Ukraine have been drawn with Scotland after the draw for the World Cup playoffs in the European region was done on Friday. The Ukrainians secured their place in the playoffs after finishing in second place in Group D behind leaders and defending champions France.
Two-time World Cup winners France had to go through the qualifiers to secure their passage to next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil and they did just that by winning Group D. They will be able to defend the title they won three years ago in Russia when hostilities begin in Qatar at the end of next year. Continue reading “UKRAINE TO FACE SCOTLAND IN PLAYOFFS”
Ukraine national team talisman Andriy Yarmolenko had to settle for a place on the bench during the London Derby encounter between his West Ham United side and Brentfordin the league at the weekend.
Yarmolenkohas not been named in a Premier League starting XI this season and that trend continued in the latest game at home to Brentford. The Ukraine player was then left on the bench for the whole game asBrentford secured a late win at the expense of the Hammers. As a matter of fact, West Ham United boss David Moyes didn’t make any change throughout the game. Continue reading “YARMOLENKO BENCHED FOR LONDON DERBY”
Premier League champions Manchester City bounced back from their unimpressive defeat at Tottenham Hotspur by humbling newly promoted club Norwich City at home in one of the week two games played on Saturday. Norwich City are back in the top flight after winning the Championship title but they were on the receiving end of a thrashing at the hands of the champions.
Manchester City hit the back of the Norwich City net five times to record their first win of the season at the second time of asking. In their first game of the new Premier League campaign, Manchester City were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham Hotspur thanks to the second goal from ex-Bayer Leverkusen star Son Heung-Min. He scored with ten second half minutes on the clock off the assist from Dutch international Steven Bergwijn. Ukraine player OleksandrZinchenko was on the Manchester City bench for the whole of the Spurs game. Continue reading “PREMIER LEAGUE: CITY RECORD FIRST WIN”
Ukrainian football received a major lift after a quarterfinal berth was achieved at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The presence of Ukraine in the quarterfinals is a major surprise after their dramatic win over favourites Sweden in their last 16 encounter.
Ukraine is surprisingly in the last eight at Euro 2020 despite sneaking into the knockout stage as one of the best four losers after finishing third in Group C behind Austria and group winners Netherlands, while first timers North Macedonia finished last in the group. As a matter of fact, Ukraine had the worst point tally of all the four teams who qualified for the knockout stage despite finishing in third place at the end of their respective group campaigns. Continue reading “UKRAINE, UNEXPECTED TEAM IN EURO QUARTERS”
Manchester City star OlekansdrZinchenko has won a third Premier League title after his club was officially confirmed as the new winners of the competition in place of Liverpool.
Ukrainian international Zinchenko could not do much to stop rivals Liverpool from running away with the Premier League title last season. At the end of the last campaign, the Reds had 18 more points than Manchester City. The Ukraine utility player had earlier won two successive league titles with the Citizens before the bid to win a third straight Premier League title was stopped by Merseyside giants Liverpool. Continue reading “ZINCHENKO WINS ANOTHER PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE”
Ukraine national team player OlekansdrZinchenko was part of the Manchester City squad that won the Carabao Cup at the weekend. He was an unused substitute as Manchester City were able to maintain their status as Carabao Cup holders. The Ukraine player has featured for his team prominently as a left-back and his place in the team was taken by Joao Cancelo.
While Ukraine player Zinchenko was on the bench for the Carabao Cup final clash with Tottenham Hotspur from North London, England international Kyle Walker started the match as the right-sided player, while the abovementioned Cancelo was on the left side of defence. Continue reading “ZINCHECKO WINS SILVERWARE WITH CITY”
Manchester City have been given a tough draw in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after they were pitted against London club Chelsea. The Citizens will have to overcome an improved Chelsea team in the final four of the FA Cup if they want to keep their hopes of a quadruple alive this season. Manchester City utility player Oleksandr Zinchenko was an important part of the defence that kept a clean sheet as Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 away victory at the expense of Everton over the weekend. The Ukraine international can play either as a left-back or as a midfielder and he started on the left side of the back four during the game. The Ukraine player was largely untroubled as Manchester City were rewarded for their patience with two goals in the final ten minutes of the FA Cup tie. Ukraine national team star Zinchenko has been the first choice left-back at Manchester City over the past months and he continued his fine form against the Toffees at the weekend. Everton had no answers to the questions posed by Manchester City especially in the final minutes of the game and that led to the goals from Ilkay Gundogan on 84 minutes and Kevin De Bruyne in added time.
Manchester City utility player OleksandrZinchenko was left on the bench as the Citizens secured another victory in the Premier League. OleksandrZinchenko plays as a left-back for Manchester City, while he plays as a midfielder for Ukraine. The Ukraine national team player was in the starting XI for the Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Zinchenko helped Manchester City to keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Spurs courtesy the goals from Rodri (penalty) and a brace from the in-form IlkayGundogan, who took his tally to 10 goals in the last two months in the league alone from his midfield slot. The win over Spurs took the current impressive Manchester City victory run to 15 games in all competitions, which is a record in English football. Continue reading “ZINCHENKO, UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN RECORD-EXTENDING WIN”
Manor Solomon, Shakhtar Donetsk’s exciting winger has publicly admitted that he would be highly interested in a move to Premier League giants Arsenal. His interest in moving to the Emirates Stadium has triggered his agent PiniZahavi into entering discussions with the London club, according to Football London’s Chris Wheatley.
League leaders Dynamo Kyiv have extended their lead over rivals Shakthar Donetsk at the top of the league as far as first division club football is concerned in Ukraine. Dynamo Kyiv were able to capitalise on the slip up from their nearest challengers for the league title in Ukraine.
Ahead of the week 10 set of games in the first division of club football in Ukraine also known as the Ukrainian Premier League, Dynamo Kyiv had a one-point lead over their rivals and they made it four points with a win in their own week 10 clash. Dynamo Kyiv beat newly promoted club Inhulets 2-0 away from home to extend their lead at the summit of the Ukrainian Premier League. Inhulets had gained promotion into top flight football in Ukraine as one of the three teams from the second division at the end of last season. Continue reading “DYNAMO KYIV EXTEND LEAD OVER SHAKTHAR”