The football leadership of the team insists on the goal of all of this. By the way,not only of football. Viktor Yanukovych participates actively in thelife of the team and more than once declared that he was confident in theteam. But how, by what the composition of Ukraine will take victory? In contrast to high-ranking officials the fans are pessimistic.
It is difficult to say if the Ukrainians would make their way to this Euro, unless the status of the host. In the entire history of the sovereign national team (recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first official match) the"yellow-blue" have never made their way to the European Championship. Anyway, there was only one major tournament in the history of the Ukrainians, but what a tournament!
The ticket to the 2006 World Cup was two times more expensive expensive due to the fact that the Russian national team did not make the way to Geramany. As a result the Ukrainians, inspired by the success, became the opening of the tournament. Under the leadership of Oleg Blokhin the team did not not only come out of the group (frankly speaking, the quartet was easy), but also overcame one round of the playoffs. Oleg Blokhin's wards gave way only to future champions, left Germany as national heroes. Soon the coach resigned, and off went on a sloping everything. Ukraine did not not get in the Euro 2008.They were no lucky as well in other qualifiers for the African Mundial. But by that time everyone knew that the next big tournament will be played exactly by the Ukrainians. In fact, by the fall of 2009 preparations for the targeted home EURO began.
But due to the coaching leapfrog "the yellow-blue" began to work normally only last year when the national team was headed by Oleg Blokhin for the second time. Before him Myron Markevych and Yuriy Kalitvintsev for various reasons worked in the team a little bit. Markevitch,a mentor the Metalist,could work but he refused the post in protest against the removal of nine points from his club. In general, initially not in perfect order,though, training was provided to the Euros. But while working the team of Blokhin prepared much to be good players
On the way home
Since the Ukrainians were freed from the qualifying matches, they practiced in friendly matches. In contrast to the Polish national team, which has been criticized for the choice of weak opponents, "yellow-blue" went on the difficult path, playing with the giants of world football.
Befre the appointment of Blokhin the Ukraine has played with the Netherlands (1-1), Brazil (0-2), Switzerland (2-2) and Italy (0-2). The first fight with Blokhin was the meeting with the national team of Uzbekhistan. The confident 2-0 victory instilled confidence in the souls of Ukrainian fans, but soon the mood was ruined.The lost friendly matches with France 1:4, Sweden 0:1 and 2:3 with Uruguay, then 0:4 (!)with the Czech Republic.These failures coincided with scandals of various sizes around the construction of necessary objects. Either huge money goes somewhere or problems with contractors arise. In short,the country was going through the critical months.
Only in October and November last year the team began to show good results. It is worth highlighting a 3-3 draw with the Germans.This was despite the fact that Ukraine conducted twice with a margin of two goals. The main thing is not the result, but the game itself that the"yellow-blue"showed. Then all understood that Ukraine can perform greatly.
The players of Oleg Blokhin held a friendly match in February. As in the previous four (3 = 1) they made a good impression.The team has made a beautiful victory with Israel. In principle,everything was decided in the first match, but relaxation misled the Ukrainans.The failing friendly matches are considered to be valuable for the team.In fact,it was not the best Ukrainian performance of this peaceful cycle. Blokhin certainly made a lot of notes, so that work on the mistakes can be a big one. The responsible Blokhin with their wards seemed do the correction on a solid four.
Blokhin, the coach, as opposed to Blokhin, the player, has little achieved yet and is unlikely to achieve. After all, he is soon 60. Nevertheless, FFU continued his contract for another two years. Perhaps, after Ukraine he is unlikely to lead a club. Blokhin will not enter the same river for the second time. Let's discard the years when he trained the Greek team. Firstly, it was not in the public eye. Secondly, little progress did he get. In 2003 he headed the team of Ukraine. For a relatively short history the "yellow-blue" Blokhin was the best coach of all time of the team.He can neither be called a strategist,nor a lover of excessive physical exertion. He has an unquestioned authority,and that has played the main role till 2006
In 2007 he resigned from his post as the head coach, and probably made a very stupid mistake of his life, leading the "Moscow." For the ninth place of."citizens" in 2008 all the dogs have been sent on the legendary striker and quickly called him the main culprit for the incident. It is only then many experts have recognized that Božović just completed the work begun by Blokhin. The"Moscow" is a painful topic for Tsarosa, but in order to protect its good name,the specialist has to answer tricky questions of the journalists. Now, perhaps, he is released. Who is right and who is to blame for the situation-it is unknown. But now where is Blokhin where is"Moscow" ...
Blokhin is not the coach for everyone. He likes the strict discipline and it is not suitable for those who like to violate the regime. Also the players seemed to add fuel to the fire in the difficult years of Oleg Vladimirovich.Recently there are no scandals,or they are successfully closed by the FFU. There were, by the way, funny stories related to the requirements of Blokhin. Remember how he forced Kalynychenko and Vladimir Voronin to cut the hair. Almost a ready anecdote. So, to a greater extent Oleg Blokhin is a motivator.One of his last statements, perhaps a little harsh, but it is very correct: "We will not achieve anything in the championship, if we assume that England and France are favorites."
GoalkeepersAndry Pyatov(Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Horyainov(Metalist Kharkiv), Maksym Koval, (Dynamo Kyiv), Oleksandr Bandura(Metalurh Donetsk)
DefendersOleksandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk) Bohdan Butko(Illichivets Mariupol), Taras Mykhalyk (Dynamo Kyiv ), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk) Vitaliy Mandzyuk (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk) Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kyiv) Bohdan Butko (Illichivets Mariupol) Yevhen Selin (Vorskla Poltava)
MidfielderAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (Bayern Munich) Oleh Husyev (Dynamo Kyiv) Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) Serhiy Nazarenko (Tavriya Simferopol) Oleksandr Aliyev (Dynamo Kyiv) Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk) Denys Harmash (Dynamo Kyiv) Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
ForwardsAndriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv) Andriy Voronin (Dynamo Moscow) Artem Milevskiy (Dynamo Kyiv) Yevhen Seleznyov (Shakhtar Donetsk) Marko Devych (Shakhtar Donetsk).