Team analysis

Ukraine

Ukraine

Ukraine team photo
No.PlayerBornPos.GREFRAAUTGSClub
1Vadym Soldatenko28/05/1996Goalkeeper909090 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
2Olexandr Osman18/04/1996Defender 63* FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
4Mykola Matviyenko02/05/1996Defender909090 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
6Ihor Kyryukhantsev29/01/1996Defender909090 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
7Denys Arendaruk16/04/1996Forward45+ 45* FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
8Beka Vachiberadze05/03/1996Midfield9090 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
9Andriy Boryachuk23/04/1996Forward45*21+45* FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
10Viktor Kovalenko14/02/1996Midfield9090 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
11Artem Besedin31/03/1996Forward9034+9+ FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
12Oleh Mozil07/04/1996Goalkeeper
13Ivan Zotko09/07/1996Defender Elche CF (ESP)
14Valeriy Luchkevych11/01/1996Defender70*69*45+1 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
16Pavlo Lukyanchuk19/05/1996Defender909090 Varda SE (HUN)
17Oleksandr Zinchenko15/12/1996Defender909090 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
18Dmytro Klots15/04/1996Midfield70* 90 FC Karpaty Lviv (UKR)
20Viktor Tsygankov15/11/1997Midfield20+56*45+ FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
21Bogdan Mykhaylichenko21/03/1997Defender9027+90 FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
22Oleksandr Zubkov03/08/1996Forward20+9081*2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Olexandr Holovko

Coach Olexandr Holovko
06/01/72
"We were happy to qualify for the final tournament and the level was of very high quality. Sadly we were not able to realise our true potential and play the way we were capable of. It depends on the players now. If they can raise their level and don't sit on what they have achieved, then they can do it because football is progressing: it's more about speed and combativeness and we have to improve them."

Ukraine team analysis

Ukraine team analysis

• 1-4-4-2 after 1-4-2-3-1 in opener v Greece; two screening midfielders
• Emphasis on high-tempo, neat combinations with one or two-touch passing
• Fast defence-to-attack transitions with dangerous collective counters
• Diagonal switches of play to fast-running wide midfielders or full-back
• Kovalenko the playmaker / leader; Zubkov pace and power across front line
• High level of technique, reading of game, dangerous set plays
• Good athletic condition, variety of attacking options, long-range shooting