Volodymyr Yezerskyy. Photo: ffu.ua

Youth team of Ukraine (U-17) made up of players born in 2002, started collecting before the traditional memorial of the first FFU President Viktor Bannikov.

The matches will be held from 15 to 19 August in three cities – Kiev (UTK im. Bannikov), Borispol (the stadium “Kolos”), Obukhov (GSK im. Vladimir Miller) and Happy village (Knyazha arena).

This time the tournament will gather eight youth teams U-17. Except Ukraine is Slovakia, Lithuania, Israel, Georgia, Turkey, Latvia and Belarus.

In the national team of Ukraine called such players:

goalkeepers Ruslan Neshcheret (“Dynamo”), Nikita Torbeevskiy (Shakhtar), Miroslav Slovenko (“Dnepr”); defenders Daniel Skorka, Constantine, Vivcharenko, Ilya Zabarnyi, Igor Guk (all “Dynamo”), Daniel Agboju (“miner”); Midfielders Vladimir Braco, Yegor Glushach, Evgeny Ryazantsev, Nikita, Results, Dennis kuzik, Artem Kulakovsky Mikhail Zheleznyak (“Dynamo”), George perch, Wladyslaw kobylanski, Bogdan Vynnyk (“miner”), Maxim Soloviev, Valentin Rubchinskiy (both – Dnipro), Roman Didyk (“UFK-Karpaty”), Maxim Kucheryavy (dush-15 Kyiv), Dmytro Ivashko (“Prime-field” Vinnitsa); forwards Vladislav Wanat, Victor Bliznichenko (both “Dynamo”), Daniel Goncharuk (Shakhtar), Edward Paris (“Dnepr”), Maxim Shevchenko (Dynamo Minsk, Belarus).

Of the 28 players worth paying attention to, exactly half is “Dynamo”.

In the group of Ukrainian national team will play with Slovakia (August 15), Lithuania (16th) and Georgia (18th). This tournament will be our team’s next-to-last stage of preparation before the start of the official competitions of qualification for the European championship in 2019 among 17-year-old.

In September the juniors fly to Ireland, where the 18th and 20th to meet with local peers. By the way, in this country it will be the final tournament of the continental championship.

The most interesting thing to happen in October in Bosnia, where in qualifying for EURO-2019 in addition to the owners of the 10-th, 13-th and 16-th of October our rivals will make Iceland and Gibraltar. There Ukrainian team this convocation and will play their first official matches under the auspices of UEFA.

In the second stage of selection, called the elite round will be best two participants from each group and four took third place and having the best tournament performance in meetings with the leading pairs. The matches of the elite round scheduled for March 2019 and in may of the same year will be the final part of the championship.

Eugene BELOZEROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine