EURO 2024. Latest from Ukraine's camp: national team has relocated to Warsaw
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EURO 2024. Latest from Ukraine’s camp: national team has relocated to Warsaw

Training for the players who came on as substitutes or did not participate in the friendly match against Germany (0:0) began immediately after the game. Twelve outfield players completed running drills on the Max Morlock stadium field right after the final whistle. It is reported by with reference to UAF.

Just minutes after the national team returned to the hotel last night, goalkeeper Andriy Lunin arrived at the Herzog Park. The Champions League winner of this season was greeted with enthusiastic applause by his teammates as he entered the hotel restaurant, where the players were gathering for a post-match meal.

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This morning, the same group of players who did sprints on the pitch after the match yesterday, joined by goalkeepers Georgiy Bushchan and Andriy Lunin, held a final training session of the first camp at the Eltersdorf stadium in Erlangen. The main task set by head coach Serhiy Rebrov was to ensure a workout equivalent to match intensity, as yesterday’s starting lineup worked very hard against Germany and was given the chance to rest and recover today.

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Meanwhile, today’s group, after jogging and warming up, focused on ball recovery drills in alternating squares. Following this, the players practiced ball retention, and divided into two teams according to the coaches’ plan. Next, they engaged in game series and shooting drills.

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After lunch, the blue-yellows had a meeting with UEFA’s Managing Director for Refereeing, Roberto Rosetti, who visited the Ukrainian team specifically to inform the coaching staff and players about the new refereeing innovations for the final tournament of Euro 2024. He emphasized the increased role of the captain, who will now be the one to whom referees explain their decisions if the team requires it. Meanwhile, other players are strongly advised not to approach the referee with complaints, as they risk receiving a booking. After meeting with the Ukrainians, Rosetti immediately headed to the German team’s camp at the Adidas sports campus in Herzogenaurach.

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Following that, the Ukrainian national team left this small but significant sports town today, flying from Nuremberg Airport to Warsaw.

The schedule for the evening included only dinner, recovery, and rest. Tomorrow, the second training camp for the blue-yellows ahead of the Euros will begin.

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Ukraine national team roster:

Goalkeepers: Georgiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kyiv), Anatoliy Trubin (Benfica, Portugal), Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid, Spain).

Defenders: Mykola Matviyenko, Yukhym Konoplya, Valeriy Bondar (all Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo Kyiv), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton, England), Illia Zabarnyi (Bournemouth, England), Oleksandr Svatok (SK Dnipro-1), Maksym Talovierov (LASK, Austria), Bohdan Mykhaylichenko (Polissya Zhytomyr).

Midfielders: Andriy Yarmolenko, Mykola Shaparenko, Volodymyr Brazhko (all Dynamo Kyiv), Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Georgiy Sudakov (all Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal, England), Viktor Tsygankov (Girona, Spain), Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea, England), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Westerlo, Belgium), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Genoa, Italy).

Forwards: Artem Dovbyk (Girona, Spain), Roman Yaremchuk (Valencia, Spain), Vladyslav Vanat (Dynamo Kyiv).

Reserve list: Dmytro Riznyk, Danylo Sikan (both Shakhtar Donetsk), Denys Popov, Vitaliy Buyalskyi, Vladyslav Kabaiev (all Dynamo Kyiv), Yehor Yarmolyuk (Brentford, England).

On June 4, the team will fly to Warsaw, Poland. In the neighboring country’s capital, Ukraine will play its next preparatory and friendly match against Poland on June 7. Kick-off is at 21:45 Kyiv time.

The final match before the pre-tournament camp will be against the Moldovan national team on June 11 in Chisinau, Moldova. Kick-off is at 19:00 Kyiv time.

On June 12, the national team will arrive at their permanent base for EURO 2024 in Wiesbaden.

Group E Match Schedule for EURO 2024

June 17: Romania vs Ukraine. Arena Munich, Munich. Kick-off: 16:00 Kyiv time.

June 17: Belgium vs Slovakia. Frankfurt Stadium, Frankfurt. Kick-off: 19:00 Kyiv time.

June 21: Slovakia vs Ukraine. Dusseldorf Arena, Dusseldorf. Kick-off: 16:00 Kyiv time.

June 22: Belgium vs Romania. Cologne Stadium, Cologne. Kick-off: 22:00 Kyiv time.

June 26: Slovakia vs Romania. Frankfurt Stadium, Frankfurt. Kick-off: 19:00 Kyiv time.

June 26: Ukraine vs Belgium. Stuttgart Arena, Stuttgart. Kick-off: 19:00 Kyiv time.

Kick-off times are in Kyiv time.

Oleksandr Hlyvynskyi, press secretary of the Ukrainian national team