Valery Palamarchuk: "The national team of Ukraine WU-19 deservedly remained among the best teams of Euro-2022"

Youth women's national team of Ukraine returned from the Netherlands, where she competed in the group tournament of League A of the European Championship.

- All our strongest players went to the Land of Tulips today, - said the head coach of the Ukrainian national team WU-19 Valery Palamarchuk in a comment to the official website of the UAF. - We coped with the most important task, extending the residence permit among the best teams on the continent.

- According to the calendar, the Ukrainians at the start had to'clarify relations with housewives, whom most experts called the favorites of the group tournament…

- You know, to be honest, it didn't matter to us who to start with, because the other participants took much higher places in the rankings. The only thing that worried us was that we didn't have any information about the hostess, who their leaders were, and what style they played. That's why there was nothing left but to set up the girls to play their football: to closely guard the rivals on the approaches to their penalty area, to run out on counterattacks at the first opportunity. And in general, in my opinion, we did not deserve such a crushing defeat - 1: 4.

- And there was no lack of information about the next opponents, Scots,?

- We already knew that five representatives of this team are playing in the English Championship, after all, we had a video of the opening match of the British with the Austrians. First of all, it was important not to lose. I will pay tribute to the wards - even after missing immediately after the break, they did not panic, tried to play the pass, and it was after a well-played multi-pass Julia Khrystyuk in the 90th minute leveled the score - 1: 1. If we gave in, it would be unfair.

- In the final round, the Ukrainians met with the Austrians, who, thanks to two victories in a row, have already secured first place. Did it somehow affect the mood of rivals?

- No, they acted in their inherent attacking style, harshly met when losing the ball. However, we managed to give them a fight. By the way, on the eve of the last match the girls' national team of Ukraine, football players of the national team Heorhiy Bushchan, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Andriy Pyatov wished to show their best qualities to the girls in a video message. This was a great help. And although the Austrians had a territorial advantage, we responded to each of their attacks with a counterattack. It's a pity that the rivals were allowed to score under the curtain of the match. However, as it turned out soon, the defeat with a minimum score allowed us to finish third in additional indicators and stay in League A, because in a parallel match, the Scots lost to the hosts.

- Who would you mention among the wards?

- I will not do it, we were a strong team, showing fighting spirit.

- Who helped you in the Netherlands?

- Coach Volodymyr Levchuk, analyst Valery Bahur, administrator Hennadiy Hora and doctors Maryna Elshova and Vitaliy Tilian.

- What's next?

- At the end of November there will be a draw, and we will find out who will be our rivals in the group tournament of the second round. At the same time, the host country will become known.

Euro-2022 (WU-19). League A. Group 1


Austria - Scotland - 1: 0

Netherlands - Ukraine - 4: 1


Scotland - Ukraine - 1: 1

Netherlands - Austria - 0: 1


Ukraine - Austria - 0: 1

Scotland - Netherlands - 0: 3










































Tournament format

The first round determines which teams will rise higher in the league and which will fall lower in the league before the second round, which will take place in the spring of 2022. The seeding of participants before the draw of the second round will depend on which places in their teams the teams will take in the first round.

Reaching the top league

From League B to League A: six group winners and the best second team.

Relegation to league lower league

From League A to League B: seven fourth teams in their groups.

The draw for the second round will take place at the end of 2021. Following the results of the spring matches, seven winners of League A groups will join the Czech national team in the final stage, which will take place from June 27 to July 9, 2022. There will also be a transition of teams between leagues, which will be relevant for the first round of the European Championship-2022/2023.

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