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Ukraine's Dykan facing EURO heartbreak

Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 23.41CET
Ukraine keeper Andriy Dykan looks set to miss UEFA EURO 2012 after suffering a serious head injury during FC Spartak Moskva's 2-1 defeat by FC Zenit St Petersburg on Saturday.
Ukraine's Dykan facing EURO heartbreak
Andriy Dykan has made eight appearances for Ukraine ©Getty Images
 
Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 23.41CET

Ukraine's Dykan facing EURO heartbreak

Ukraine keeper Andriy Dykan looks set to miss UEFA EURO 2012 after suffering a serious head injury during FC Spartak Moskva's 2-1 defeat by FC Zenit St Petersburg on Saturday.

Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Dykan appears destined to miss UEFA EURO 2012 after sustaining a serious head injury during FC Spartak Moskva's 2-1 loss to FC Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier-Liga on Saturday.

The 34-year-old was injured in a collision with Zenit forward Aleksandr Kerzhakov and although he initially returned to the pitch after receiving medical attention, he had to be replaced 15 minutes later. Hospital tests showed he had suffered concussion and numerous fractures.

Capped eight times by Ukraine, Dykan was making his 32nd league appearance for Spartak this term and seemed certain to rival Olexandr Shovkovskiy for a place in the co-hosts' starting lineup at UEFA EURO 2012. Ukraine will play Sweden, France and England in Group D.

Last updated: 05/02/14 9.54CET

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