Ukraine has advanced to the finals of Euro 2020 following an impressive first-half enabled them with a 2-1 home win against Portugal. This led Ukraine at the top of the table with 19 points of 7 games. It is 8 points more than Portugal, the second-placed European champions. Serbia is in the third position with 10 points from 6 games after Aleksandar Mitrovic gave them a win at Lithuania with 2-1 score.
Luxemburg has obtained 4 points of 6 games and Lithuanians lagging behind with only 1 point of 7 matches. Ukraine had to avoid being defeated to qualify for the third consecutive European championship. They had a perfect start with Roman Yaremchuk firing them to a 6th
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The rankings of the national football teams of the world have been once again refreshed by the International Football Association (FIFA). The first three positions of the ranking have been achieved by Belgium, France, and Brazil. Crossing over every other nation, the first position has been taken over by Belgium, followed by France and Brazil in the second and third places respectively. Belgium remains as the leader of the ranking list. The positions for Brazil and France have been different earlier but both of them have changed in the position according to the list that has been recently released by FIFA.
There have been some major shifts in the first ten places for the FIFA ranking. Portugal has taken over the fifth position rising from sixth in the ranking. Previously, Uruguay was in fifth place. The national team of Ukraine remained in the 25th position in the recent FIFA ranking released. In the refreshed list released by FIFA, Spain has risen to the seventh position leaving behind Croatia. They were in the ninth position earlier. On the other hand, Croatia has come down to eighth place in the ranking. Columbia has come down from eighth place to the ninth one. Both England and Argentina have been successful to hold back their 4th and 10th place in the rankings list respectively.
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Recovering from the shock of lagging behind to a penalty at an early half of the match, Ukraine defeated South Korea by 3-1 and won the World Cup Final of u-20/. The star player for Ukraine was Vladyslav Supriaha, the nineteen-year-old player who scored twice as his country lifted the prestigious title for the 1st time. They succeed in the England side from 2017. The Koreans are going to take a lead in Lodz at central Poland with as Lee Kang transformed the 5th-minute penalty given after the review from VAR. this was when Kim Se-Yun was fouled at the edge of the box.
Nevertheless, Ukraine managed to level up in the thirty-fourth minute and Supriaha turned and prodded when the defense by the Korean had failed for clearing a free-kick. Thereafter, the same player had given Ukraine an 8 minutes lead in the 2nd half as he fired from home. This was when Kim Hyun-woo inadvertently played into his path while he tried making the challenge. The Koreans were able to level as the header from Lee-Jae-ik had been saved by Andriy Lunin when the ball hit the post towards its way into safety. Ukraine went on to secure the minute title since the time when Heorhiy Tsitaishvili almost ran half of the field prior to finishing in the far corner.
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After missing the UEFA Nations League, it remains to be seen of Cristiano Ronaldo will be back in the starting lineup for Portugal’s home match against Ukraine. Portugal take on Ukraine in the first Euro 2020 qualifier. The defending champions were able to claim the first European Championship success in 2016 and this follows a string of good results for the national team that began in 1966. Portugal have been able to finish in the semifinals on two occasions, as the runner-up on one occasion, and winnerin the latest edition. Ukraine have their work cut out against this formidable record.
Ronaldo, though, will be the star of the show if he makes his appearance for Portugal. The Juventus star has the most number of appearances (154) for the Portuguese national team and he is also the national team’s top scorer with 85 goals. In his absence, Portugal do not seem to play as well as they can. After struggling for goals in his first few months at Juventus, Ronaldo has been in superior form over the last few weeks. He has been at his best especially in the Champions League. Manager Fernando Santos will be keen on having a player like Ronaldo in the team, but Portugal are expected to breeze past the group stages even without the experienced campaigner.
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Latest news from Italy reports that Roma are looking to bring in Ukranian midfielder RuslanMalinovskyi in the summer. The 25-year-old midfielder currently plays for Belgian side Genk and has been touted as one of the top talents in the Belgium Pro League.
According to the report Roma sporting director,Monchi has made contact with his representatives over a potential move. There have been speculations about the future of Monchi with the local media claiming that the Spaniard could be leaving at the end of the season.
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Europa League match of Arsenal to be held in Kiev as planned. The initial destination was Vorskla Poltava which has now been switched and is to be held in Kiev. There had been concerns before but now UEFA has confirmed about the go-ahead for the game.
The match between Arsenal and Ukraine in September had been a significant one where Pierre-Emerick Aubame yang scored for Arsenal. Europa League match of Arsenal versus Vorskla Poltava took place at Kiev ON Thursday. The move was decided by UEFA on Tuesday. They moved the game, belonging to Group E to the Butovsky stadium of Poltava which is 185 miles to the east of Kiev. The move was made due to security concerns that arose since martial law was introduced in the country. The country has been facing political turmoil with Russia having seized three ships of Ukraine and hence, martial law was announced by the country’s politicians for the areas vulnerable to attacks.
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Unai Emery continues with a good start at Arsenal with 8 wins from about 13 league games. Arsenal is known to have extended the undefeated run to seventeen games against Bournemouth securing a 2-1 win in Vitality Stadium.
It was almost ages ago that the Gunners was defeated by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge by 3-2. There have been many positives on the pitch, a significant number of a shareholder of Stan Kroenke has taken complete control of the club and has bought 30% stake of Alisher Usmanov of the club. Now, Ivan Gazidis has now left for AC Milan. As a matter of fact, Gunners are known to have announced the replacement as Raul Sanllehi along with Vinai Venkatesham. This is also when Aaron Ramsey seems to be all set to follow him out along with the midfielder out of contract at season end.
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During the playing career of AndriySchevchenko, he was able to mark his name in the history-books of the Italian outfit Ac.Milan after having spent 7 seasons in San Siro and managing to win the UEFA Champions League as well as various other pieces of silverware.
Goal of the year in the Serie A, Serie A top goal-scorer, Serie A Foreign Footballer of the year, these are just a few of the achievements that AndriySchevchenko was able to secure as the most successful period of his time was spent in Italy and he is regarded as one of the best players ever to wear the Ac.Milan jersey.
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Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has reportedly put an end to the speculation regarding his future. The Spain international has regularly been associated with a return to Barcelona but he has now refuted the speculation by citing that he has no plans of leaving the Gunners, who have made the footballer he is today.
He said:“I get asked about my future all the time and it’s crazy. A few years ago I signed a very long-term contract at this club and I have never said I want to play anywhere else because I’m very happy in London and playing for Arsenal.This club has made me who I am and the club who has given me the chance to be the footballer who I am today.I don’t want to be anywhere else.”
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Ukraine National Police have been conducting raids on football clubs in eleven regions as they carry out investigations into football match fixing, reports claim. The searches happened on the 26th of June as the economic crime arm of the National Police raided match organizers, former and current football players and other unit officials involved.
About a month ago, the Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov revealed that the police had setup an operation to look into organized crimes related to football. Of the 52 pro football sides, the police found about 70 per cent culpable.
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