Team analysis



Ukraine Under-17 squad
1Vadym Soldatenko28/05/1996Goalkeeper808080 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
3Valeriy Luchkevych11/01/1996Midfield74*80*80 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya (UKR)
4Bogdan Kuksenko11/02/1996Midfield808080 FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
5Pavlo Makohon25/09/1996Midfield8080 FC Karpaty Lviv (UKR)
6Ihor Kyryukhantsev29/01/1996Defender80 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
7Nutsu Ardelyan18/06/1996Forward 4+ RUFK Kyiv (UKR)
8Pavlo Orikhovskiy13/05/1996Midfield26+ FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
9Andriy Boryachuk23/04/1996Forward8071*39+ FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
10Beka Vachiberadze05/03/1996Midfield8080801 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
11Viktor Tsygankov15/11/1997Midfield8041*801 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
12Dmytro Bezruk30/03/1996Goalkeeper FC Chornomorets Odesa (UKR)
13Olexandr Osman18/04/1996Defender80 80 FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
14Stanislav Shtanenko05/02/1996Defender8080 UFK Lviv (UKR)
15Danylo Knysh03/03/1996Midfield6+1+76* FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
16Pavlo Lukyanchuk19/05/1996Defender808080 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
17Oleksandr Zinchenko15/12/1996Defender808080 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
19Ihor Yarovoy08/04/1996Defender 9+ FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
20Maxym Tretyakov06/03/1996Midfield54*39+41* FC Dnipro (UKR)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Olexandr Holovko
I was only happy with the first halves of the three games we played, but participation was a huge plus for Ukrainian football. It was a school for the players. We worked hard and tried to compensate for shortcomings in technique with will-to-win and athletic qualities but results are not always good. We have all the conditions to be successful at youth level and the lads have been at academies for ten years. This tournament was equal to those ten years in terms of gathering experience.

Ukraine team analysis

Ukraine team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with interchanging wingers supporting lone striker

• Mix of direct passing to front; build-up through midfield; solo actions in final third

• Extensive use of diagonal balls and penetrating passes behind defence

• Good balance between screening midfielders Bogdan Kuksenko (No4) and Beka Vachiberadze (No10)

• Vachiberadze key in build-up; Olexandr Zinchenko (No17) creative support striker

• Deep defensive block with fast attack-to-defence transitions

• Strong team spirit, tactical awareness, fitness, mental strength, 1 v 1 ability