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Selection for the 2018 world Cup: Ukraine defeated in Zagreb

Отбор на на ЧМ-2018: Украина повержена в ЗагребеThe national team of Ukraine on football suffered their first defeat under the guidance of Andriy Shevchenko.

Three points and a strong lead in the group of Croatia brought a goal Nikola Kalinic, ex – Dnipro striker in the 38th minute was used witty the transfer of Ivan Rakitic, his shot from a Central defender and a powerful blow sent the ball into the upper near corner of the gate of Andrei Pyatov.

To answer a goal by Kalinic, the Ukraine national team failed – “blue-yellow” for 90 minutes, created a few dangerous moments. The main threat of the Exodus from Andriy Yarmolenko, who at the beginning of the match dangerous burst into the penalty area, and then spent reaction Subasic passing shot. Soon after a corner was close to the goal Kravets, however, the pupil of “Dynamo” a bit not enough to use a mistake of the goalkeeper of owners.

In the second half, Croatia went on the retention account, and all humble attempts of Ukraine to restore parity in what have not resulted. The most real chance to even the score arose in the 78th minute when Yarmolenko right I could not finish the ball into the goal after hitting linnets and save by Subasic.
A few minutes later the View was interrupted by a dangerous cross from Matvienko on Seleznev. Complete the final assault in the national team of Ukraine did not happen.

Croatia – Ukraine 1:0
Goal: Kalinic, 38

Croatia: Subašić — Edvi, Mitrovic, View, Pivaric — Modric, Badelj — Brozović (Horn, 90+1), Rakitic (Kovacic, 79) Has An Effort On Goal — N. Kalinic (Kramaric, 87)

Ukraine: Pyatov — Butko, Ordets, Kucher, Matvienko — Stepanenko, Rotan (Sidorchuk, 76), Andriy Kovalenko (Besedin, 85) , Konoplyanka, Kravets (Seleznev, 59)

Warning: Rotan

Kosovo – Iceland 1:2
Goals: Nuhiu, 52 – Sigurdarson, 25, 35 (penalty)

Turkey – Finland 2:0
Goals: Tosun, 9, 13

Standings: Croatia – 13, Iceland – 10, Ukraine, Turkey – 8, Finland, Kosovo – 1.

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