Ukrainian national futsal team at the European Championships: two silver medals and the end of a failed quarterfinal series

The Ukrainian national futsal team performed at the European Championship for the 12th time in history and finally overcame the quarterfinal stage.

Futsal European Championship

The UEFA European Futsal Championship was first held in 1996 and has been held every two years since 1999. The only exception was the period when, after the European Championship in Portugal in 2007, Hungary hosted the next championship in 2010. From 2018, the Euro has moved to the format of one tournament for four years.

The current European champion is the Portuguese national team, which won at the last two continental forums. The record for the number of titles is held by Spain, which became the strongest on the continent seven times.

Ukraine national team at the European Championships

The national team of Ukraine made its way to the final part of the European Championship immediately in 1996. That tournament was experimental, and only six teams took part in the decisive stage. Blue and yellow under the leadership of Gennady Lysenchuk took fifth place, beating the Netherlands in a face-to-face duel - 4: 3 OT.

The Ukrainians missed the next European Championship, losing in a key qualifying match to the Portuguese. Instead, in 2001 and 2003, the team achieved the greatest success in its history, winning silver twice.

In 2001, the Blue and Yellows took second place in the group and reached the semifinals, where they defeated the Italians - 3: 3 (5: 4). In the final, our team lost to the Spaniards with extra time 1: 2.

In 2003, the national team of Ukraine won the group, defeated the Czechs in the semifinals (5: 1) and in a decisive match for gold met with the Italians. The fate of the match was decided by the only ball of the Azzurri Squadron, and the Ukrainians won the second silver medal of the European Championship in history.

In the next championship, the blue and yellows reached the semifinals, where they lost to Spain (0: 5), and in the match for third place - Italy (1: 3). In 2007, the Ukrainians failed to leave the group, and in the next five championships invariably stopped in the quarterfinals. At this stage, our team lost to Azerbaijan, Croatia, Portugal, Serbia and Spain.

UEFA EURO 2022

In the group round of this year's continental championship, the blue and yellows lost to the Netherlands (2:3), defeated Serbia (6:1) and lost to Portugal0:1), but took second place in the quartet and made it to the playoffs. Oleksandr Kosenko's wards defeated Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals (5:3), lost to Russia in the semifinals2:3), and in the match for third place lost to Spain (1:4).

In total, in the finals of the European Championship, the Ukrainian national team played 42 matches, won 15, drew four times and lost 23 matches (108-111 goal difference).

Ukrainian national futsal team at the European Championships

Year

Result

1996

5 place

2001

2 place

2003

2 place

2005

4 place

2007

Group stage

2010

1/4

2012

1/4

2014

1/4

2016

1/4

2018

1/4

2022

4 place

The best player

Individually, the best player of the Ukrainian national team at the European Championships is Serhiy Koridze, who twice became the top scorer of the continental championship. In 2001 and 2003, Koridze scored seven goals each in the final of the European Championships.

The meeting between Ukraine and Portugal at the 2003 championship was a real highlight for Serhiy. The match ended with a score of 7: 4 in favor of the Ukrainians, and Koridze scored five times in one match, setting a European Championship record.

TOPIC NEWS
12.02.2022 12:01

Ukrainian goalkeeper Kyrylo Tsypun has joined the symbolic team of the best Euro 2022 futsal players

Goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine Kyrylo Tsypun joined the symbolic team of ...

09.02.2022 17:15

The national futsal team of Ukraine is switching to the selection of the 2024 World Cup

After the performance at Euro-2022, the national futsal team of Ukraine will prepare for ...

08.02.2022 17:37

The Ukrainian national futsal team is ranked eighth in the UEFA rankings

In the February ranking of national teams, updated by UEFA, the national team ...

07.02.2022 20:28

Fans met the Ukrainian national futsal team at Boryspil airport

On Monday, February 7, the national futsal team of Ukraine on ...

Subscribe to news