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UEFA EURO: Ukraine - Austria Match press kits

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UkraineUkraineNational Arena Bucharest - BucharestMonday 21 June 2021
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Group C - Matchday 3
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Match background Only this chapter

Two recent co-hosts come face to face in the final round of Group C games as Ukraine take on Austria at Bucharest's Arena Națională.

• Austria co-hosted UEFA EURO 2008 with Switzerland, their first appearance in a UEFA European Championship; four years later, Ukraine made their own EURO debut as joint hosts alongside Poland.

Previous meetings
• This is only the sides' third fixture, and a first competitive meeting.

• The teams' only previous matches were friendlies in the 2011/12 season, with both decided in the final seconds of the contest.

• Ukraine won the first 2-1 at the Arena Lviv on 15 November 2011, Marko Dević scoring a 90th-minute winner 19 minutes after an Oleksandr Kucher own goal had cancelled out Artem Milevskiy's 18th-minute opener.

• On 1 June the following year – in Ukraine's penultimate warm-up for UEFA EURO 2012 – Austria ran out 3-2 winners in Innsbruck. After Zlatko Junuzović had given the home side an early lead at the Tivoli Stadion, Oleh Gusev's 56th-minute equaliser sparked a run of three goals in ten minutes. The Ukrainian struck again in the 65th minute after Marko Arnautović had restored Austria's advantage, but it was Arnautović who would settle the outcome with the final goal a minute from time.

EURO facts: Ukraine
• Having never featured in a UEFA European Championship before co-hosting the 2012 edition with Poland, this is Ukraine's third successive appearance in the final tournament.

• Before Matchday 1 Ukraine had lost five of their six EURO matches, the exception a 2-1 defeat of Sweden in their opening UEFA EURO 2012 fixture. Andriy Shevchenko, now head coach, scored twice in Kyiv – Ukraine's only EURO finals goals.

• A team coached by Mykhailo Fomenko finished bottom of Group C at UEFA EURO 2016, losing to Germany, Northern Ireland (both 0-2) and Poland (0-1).

• Shevchenko's side finished top of Group B in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 20 points from their eight games – three more than holders Portugal.

• Ukraine remained unbeaten in qualifying, winning six and drawing two. They are one of five sides to not lose a game in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries, along with Belgium, Italy – who both won all their fixtures – Spain and Denmark.

• This is the first time Ukraine have qualified for a EURO directly; after co-hosting in 2012, they beat Slovenia in the play-offs to reach the 2016 event.

• Ukraine had never played in Bucharest before taking on North Macedonia there on Matchday 2. Indeed, this is only their third game in Romania, following a 4-1 friendly loss to the home side at the Stadionul Gheorghe Hagi in Constanţa on 27 March 2002.

EURO facts: Austria
• This is Austria's third EURO finals appearance, all in the last 12 years. Having appeared as co-hosts at UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to win in three games, they qualified for the tournament for the first time for UEFA EURO 2016 but again bowed out without recording a victory.

• Austria's record in EURO final tournaments before Matchday 1 was therefore D2 L4 F2 A7.

• At UEFA EURO 2016, Austria finished bottom of Group F, losing to Hungary (0-2) and Iceland (1-2) either side of a goalless draw against eventual champions Portugal.

• Austria's greatest achievement is a third-place finish at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in neighbouring Switzerland. They last qualified for a World Cup in 1998, when the tournament was staged in France.

• Before Matchday 1, Austria had not won a game at a major finals since a 2-1 defeat of the United States in the 1990 World Cup group stage.

• Franco Foda's side booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 as Group G runners-up behind Poland, winning six of their ten qualifiers (D1 L3). They lost their first two matches and, with their finals place already secured, the last, 1-0 in Latvia.

• Before taking on North Macedonia on Matchday 1, Austria's record in their two matches in Bucharest was D1 L1. They lost 4-0 to Romania there in qualifying for the 1988 UEFA European Championship, before a 1-1 draw against the same opponents in the 2010 World Cup preliminaries; both those games were played at the Stadionul Steaua, meaning this is their second fixture at the Arena Națională.

