The National Team of Ukraine held its first training session in Kyiv as part of the October gathering

Due to the fact that the players came from their clubs in different physical conditions, training was not associated with serious physical and game load.

To whom a tennis ball and to whom - a fartle

To begin with, head coach Andriy Shevchenko gathered a team in the center circle, explaining the nature of today's work. After a general warm-up, the team split into groups. The football players who played on Sunday, and most of them, immediately formed threes and twos to play tennis.

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At the same time, four players who did not play yesterday or played very little (Rakitsky, Zinchenko, Sidorchuk and Artem Kravets) were engaged for 15 minutes under the guidance of physical training coach Ivan Bashtov. Running work, which included a four-minute fartlek (interval running at different tempo), was designed to maintain the functional state of players who did not have enough game load.

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After that, the four split into two duets and knocked the ball over the net.

Two Tailors and six other Legionnaires

After the departure of the injured Buyalsky and Besedin and the joining of Artem Kravts, whom Andrey Shevchenko summoned today, there are 16 players in the Kiev camp. As we have already reported, another Kravets - Vasyl, will fly to Kiev the next night. The rest of the legionnaires will join the national team already in Genoa.

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Holidays for Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko did not take part in today's training. One of the leaders of the national team needs a little rest due to the tone of the drive muscle. Yarmolenko plays painkillers for a long time, so two or three days of individual training will allow his body to get the necessary relaxation in order to be ready to go to the League of Nations match with the Czech Republic. Tomorrow morning, the national team will leave the Alfavito Hotel in Sofia at 12.20 to fly to its first destination, the capital of the Italian province of Liguria - Genoa.

Oleksandr Glyvynskyy, spokesman for the national team of Ukraine

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