Kutsev names familiar Ukraine squad

Ukraine coach Anatoliy Kutsev have named a familiar squad for their play-off against Iceland at home on Saturday and away next Thursday though the injured Iya Andrushchak is missing.

Anatoliy Kutsev, the Ukraine coach
Anatoliy Kutsev, the Ukraine coach ©Pavel Kubanov

Ukraine coach Anatoliy Kutsev have named a familiar squad for their UEFA Women's EURO 2013 play-off against Iceland at home on Saturday and away next Thursday.

The main absentee is forward Iya Andrushchak, whose long-term injury also kept her out of the wins in Belarus and Finland last month as Ukraine ensured a play-off place after a tough group campaign. Kutsev will hope to a similar outcome as four years ago when Ukraine beat Slovenia to earn a first finals campaign in Finland.

Ukraine squad
Goalkeepers: Iryna Zvarych (Luton Town LFC), Kateryna Samson (WFC Zvezda-2005 Perm), Iryna Sanina (WFC Kharkiv)

Defenders: Valentyna Kotyk (FK Mordovochka Saransk), Iryna Vasylyuk (FK Mordovochka Saransk), Alla Lyshafay (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk), Olha Basanska (Ryazan-VDV), Olena Khodyreva (Naftokhimik Kalush), Maryna Masalska (WFC Kharkiv)

Midfielders: Tetyana Chorna (FC Rossiyanka), Vira Dyatel (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk), Lyudmyla Pekur (Ryazan-VDV), Valeriya Aloshycheva (Ryazan-VDV), Olha Boychenko (Naftokhimik Kalush), Daryna Apanaschenko (WFC Zvezda-2005 Perm), Nadezhda Khovanska (Ryazan-VDV).

Forwards: Yulia Kornievets (FK Mordovochka Saransk), Tetyana Romanenko (WFC Kubanochka), Olha Ovdiychuk (WFC Kharkiv), Daryna Vorontsova (WFC Kubanochka).