• Having also drawn 1-1 in Craiova in a 1972 friendly, their only other away game against Romania, Austria had never won in the country before UEFA EURO 2020.

Links and trivia
• Has played in Ukraine:
Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv 2013–16)

• Has played in Austria:
Yevgen Cheberko (LASK 2020–)

• Have played together:
Serhiy Sydorchuk, Evgen Makarenko, Andriy Yarmolenko & Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv 2013–16)
Roman Bezus & Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv 2013–14)
Mykyta Burda, Vitaliy Buyalskiy, Artem Kravets & Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv, 2014–16)
Júnior Moraes & Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv 2015/16)
Artem Besedin, Roman Yaremchuk, Viktor Tsygankov & Aleksandar Dragović (Dynamo Kyiv 2016)
Yevhen Konoplyanka & Alessandro Schöpf (Schalke 2016–19)
Andriy Yarmolenko & Marko Arnautović (West Ham 2018/19)
Bohdan Mykhaylichenko & Peter Žulj (Anderlecht 2020–)
Yevhen Makarenko & Peter Žulj (Anderlecht 2019)

• Stefan Lainer provided an assist in Borussia Mönchengladbach's 6-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 3 November 2020; Marlos, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko and Júnior Moraes all played for the home side in Kyiv.

• Yarmolenko scored for Dynamo Kyiv in a 2-2 draw at Rapid Wien in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Marlos scored in both legs as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Rapid 3-2 on aggregate in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League play-offs.

• Marlos had also been on target in Metalist Kharkiv's 4-1 defeat of Salzburg in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg, with Martin Hinteregger recording an own goal; Marlos provided an assist in Metalist's 4-0 first-leg win.

• David Alaba provided an assist as Bayern München beat a Shakhtar team including Andriy Pyatov, Taras Stepanenko and Serhiy Kryvtsov 7-0 in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg.

• Hinteregger's goal helped Eintracht Frankfurt to a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar in Kharkiv in the 2018/19 Europa League round of 32 first leg.


Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Ukraine

2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
Ukraine v Sweden, 11/06/12

Final tournament defeat
three times, most recently Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 16/06/16

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Ukraine v Serbia, 07/06/19

Qualifying defeat
Croatia v Ukraine, 25/03/95

Final tournament appearances
6: Yevhen Khacheridi
Yevhen Konoplyanka
6: Andriy Pyatov
6: Andriy Yarmolenko
4: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

Final tournament goals
2: Andriy Shevchenko

Overall appearances
Andriy Pyatov
29: Andriy Shevchenko
28: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
25: Olexandr Shovkovskiy
24: Oleg Luzhny
23: Yevhen Konoplyanka
22: Andriy Yarmolenko
21: Andriy Voronin
19: Oleh Gusev
19: Andriy Gusin

Overall goals
Andriy Shevchenko
7: Andriy Yarmolenko
5: Tymerlan Huseynov
5: Serhiy Rebrov
4: Oleh Gusev
4: Yevhen Konoplyanka
4: Roman Yaremchuk


UEFA European Championship records: Austria

2016 – group stage
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – last 16
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win

Final tournament defeat
Austria v Hungary, 14/06/16

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Austria v San Marino, 28/04/99

Qualifying defeat
9-0: Spain v Austria, 27/03/99

Final tournament appearances
5: Martin Harnik
4: Christian Fuchs
4: Sebastian Prödl
3: 16 players

Final tournament goals
Ivica Vastic
1: Alessandro Schöpf

Overall appearances
Marko Arnautović
28: Julian Baumgartlinger
26: Aleksandar Dragović
24: David Alaba
24: Christian Fuchs
23: Martin Harnik
21: Bruno Pezzey
20: Andreas Herzog
20: Friedrich Koncilia
20: Toni Polster

Overall goals
Toni Polster
13: Marko Arnautović
Marc Janko
9: Hans Krankl
8: Walter Schachner
6: Andreas Herzog
Ivica Vastic



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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