The traditional Cup of the Unconquered took place under the auspices of the UAF for the Day of Defenders of Ukraine

Today, October 14, on the Day of Defenders of Ukraine at the STC. V. Bannikov on the initiative of the Ukrainian Football Association held the third draw of the Unconquered Cup.

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Four teams from different regions of the country took part in the tournament. The teams are formed of ATO and OOS veterans who were seriously injured during combat missions in eastern Ukraine. These are FC "Volyn YES" (Lutsk), FC "Cherkasy Cossacks" (Cherkasy), the national team of Kyiv and a specially invited team of DShV (Zhytomyr), which performed out of competition. The winner of the Unconquered Cup was determined in a single-round tournament, the matches of which were held in the format of two halves of 15 minutes each.

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The winners of the tournament for the third time in a row were the players of the Volyn YES team from Lutsk. President of UAF, member of UEFA Executive Committee Andriy Pavelko, first vice-presidents of UAF Oleksiy Mykhailychenko and Vadym Kostyuchenko, adviser-commissioner of the President of Ukraine for rehabilitation of combatants Vadym Svyridenko came to congratulate them and all participants of the competition on the Day of Defenders of Ukraine.

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"As on the battlefield, our military demonstrates courage, endurance and uncompromisingness on the football field. That's why watching their game is a pleasure! It is even more fun to invite soldiers to this and other tournaments, to national team matches, to help wounded defenders at the Main Military Clinical Hospital, which is located next to the UAF, and members of their families. It is a great honor for me personally and for the entire football community. I am infinitely grateful to all the heroes for your daily feat and protection of the peaceful sky over Ukraine! ” - Andrey Pavelko noted following the results of competitions.

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UAF leaders presented special awards, medals and gifts to all participants of the tournament. Footballers in three nominations were awarded separately. The best player of the tournament was Bohdan Seredenko (Kyiv), the best goalkeeper was Volodymyr Yukhymyuk (Volyn YES), and the best scorer was Volodymyr Shemulyansky (Kyiv).

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The main purpose of this and other tournaments with the participation of military and combat veterans is to provide support and assistance to the defenders of Ukraine in undergoing psychological and social rehabilitation after returning from the war. The Ukrainian Football Association is a reliable partner of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and veterans of hostilities, supports and will continue to support all social projects in which the defenders of our state are involved.


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We will remind that earlier heads of UAF also congratulated on the Day of Defenders of Ukraine Tickets for the Ukraine-Bosnia and Herzegovina match, which took place on October 80, were handed over to servicemen of the 12th ODSHBR in Lviv and among other gifts. The family of the deceased Hero of Ukraine Andriy Kyzyl was also invited to this match.

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