"This is not allowed": the player of "Dynamo" with the words "not everyone wants to see Ukraine at the Euro" criticized the president of UEFA
Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Oleksandr Karavaiev has criticized European Football Union (UEFA) President Aleksander Čeferin for his open support of the Italian national team in the match against Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The Blue and Yellows player, who was not included in the application for the match, did not like the official's words that the failure of the Azzurri to win the championship would be a disaster.
Karavaiev said this in an interview with the Terikon portal. According to our compatriot, he is well aware that not everyone wants to see the Ukrainian national team at the European Championships in Germany, but the head of European football is obliged to remain neutral in the public sphere.
"Of course, Italy is a top team. It has won the World Cup and European Championships. Of course, when such top teams play at major forums, it is very good for the audience. We understand that not everyone wants to see Ukraine there, and it would be better if it was Italy. But of course, you can't be so openly sympathetic. Everyone understands between the lines. I think that when there are lower-class teams in such tournaments, it will contribute to the development of football," Karavaiev said.
Earlier, the head coach of the Ukrainian national team Serhiy Rebrov voiced his reaction to Cheferin's words. It will be recalled that only a victory over Italy will be enough for the Ukrainian national team to qualify for Euro 2024. At the same time, our team is already guaranteed participation in the qualifying playoffs. OBOZ.UA will broadcast the Ukraine vs Italy match online.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, bookmakers have dro pped bets on the decisive match of the Euro 2024 qualifying tournament Ukraine - Italy.