Ukraine coach Mykhailo Fomenko has named a 25-man squad for the qualifiers against Belarus and Slovakia. Shakhtar Donetsk’s 19-year-old midfielder Viktor Kovalenko is called up for the first time.
Goalkeepers: Denys Boyko (Dnipro), Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nikita Shevchenko (Zorya Luhansk)
Defenders: Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kyiv), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Andriy Pilyavskiy (Zorya Luhansk), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Artem Fedetskiy (Dnipro)
Midfielders: Denys Garmash (Dynamo Kyiv), Oleh Gusev (Dynamo Kyiv), Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla), Maxim Malyshev (Shakhtar Donetsk), Mykola Morozyuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro), Serhiy Rybalka (Dynamo Kyiv), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Kairat Almaty), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
Forwards: Pylyp Budkivskiy (Zorya Luhansk), Artem Kravets (Dynamo Kyiv), Yevhen Seleznyov (Dnipro)
Mykhailo Fomenko, Ukraine coach
The game ended well for us, although it wasn't easy. But even if Luxembourg had scored in the first half, the score would have been 3-1. Special thanks to all my players, because they found enough strength and character for this game. We knew that it would be hard.
Luxembourg's players were trying to give their coach a great birthday present. That's why I want to thank my team, who played till the very end despite not having the same reason to be motivated. Thanks as well to our fans: we felt and heard their great support.
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