Ukraine at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win

Football news 06 june 2024, 04:30
Lars Foster Dailysports's expert Lars Foster
Ukraine at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win Ukraine at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win

On 14 June, one of the main events in the world of national team football will begin - in Germany, 24 national teams will begin the fight for the title of the strongest nation in Europe at UEFA Euro 2024.

The Dailysports team tells you what you need to know about one of the participants in the tournament - the Ukraine national team.

What is Ukraine's highest achievement in the history of European Championships?

The Ukrainian national team has been close to reaching the final stage of the European Championships several times, but the blue-and-yellow team was constantly unlucky in the play-off matches. And the debut happened thanks to the status of the host of the tournament in 2012. Then, as at Euro 2016, the Ukrainians failed to get out of the group stage.

The best result of the blue-and-yellow happened at Euro 2020, when the team was able to reach the quarter-finals, where they laid down their arms in front of the future finalist of the tournament - England.

Who was included in the Ukraine national team's list for Euro 2024?

Head coach of Ukraine national team Serhiy Rebrov announced the list of 26 players, as well as the list of six reserve players on 18 May. On 7 June, the final list was announced.

  • Goalkeepers: Georgiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kyiv), Anatoliy Trubin (Benfica, Portugal), Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid, Spain).
  • Defenders: Mykola Matviyenko, Yukhym Konoplya, Valeriy Bondar (all from Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo Kyiv), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton, England), Illia Zabarnyi (Bournemouth, England), Oleksandr Svatok (SC Dnipro-1 Dnipro), Maksym Talovierov (LASK Linz, Austria), Bohdan Mykhailichenko (Polissya Zhytomyr).
  • Midfielders: Andriy Yarmolenko, Mykola Shaparenko, Volodymyr Brazhko (all from Dynamo Kyiv), Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Georgiy Sudakov (all from Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal, England), Viktor Tsygankov (Girona, Spain), Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea, England), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Westerlo, Belgium), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Genoa, Italy).
  • Forwards: Artem Dovbyk (Girona, Spain), Roman Yaremchuk (Valencia, Spain), Vladyslav Vanat (Dynamo Kyiv).

Who is the head coach of the Ukraine national team?

The head coach of the Ukraine national team is the legend of Ukrainian football, Serhiy Rebrov. As a player, he was part of Valeriy Lobanovskiy's star-studded Dynamo Kyiv team of the late 90s.

As a coach, he was also successful, being so far the last coach to take the Kyiv side to the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Soon he left to work outside Ukraine, namely in Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli, Hungary's Ferencvaros and Al Ain from the UAE.

At the beginning of June 2023, the 50-year-old specialist returned to Ukraine and took over the national team.

How did Ukraine qualify for Euro 2024?

The Ukraine national team, let's be honest, was unlucky with the qualifying group, where the lot predetermined it as the rivals of the reigning European champion and vice-champion. As a result, the blue-and-yellow scored the same number of points with Italy, giving them the second place in the group, and they were forced to fight for a place in the final stage in the play-off matches.

Having beaten Bosnia and Herzegovina (2-1) away and then Iceland at home with a similar score, Rebrov's team qualified for Euro 2024.

What is the schedule of matches in Ukraine's group at Euro 2024?

The Ukrainians knew their group long before the knockout matches, and the lot predetermined them Belgium, Slovakia and Romania as opponents.

  1. 17.06 15:00 Romania - Ukraine (Allianz Arena, Munich)
  2. 21.06 15:00 Slovakia - Ukraine (Merkur-Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf)
  3. 26.06 18:00 Ukraine - Belgium (MHPArena, Stuttgart)

Time - CET

What kit will Ukraine play in at Euro 2024?

Euro 2024 will be the last tournament in which the Ukraine national team will take to the pitch in the Joma kit. The blue-and-yellow played in it at the last European Championships. Apart from the pattern of the map of Ukraine on the chest, there is nothing to note in it.

In the autumn Nations League, according to media reports, the national team of Ukraine should already play in the kit manufacturer Adidas.

What are the odds on the Ukraine national team at Euro 2024?

Bookmakers give good chances for Ukraine to get out of the group. The outcome that the team will take an ironclad place in the quartet is 2.00, and the victory in the group is estimated at 5.50. Somewhat pessimistic predictions for victory in the whole tournament, the odds are 67.

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