Ukraine - Croatia: live football Euro 2023 U-21 broadcast
Ukraine's youth football team starts at the 2023 European Championships hosted by Georgia and Romania on Wednesday, 21 June. Coach Ruslan Rotan's wards start the group stage of the tournament with a match against Croatia.
The meeting is hosted by the Giulesesti Stadium in Bucharest. OBOZREVATEL will provide live coverage of Ukraine vs Croatia match. The game starts at 19:00 Kyiv time.
EURO 2023 U-21 CHAMPIONSHIP
Group B. 1st round
Giuleschi Stadium, Bucharest
Chief referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Ukraine - Croatia 0:0
10 HOURS TO THE MATCH. Greetings to all football fans! For the third time in their history, the Ukrainians are taking part in the European Youth Championship. At their debut championship in 2006, the Blue and Yellows reached the final, where they lost to the Netherlands. Five years later, our team finished last in the group.
In addition to Croatia, Romania and Spain, which won the bronze medal at the 2021 championship, are also playing in a quartet with Ukraine. Following the group stage, the top two teams will advance to the quarter-finals. The winners of the tournament (except England and France) will receive tickets to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
"Youth" Ukraine and Croatia have met each other five times. Our team has one victory, while their opponents have two.
The day before, players of the Ukrainian national team Anatolii Trubin, Heorhii Sudakov, Vladyslav Vanat and Mykhailo Mudryk arrived at Rebrov's team. The participation of the latter two in the game in Bucharest is in doubt.
APPLICATION OF THE NATIONAL TEAM OF UKRAINE FOR YOUTH EURO 2023
Goalkeepers: Ruslan Neshcheret (Dynamo Kyiv), Anatoliy Trubin (Shakhtar Donetsk), Kyrylo Fesyun (Kolos Kovalivka).
Defenders: Kostyantyn Vivcharenko, Oleksandr Syrota (both Dynamo Kyiv), Maksym Taloverov (LASK, Austria), Oleksiy Sych (Kortrijk, Belgium), Rostyslav Lyakh (Rukh, Lviv), Maksym Bragaru (Chornomorets, Odesa), Arseniy Batahov (Zorya, Luhansk).
Midfielders: Volodymyr Brazhko (Zorya Luhansk), Ivan Zhelezko (Valmiera, Latvia), Oleksiy Kashchuk (Sabah, Azerbaijan), Volodymyr Saliuk (Chornomorets), Oleksandr Nazarenko (Dnipro-1, Dnipro), Dmytro Kryskiv, Oleh Ocheretko, Artem Bondarenko, Heorhiy Sudakov (all - Shakhtar Donetsk), Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea, England).
Forwards: Bohdan Viunnyk (GAK, Austria), Danylo Sikan (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vladyslav Vanat (Dynamo Kyiv).
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Ilya Zabarny, the star of the Ukrainian youth football team, explained why he refused to play at the 2023 European Championships.