marino UEFA 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17
 Saudi Arabia AFC 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4
 South Korea AFC 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3
 Scotland UEFA 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
 Serbia UEFA 6 6 0 0 14 1 +13
 Slovakia UEFA 8 3 3 2 9 10 –1
 Slovenia UEFA 6 1 3 2 7 7 0
 Spain UEFA 5 0 1 4 3 10 −7
  Switzerland UEFA 2 1 1 0 2 2 0
 Sweden UEFA 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1
 Tunisia CAF 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Turkey UEFA 9 2 3 4 9 11 −2
 United Arab Emirates AFC 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 United States CONCACAF 4 3 1 0 5 1 +4
 Uruguay CONMEBOL 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1
 Uzbekistan AFC 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3
 Wales UEFA 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2
Total 5/6 250 121 65 64 355 233 +122

Home venues record[edit]

Since Ukraine's first fixture (29 April 1992 vs. Hungary) they have played their home games at 11 different stadiums.

Venue City Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Points per game
Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex Kyiv 58 28 19 11 84 48 1.78
Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium Kyiv 20 13 5 2 38 15 2.2
Arena Lviv Lviv 12 10 2 0 30 4 2.67
Metalist Oblast Sports Complex Kharkiv 11 6 1 4 16 8 1.73
Ukraina Stadium Lviv 6 6 0 0 14 5 3
Chornomorets Stadium Odesa 5 4 1 0 6 2 2.6
Donbass Arena Donetsk 5 0 1 4 2 9 0.2
Dnipro-Arena Dnipro 3 2 1 0 4 2 2.33
Shakhtar Stadium Donetsk 2 0 1 1 0 2 0.5
Meteor Stadium Dnipro 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Avanhard Stadium Uzhhorod 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
Totals 124 69 32 23 197 100 1.93
Last updated: 14 October 2019. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.

FIFA Ranking history[edit]

[42]

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
90 77 71 59 49 47 27 34 45 45 60 57 40 13 30 15 22 34 55 47 18 25 29 30 35

Kits and sponsors[edit]

Kit history and evolution[edit]

On 29 March 2010, Ukraine debuted a new Adidas kit.[43] This replaced the Adidas kit with a yellow base and the traditional Adidas three stripe with a snake sash which was used in 2009.[44] Prior to 5 February 2009 Ukraine wore a Lotto kit. In 2009 the official team kit was produced by German company Adidas which has a contract with the Ukrainian team until 31 December 2016. Joma manufactured the kits starting from the year 2017 for the match against Croatia on March 24, 2017.[45]

Former crest.

Sponsors[edit]

Marketing for the Football Federation of Ukraine is conducted by the Ukraine Football International (UFI).

Former title and general sponsors included Ukrtelecom and Kyivstar.[49]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Here also included players, who capped in the match against Malta national football team on 6 June 2017, where were used a 10 substitutions (Law 03: 2. Number of substitutions: "In national “A” team matches, up to a maximum of six substitutes may be used"). For these reasons the match isn't recognised by FIFA, but is listed as an official match by the Ukrainian Association of Football.[18][19][20]
  2. ^ a b FIFA adopted a decision not to allow to participate in the 1994 FIFA World Cup the national teams of those former Soviet republic that did not participate in the qualification draw on 8 December 1991.[9] A proposition of Ukraine to arrange a separate tournament for all successors of the Soviet Union and supported by Georgia and Armenia was blocked by Russia.[40]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ NSK Olimpiysky, Ukrainian Soccer Portal
  5. ^ a b c uefa.com. "Member associations - Ukraine - Profile – UEFA.com". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ The Ukrainian Football National Team of 1925–1935 (in Ukrainian)
  7. ^ Ukrainian Soccer History website (in Ukrainian)
  8. ^ New York Times, 8 December 1991, Nations Lining Up for the Big Drawing
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i At the crossing (На переправе). Kopanyi myach.
  10. ^ "RSSSF European Championship 1988 – Final Tournament – Full Details". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  11. ^ 1992 season of the Russian national football tean. Rusteam.permian.ru
  12. ^ In captivity of emotions and ambitions (В плену у эмоций и амбиций). Fanat (from Komanda newspaper).
  13. ^ From Korea - empty-handed ("supping unsalted") (Из Кореи - не солоно хлебавши). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
  14. ^ Slovenians surprised and got surprised (Словенцы удивили и удивились). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat).
  15. ^ Premature compliments (Преждевременные комплименты). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
  16. ^ Hopes are new, yet result is erstwhile (Надежды новые, результат прежний). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
  17. ^ To make [necessary conclusions and [continue] to work (Сделать выводы и работать)]. Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
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  25. ^ Ukraine appoint Blokhin, Sky Sports (21 April 2011)
  26. ^ Андрій Баль призначений в.о. головного тренера збірної України (Andriy Bal is appointed acting head coach of the Ukrainian national team), www.ua-football.com (6 October 2012)
  27. ^ Ukraine's football federation taps Fomenko to coach national team, Kyiv Post (26 December 2012)
  28. ^ https://ffu.ua/article/37638
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  34. ^ http://ffu.org.ua/eng/teams/teams_main/16928/
  35. ^ https://en.ffu.ua/article/1965
  36. ^ https://ffu.ua/article/34473
  37. ^ https://ffu.ua/article/35158
  38. ^ https://ffu.ua/article/36571
  39. ^ Refused to play the return leg of a play-off in Chile in the aftermath of that country's 1973 military coup
  40. ^ We hacked window to America (Прорубили окно в Америку). Komanda newspaper (by Fanat)
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  47. ^ "Article-news at epicentrk.com.ua".
  48. ^ Presentation of new sponsors in 2013 on YouTube. Youtube channel of FFU.
  49. ^ источники, Внешние. "Спонсори збірної України, їх статуси і класифікація".

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