Ukraine’s U21 Team Prepares for Euro 2025 Qualifying Tournament
An Overview of the Euro 2025 Qualifying Tournament
The stage is set for the Euro 2025 qualifying tournament, where 52 teams are competing in nine groups for 15 slots alongside hosts Slovakia in the finals. The tournament kicked off in March 2023, but most teams began their campaigns this September, with the competition slated to continue until October 2024. The nine group winners and the three best runners up will qualify directly for the final tournament in summer 2025, alongside hosts Slovakia. The other six runners up will progress to the November 2024 playoffs for the last three finals slots.
Ukraine’s U21 Team Gears up for Euro 2025 Qualifying Matches
Ukraine’s U21 team has its eyes set on the upcoming matches in the Euro 2025 qualifying tournament against Luxembourg on October 12 and England on October 16. The team’s coach, Unai Melgosa, has selected 24 players to participate in the competition. The squad comprises players born in 2002 and younger and they began their Euro Championship qualification campaign on September 12 with a victory over Northern Ireland. The match was held in Poprad, Slovakia.
Detailing the Group Stage
Ukraine is part of Group F, which also includes England, Serbia, Azerbaijan, and Luxembourg. The away match against Luxembourg will take place in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, at the Emile Mayrisch Stadium. The match will start at 19:30 local time. The home match against England, on the other hand, will be held in Kosice, Slovakia, at the “Kosice Football Arena”. The match will commence at 18:30 local time.
Meet the Ukrainian U21 Team
The Ukrainian U21 team is a blend of talented youngsters. The goalkeepers include Ruslan Neshcheret, Yakiv Kinareykin, and Kiril Fesyun, while the defenders comprise players like Konstantin Vivcharenko, Anton Bol, Arseniy Batagov, Marian Farina, Danil Skorko, Artem Smolyakov, Vitaliy Roman, Roman Didik, and Volodymyr Salyuk.
The midfield lineup includes Yegor Yarmolyuk, Volodymyr Brazhko, Nazar Voloshin, Valentin Rubchinsky, Oleksandr Yatsyk, Ilya Kvasnytsia, Maksim Kucheryavyi, Maksim Bragaru, and Oleg Ocheretko. The team’s attackers are Yegor Gunichev, Igor Krasnopir, and Bogdan Vyunnik.
A Look Forward
The matches against Luxembourg and England are crucial to Ukraine’s aspirations in the Euro 2025 qualifying tournament. A victory in these games would significantly boost the team’s chances of securing a place in the final tournament in Slovakia. With a talented squad under Coach Unai Melgosa’s guidance, the Ukrainian U21 team is poised to make a strong statement in the tournament.
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