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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ukraine Men's National Soccer Team News

September 5, 2015 - Kravets, Yarmolenko & Konoplyanka score in win over Belarus
"Ukraine 3-1 Belarus... First-half goals from Artem Kravets, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka put Ukraine on course for victory against Belarus and kept alive their hopes of a top-two finish in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C. The breakthrough was not long delayed as a towering clearance from goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov was missed by Maksim Volodko and Kravets took full advantage, firing low into the net. Kravets was denied a second by the keeper's diving stop moments later, Gorbunov then spreading himself to block Konoplyanka's close-range effort. Ukraine kept coming, however, and though Gorbunov prevented Vyacheslav Shevchuk's left-wing cross reaching Taras Stepanenko, Yarmolenko tapped in the loose ball to double the Ukraine lead." - UEFA

June 14, 2015 - Artem Kravets, Denys Garmash & Yevhen Konoplyanka score in 3-0 win over Luxembourg
"Ukraine maintained their push for a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying place, three goals after the break putting an end to Luxembourg's resistance in Group C. Mykhailo Fomenko's side had pummelled their guests without reward until Artem Kravets chested in – more by luck than judgement – four minutes after the restart. Denys Garmash then nodded Vyacheslav Shevchuk's headed pass beyond Jonathan Joubert to finally put the tie beyond Luc Holtz's side, who had hit the post early in the first half, Yevhen Konoplyanka's late strike putting some gloss on the scoreline. " - UEFA

June 9, 2015 - Artem Kravets & Yevhen Konoplyanka score in win over Georgia
"A defensive howler gave Ukraine a lead and they held on for a 2-1 win against Georgia in a friendly in Austria on Tuesday. In the 57th minute, left-back Lasha Dvali passed back to his goalkeeper, but the ball slipped past Giorgi Loria and bounced off the far post right into the path of Artem Kravets to open the scoring. Yevhen Konoplyanka, a widely pursued transfer target, doubled their advantage by getting his foot to a cross in the 67th minute. Mate Vatsadze scored on a spectacular diving header in the 81st minute but Georgia could not find an equaliser." - ESPN

November 15, 2014 - Andriy Yarmolenko scores hat-trick in win over Luxembourg
"Andriy Yarmolenko notched a hat-trick as Ukraine recorded their third straight victory in Euro 2016 qualifying Group C with a 3-0 triumph at rock-bottom Luxembourg. Yarmolenko put the visitors ahead with a rising finish in the 33rd minute and added two quickfire curling efforts after the break in the 53rd and 56th minutes. The win saw Ukraine move on to nine points from four games in the pool, while Luxembourg remain on one point." - ESPN

October 12, 2014 - Serhiy Sydorchuk scores in win over Macedonia
"Midfielder Serhiy Sydorchuk scored on his full international debut to help Ukraine edge Macedonia 1-0 in their Euro 2016 Group C qualifier on Sunday. Sydorchuk, on target as a substitute in the 2-0 win away to neighbours Belarus on Thursday, finished off a swift counter-attack in added time at the end of the first half. The speedy Evgeny Konoplyanka created the goal with a cross to the far post with Sydorchuk arriving to fire in from close range." - Daily Mail

October 9, 2014 - Serhiy Sydorchuk scores in win over Belarus
"Ukraine got their points tally moving in the European Qualifiers by edging a tight battle with Belarus 2-0 in Borisov on Thursday. Both sides toiled for long periods, but Ukraine eventually broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute thanks to Belarus defender Aleksandr Martynovich's own goal and Serhiy Sydorchuk then wrapped up the win in stoppage time.... They finally got their reward as Belarus defender Martynovich put through his own net from Konoplyanka's ball into the box. Sydorchuk completed the scoring with a smart finish inside the box, but the final scoreline flattered Ukraine." - Sky Sports

September 29, 2014 - roster announced for qualifiers
"The Head coach of the National team of Ukraine have announced the list of 26 players invited to the training camp on the eve of EUFA EURO-2016 qualifying round matches against Belarus and FYROM." - FFU
  • Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov (FC Shakhtar, Donetsk), Denys Boyko (FC Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk), Dmytro Bezotosnyi (FC Chornomorets, Odesa)
  • Defenders: Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Oleksandr Kucher, Yaroslav Rakytskyi, Ivan Ordets (all from FC Shakhtar), Yevhen Khacheridi (FC Dynamo, Kyiv), Artem Fedetskyi (FC Dnipro) 
  • Midfielders: Oleg Husiev, Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Bezus, Serhiy Sydorchuk (all from FC Dynamo), Ruslan Rotan, Yevhen Konoplyanka (both from FC Dnipro), Mykola Morozyuk  (FC Metalurh, Donetsk), Taras Stepanenko (FC Shakhtar) Edmar, Serhiy Bolbat (both FC Metalist, Kharkiv), Dmytro Khomchenovskyi (FC Zorya, Luhansk), Kyrylo Kovalchuk (FC Chornomorets), Anatoliy Tymoschuk (FC Zenit, Russia)
  • Forwards: Roman Zozulya, Yevhen Seleznyov (both from FC Dnipro), Volodymyr Homenyuk (FC Metalist), Pylyp Budkivskyi (FC Zorya).
September 3, 2014 - Roman Bezus scores in win over Moldova
"Ukraine put aside the country's troubles to beat Moldova 1-0 in a friendly Wednesday that served as a warm-up for European Championship qualifying. Dynamo Kiev striker Roman Bezus scored the winner in the 63rd minute, knocking the ball in from inside the penalty area when Artem Hromov's shot took a deflection." - Fox Sports

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