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Czech Republic and Ukraine resume contest

Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 17.47CET
The Czech Republic and Ukraine meet again in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group B opener, with memories of a 2007 U17 fixture still fresh for some players.
Czech Republic and Ukraine resume contest
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Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 17.47CET

Czech Republic and Ukraine resume contest

The Czech Republic and Ukraine meet again in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group B opener, with memories of a 2007 U17 fixture still fresh for some players.

The Czech Republic and Ukraine meet again in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group B opener with memories of a 2007 fixture at U17 level still fresh for some players.

• The nations were drawn together in qualifying for the 2009 U21 finals; the Czechs won 2-0 in Ukraine in 2007 but lost the return fixture 1-0 the following year.

• A youthful Ukraine side lost 2-1 against the Czech Republic in Uherske Hradiste in a friendly on 17 November 2010. Jan Vošahlik (8) and Václav Kadlec (39) put the hosts ahead, with Kyrylo Petrov (82) replying for Ukraine.

• The teams were:
Czech Republic: Vaclík (Hanuš 46), Hejda, Řezník (Čelůstka 72), Hořava (Černý 64), Kozák (Pekhart 64), Kadlec, Vošahlík (Dočkal 77), Kovařík, Gecov (Vácha 64), Hošek (Mazuch 64), Lecjaks.
Ukraine: Koval, Opanasenko (Eremenko 72), Kryvtsov, Plastun (Parcvania 46), Pryyma (Butko 42), Chaykovskiy (Grechyshkin 64), Bogdanov (Petrov 46), Vitsenets (Kaverin 78), Garsmash, Zapadnya, Bezus (Pavlov 64).

• The Czechs have beaten Ukraine twice in U19 qualifying, winning 3-1 in 2001/02 and 3-0 in Ukraine in 2005/06.

• In U17 qualifying the Czechs beat Ukraine 2-1 in March 2010, while several players from the current U21 side featured as Ukraine won 5-2 in Italy in 2007.

• Lukáš Maraček put the Czechs ahead but Ukraine responded with four Dmytro Korkishko goals, including a 12-minute hat-trick before half-time. Miroslav Štěpánek pulled one back but Serhiy Shevchuk made it 5-2.

• The teams for that game were:
Ukraine: Bazylevych, Biliy, Garashchenkov (Kushnirov 53), Karnoza (Vitsenets 63), Korkishko (Hudyma 80), Maksymenko, Petrov, Pidvirniy, Shakhov, Shevchuk, Stetsenko.
Czech Republic: Štěch, Balcar (Kraut 41), Divisek (Palko 41), Dostál, Lecjaks, Mareček, Pelán, Petr, Šťástka, Štěpánek, Zbrozek (Sus 49).

• The nations' senior teams have yet to meet; they are scheduled to go head-to-head in a friendly game in Prague on 6 September 2011.

• In 16 games between sides representing the two nations in UEFA club competition, Ukraine are on top with a record of W8 D3 L5.

• The Czech Republic's Marek Suchý and Ukraine's Yegor Lugachev spent a few months together at FC Spartak Moskva before Lugachev moved to FC Arsenal Kyiv in August 2010.

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