U-21: the youth national team of Ukraine drew with the Israeli team in the control match in Tbilisi

As part of preparations for the Euro-2023 (U-21) final tournament, the youth national team of Ukraine played a control match against the Israeli team in Tbilisi.

Today, November 19, Ruslan Rotan's wards held the first Georgian sparring session. In Tbilisi, our team faced another participant of the final tournament of the European Youth Championship - Israel. For various reasons, the composition of the blue and yellow was experimental.

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Already in the 2nd minute, the Ukrainians took the lead - after a standard pass from the right wing, the ball flew to Kucheryavoy, who powerfully shot into the near corner. The blue-yellow team had the initiative, later Kashchuk made a dangerous shot from the penalty line into the area.

Gradually, the Israelis managed to equalize the game and even conduct a small assault at the end of the first half. In the 45th minute, our boys responded with an attack from the left flank with a shot to the center, but the goalkeeper saved the opponents again.

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After the break, the opponents of the blue-yellow team added significantly, taking the game under their control. The Israelis scored several shots, including Mazal's header over the crossbar. The situation for our team became complicated in the 69th minute, when Kulakovsky, a few moments after coming on as a substitute, earned a straight red card for a dangerous tackle.

Almost immediately after the elimination, the opponents managed to win back. In the 71st minute, Fesyun unsuccessfully cleared the ball, then fouled himself in the penalty area, and Shahar converted the penalty. After that, the Israelis continued to press. So, in the 84th minute, after a wing pass, Buganim almost hit the top corner. However, in the end the score remained unchanged - 1:1.

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Now, on November 21, our team will meet with the youth national team of Georgia. The match will take place at Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium in Gori, 60 km from the Georgian capital.

Friendly match of national teams

Ukraine (U-21) — Israel (U-21) — 1:1 (1:0)

Goals: Kucheryavyi (2) — Shahar (71, with a penalty).

Ukraine (U-21): Fesyun, Roman (Kuzyk, 19), Talovyerov (k), Farina, Lyakh, Sapuga (Zhelizko, 68), Kucheryavy, Mykhaylenko, Kashchuk, Honcharuk (Kulakovsky, 68), Bragaru.

Substitutions: Kinareykin, Tvardovskyi, Bunchukov, Yakuba, Slyusar.

Head coach: Ruslan Rotan.

Israel (U-21): Keouf, Jaber (Madmoun, 81), Melamud, Cohen (k) (Lemkin, 65), Handelman (Blorian, 65), Bar (Shalata, 81), Mouzy (Hofmeister, 46), Mazal (Bouganim, 65), Noah Itamar (Houry, 65), Hagag, Shahar (Gottlieb, 81).

Substitutions: Niron, Gliklich, Healf.

Head coach: Guy Luzon.

Referee: Goga Kikacheishvili (Georgia).

Booked: Handelman (26), Cohen (51).

Sent off: Kulakovsky (69, U).

November 19. Tbilisi Tbilisi Sea Technical Center Stadium.

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Let's add that according to the results of the Euro-2023 (U-21) draw, which had happened On October 18, Ukraine got into group B, where they face Romania, Spain and Croatia. Our team will begin its journey with a match against Croatia, which takes place on June 21 next year in Bucharest, Romania.

Euro-2023 (U-21). Calendar

Group Round

Group A: Georgia, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands.


Georgia — Portugal 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Belgium — Netherlands 19.00 (Tbilisi)


Georgia — Belgium 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Portugal — Netherlands 19.00 (Tbilisi)


Netherlands — Georgia 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Portugal — Belgium 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Group B: Romania, Spain, Ukraine, Croatia.


Ukraine — Croatia 19.00 (Bucharest)

Romania — Spain 21.45 (Bucharest)


Romania - Ukraine 19.00 (Bucharest)

Spain — Croatia 21.45 (Bucharest)


Croatia — Romania 21.45 (Bucharest)

Spain - Ukraine 21.45 (Bucharest)

Group C: Czech Republic, England, Germany, Israel.


Czech Republic — England 19.00 (Batumi)

Germany - Israel 19.00 (Kutaisi)


Czech Republic — Germany 19.00 (Batumi)

England — Israel 19.00 (Kutaisi)


England — Germany 19.00 (Batumi)

Israel — Czech Republic 19.00 (Kutaisi)

Group D: Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy.


Norway — Switzerland 19.00 (Cluj-Napoca)

France — Italy 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)


Switzerland — Italy 19.00 (Cluj-Napoca)

Norway — France 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)


Switzerland — France 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)

Italy — Norway 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)



A1 — C2 19.00

B1 — D2 22.00


C1 — A2 19.00

D1 — B2 22.00



Winner of quarter-final 1 - winner of quarter-final 3 19.00

Winner of quarter-final 2 - winner of quarter-final 4 22.00



Winner of semi-final 1 - winner of semi-final 2 19.00

The match start time for Kiev is specified.

Four stadiums in Romania (two in Cluj-Napoca and two in Bucharest) and four in Georgia (in Batumi, Kutaisi and two in Tbilisi) will host the matches of the tournament with the participation of 16 national teams. The opening match will take place in Romania, and the final - in Georgia.

The three best teams of Euro 2023 (except France and England) will receive tickets to the 2024 Olympic Games.

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