October. Chronicle of events: obtaining wards of Andriy Shevchenko for Euro-2020 passes, successes of girls' national team and national futsal team

In October, a gift to all Ukrainian fans was made by the national team of the country. Andrey Shevchenko's team won the right to participate in Euro-2020 in excellent style, beating the current European champion - Portugal.

October 1-2. Ukraine's women's futsal team held two sparring sessions in Belgrade and Lazarevac against the Serbian national team. Both meetings culminated in a solid victory for Oleg Shaitanov's wards - 7:0 noon CEST and 5:0 noon CEST.

October 5. The national women's team played its second match in the Euro-2021 qualifying tournament. The rivals were again German - one of the best teams in the world. Like the month before in Lviv, in Aachen the advantage of two-time world champion over Natalia Zinchenko's team is reflected in eight "dry" balls.

October 5-6. The matches of the final stage of the All-Ukrainian veteran championship in the 45+ age category, dedicated to the memory of the outstanding footballer Viktor Kanevsky, took place in Cherry stadium in Cherry. The winner of the prestigious competition for the second time in a row became a team "Bukovina-Retro" from Chernivtsi.

October 2-8. Ukraine's WU-19 Youth National Team in the Netherlands participated in the qualification round for the Euro-2020. Blue and yellow gave way to Ireland - 0:2 noon CEST, the home team - 1:4 noon CEST and in the last match they beat Montenegro - 3:2 noon CEST. Valery Palamarchuk's wards finished third in their group and in the absentee competition of third places were fifth, which did not allow them to qualify for the elite round of selection.

October 8. The country's main women's national team also lost in its third selection match for Euro-2021. This time the contender was at our level - Ireland's national team. The game took place in Dublin and ended with a home win with the score 3:2 noon CEST. "Now we no longer have the right to make a mistake," - appreciated Natalia Zinchenko tournament position of her team after such a result.

October 9. To the House of Football at the invitation of the President of the Ukrainian Football Association, member of the UEFA Executive Committee Andriy Pavelko visited well-known public activist, film director, writer, screenwriter and devoted fan of the national team of Ukraine Oleg Sentsov. In an interview with the UAF president, Sentsov told about patriotic ultras from his native Crimea, how he was rooting for the main team of Ukraine in the Russian prison and whose football skills he was fond of as a child.

“It is a great honor for me personally and the Ukrainian Football Association to invite you and all the released Heroes of Ukraine to the match of the national team of Ukraine. We also maintain a good tradition of inviting combat veterans to such fights. We are proud of you! ” - stressed Andrey Pavelko in communication with the guest of honor.

October 8-10. Ukraine's U-19 national team preparing for the qualifying round in Bucharest and Kiev Euro-2020 (U-19) qualifying round, played two friendly matches with peers from Greece. In the first of these sparring wards Oleg Kuznetsov won - 2:1 noon CESTand in the second they played a draw - 0:0 noon CEST.

October 10. The Ukrainian national team in Romania suffered a second defeat in their third match in the Euro-2021 (U-21) qualifying tournament. Meeting bill - 3:0 noon CEST in favor of the Romanian "youth". The hosts secured this advantage at the end of the game, scoring three goals, starting with 75 minutes.

October 11. National team of Ukraine beat the Lithuanian team in Kharkiv - 2:0 noon CEST. Ruslan Malinowski scored on each goal. This victory was the fifth in a row in the Euro-2020 qualifying round for the Blue and Yellows and took Andrey Shevchenko's team a step further - to win the European Championship.

October 11-13. Two friendly matches with the Armenian peers were played by the U-17 youth team of Ukraine, which is about to start in qualification for Euro-2020. Alexander Petrakov's team didn't leave rivals in Bucha - 5:0 noon CEST and Kiev - 2:0 noon CEST.

October 11-13. In parallel with the national team a year later, the Armenian guys from the U-18 team, who went to visit their rival for this purpose, met twice with the Armenian guys. And here the Ukrainians were twice as strong - 5:1 noon CEST and 1:0 noon CEST in favor of the wards of Vladimir Yezersky.

October 11-14. Beach Soccer Team of Ukraine performed at the World Beach Games, where it lost all three of its matches in the group - the teams of Iran (4:5 noon CEST), Paraguay (4:5 noon CEST) and Senegal (5:7 noon CEST). Yevgeny Varenytsa's wards took the last place in the Quartet C of the group stage of competitions in Qatar.

October 14. Friendly match between the U-21 national teams of Greece and Ukraine ended with a away win in blue and yellow - 2:0 noon CEST. Scores scored on the account of Shaparenko and Rusyn.

