Ukraine’s national team in Marbella (Spain) will play a friendly match against Saudi Arabia.
Friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Japan – a dress rehearsal for Andriy Shevchenko and his team before the autumn fights in the League of Nations. The team aims to maximize score in matches with participants of the final stage of the world Cup, but the main task still
is to improve the quality of football and validation of additional variants in the game picture.
The main intrigue is how the team will look like without its leader – Andriy Yarmolenko didn’t manage to recover from his injury and has not arrived to the team.
The absence of the winger, “Borussia” D allows Shevchenko to return Marlos on the right flank, or to send back scored a magnificent form of Victor
Tsygankova, and limited match practice Yevhen Konoplyanka will take his usual place on the left side of midfield. In attack, Shevchenko will choose between Artem Kravets and Artem Usov Besedina.
In the history of Ukraine national team of Saudi Arabia has a particular value. In the match against the Saudis “blue-yellow” at the 2006 world Cup scored its first victory in the tournament. In that match scored Andriy Rusol, Serhiy Rebrov, Andriy Shevchenko and Maksym Kalinichenko.
Ukraine: Pyatov – Butko, Burda, Rakitskiy, Matvienko Zinchenko, Stepanenko – Linnet, Marlos, Tsygankov – Kravets
Saudi Arabia: Al-Uwais Al – Shahrani, A., Hawsawi, M. Hawsawi, Al-Harbi – Al-Khaybar – Al-Moaser, Al-Mogahwi, TAIF, Al-Muwallad –
Stream: TRK “Ukraine” and “Football 1”, 21:00
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