No coach and no Zinchenko — Ukraine’s national football team names squad for EURO 2024 qualifiers

26 May, 05:00 PM
The national team of Ukraine will play three matches in June (Photo:УАФ)

The national team of Ukraine will play three matches in June (Photo:УАФ)

The coaching staff of Ukraine’s national football team has decided on the squad for the June qualifying matches for the 2024 EUROs against North Macedonia and Malta, the official website of the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) reported on May 26.

The national side’s shortlist includes 27 players, with five more on the reserve list.

One of the Blue-and-Yellow’s leaders and best players, Oleksandr Zinchenko, was not included as he is out for the season due to injury.

Here is the full list of players called up to the national team of Ukraine:

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Goalkeepers: Heorhiy Bushchan (Dynamo), Anatoliy Trubin (Shakhtar), Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid)

Defenders: Mykola Matvienko, Valeriy Bondar, Yukhym Konoplya (Shakhtar), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo), Oleksandr Svatok (Dnipro-1), Vitalii Mykolenko (Everton), Illya Zabarnyi (Bournemouth), Eduard Sobol (Strasbourg), Serhiy Kryvtsov (Inter Miami)

Midfielders: Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Heorhiy Sudakov (all - Shakhtar), Serhiy Sydorchuk, Vitaliy Buyalskyi (Dynamo), Oleksandr Pikhalyonok (Dnipro-1), Andriy Yarmolenko (Al Ain), Ruslan Malinovskiy (Marseille), Viktor Tsyhankov (Girona), Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea), Danylo Ihnatenko (Bordeaux), Vladyslav Kocherhin (Raków)

Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk (Brugge), Artem Dovbyk (Dnipro-1), Vladyslav Vanat (Dynamo)

Reserve list:

Oleksandr Karavayev, Mykola Shaparenko (Dynamo), Bohdan Mykhailychenko, Marian Shved (both Shakhtar), Taras Kacharaba (Slavia).

The team has yet to name a head coach for the fixtures, though the UAF said that would happen soon.

Currently, the acting manager of the Ukrainian national team is Ruslan Rotan, who led the team in the opening match of the Euro 2024 qualifiers against England (0:2).

Earlier, NV reported that former Dynamo Kyiv star Serhiy Rebrov, who heads the UAE-based Al Ain, is likely to take over as the head coach of the Ukrainian national team.

The national team of Ukraine will start training on June 8 in Bremen, Germany and will play the Germans in a friendly warm-up game on June 12.

The EURO 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Malta will take place on June 16 and 19, respectively.

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