14 October. On the Day of the Defender of Ukraine in Kiev at the National Palace of Culture. V. Bannikov took place final matches II Open Championship of Ukraine ATO Heroes. The top four teams from the 35 that took part in this year's tournament won the title. The quartet of winners was composed by FC "Kropyvnytskyi", "Cheetah" (Zaporozhye), GUNP (Zhytomyr) and "Zenit" (Zolotonosha).

Last year's winner of the championship - FC Kropyvnytskyi, who beat Zenit Zolotonosha - 7: 4, won the bronze medal. In the game for the first place Zaporozhye "Cheetah" defeated GUNP (Zhytomyr) - 3: 0 and for the first time became the triumphant of the Open Championship of Ukraine Heroes of the ATO.

October 14. To the House of Football came to visit members of the teams of BC Nikopol and RB "Yani Kapu" who were attacked and captured by Russian military in November 2018 - sailor Vladimir Varimez, senior sailors Vyacheslav Zinchenko and Andrei Oprysko. These and other sailors, at the invitation of the President of the Ukrainian Football Association, UEFA Executive Board member Andrei Pavelko, supported the national team on the same day against Portugal.

“These are extremely interesting people with strong character! We are proud of our brave sailors. We are always glad to see you at the House of Football and at the matches of the national team ”, - said Andriy Pavelko.

October 14. In the Football House there was a meeting Executive Committee of the Ukrainian Football Association. Among other issues, the main candidate for the final match of the Cup of Ukraine of the 2019/2020 season, previously scheduled for May 13, 2020, was identified. The members of the executive committee have previously supported the candidature of Ternopil, at which a high-level organizational match was held for the selection of the Ukraine-Hungary Women's World Championship (2-0).

But a decision was made to form a UAF commission that would look into all the details of the match. And only after her report will a final decision be approved.

October 14. The main match of the autumn for Ukrainian football took place at NSC "Olympic". The Ukrainian national team played against the current European champions, the Portuguese, in the next Euro qualifying tournament. After the first half, the home side held the score - 2-0 thanks to Yaremchuk and Yarmolenko. In the second 45 minutes, the visitors narrowed the gap after a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo from the 11-meter. In addition, the blue and yellows spent the last 20 minutes in the minority due to Stepanenko's removal. However, the referee's final whistle recorded a historic one victory of the Ukrainian national team - 2: 1. Andriy Shevchenko's team guaranteed a first place in the group and a pass for Euro-2020 in advance!

“I saw real lions in the field. In appreciating this selection cycle that we went through together, I can thank the football players for the impact and the play they have shown, ”- summed up performances of his wards Andrey Shevchenko.

And UEFA President, UEFA Executive Committee member Andrei Pavelko, commenting on the success of the national team in the selection, said: “Of course, the guys and the coaching staff are good guys. It was important on that day, Defender of Ukraine Day, to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers and those who were in the stadium. These are combat veterans, a family of heroes, freed from captivity sailors and activists, including Oleg Sentsov. I think their strong energy was passed on to our players and added strength.

There was a lot of pressure before qualifying for the UAF. Many did not believe in the coaching talent of Andriy Shevchenko. But the result showed that everything was done right. I knew and was sure that everything would turn out for Shevchenko. ”

October 19-21. U-16 U-XNUMX team played two friendly matches with local peers in Tbilisi. Sergiy Nagornyak's wards were twice as strong - 2:1 noon CEST and 3:0 noon CEST.

October 20-26. Ukrainian WU-17 national team in Serbia participated in Euro-2020 qualification tournament. In the first match, Sergiy Sapronov's wives gave way to the host team (2:4 noon CEST), in the second - draw with the Czech national team (1:1 noon CEST), and in the third - broke up peace with Georgia (1:1 noon CEST). The Ukrainian girls finished third in their quartet and ranked among the top four third teams of 11 groups. This allowed the blue and yellow to get a permit for the elite round, which matches will take place next spring, and draw - November 29 this year.

October 24-27. The Futsal Ukraine national team in Northern Macedonia took part in the main selection round for the 2020 World Cup. After the victory over Kosovo (7:1 noon CEST) and a draw with Slovenia (2:2 noon CEST) the wards of Alexander Kosenko beat the hosts of the group (5:1 noon CEST) and took second place in the group to win the elite round, the draw of which will be held on November 7.

October 30. Were played duels 1/8 finals of the Cup of Ukraine-2019/2020. The standout of this stage of the tournament was the confrontation Shakhtar and Dynamo, which ended in favor of Kiev in extra time - 2: 1.

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