U-21: Ukraine drew with Georgia in friendly match

As part of preparations for the final tournament of Euro-2023 (U-21), the youth national team of Ukraine held a friendly match with the Georgian team in the city of Gori.

On Saturday, November 19, the blue-yellow team played the first of two control matches scheduled for the current meeting in Tbilisi, drawing with Israel — 1:1.

And already today, November 21, at the Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium in Gori, 60 km from the Georgian capital, the Ukrainians held a sparring match with the Georgian youth team. It should be noted that our opponent is also a participant of Euro-2023 (U-21) - in the role of the host.

Ruslan Rotan on the eve of the match faced with a difficult personnel situation. Among those who appeared in the starting lineup for the game against Israel, only Lyakh and Kashchuk kept their place in the starting lineup.

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The start of the match turned out to be equal, for the Georgians, Gulyashvili scored with a shot in the area, as part of our team, Kashchuk broke into the penalty area and shot dangerously. However, gradually the hosts took the initiative, and the blue-yellow team had a lot of mistakes in their own half of the field.

Yes, Kinareykin had to save our team after the shots of Gagua, Nika Horkheli, Gulyashvili, Mekvabishvili hit the crossbar from the standard, another dangerous shot from the penalty line was scored by the same Gulyashvili. The Ukrainians responded only with an inaccurate long-range attempt from Kulakovsky.

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After the break, our boys acted much more disciplined, started to create chances near other people's goals. At first, Kashchuk used a wing pass, but could not beat Kutaladze. And in the 63rd minute, the Ukrainians took the lead - Kashchuk played with Krasnopir at the entrance to the penalty area and shot from the right into the far corner.

However, soon the Georgians fought back - Hvadagiani hit a powerful long-range shot right into the corner. In the last minutes of the meeting, the teams had few chances and could not change the score of the tie. 1:1. On this note, the November collection for Ruslan Rotany's wards has been completed.

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Friendly match of national teams

Georgia (U-21) - Ukraine (U-21) - 1: 1 (0: 0)

Goals: Khvadagiani (70) — Kashchuk (63).

Georgia (U-21): Kutaladze, Gelashvili, Kalandadze, Khvadagiani, Azarov, Mekvabishvili (k), Gulyashvili (Potshveriya, 90+2), Gagua (L. Khorkheli, 90+2), Maisuradze (Kapanadze, 74), N. Khorkheli (Kvernadze, 58) , Gagnidze (Mamageishvili, 74).

Substitutions: Megrelishvili, Osikmashvili, Sigua, Lomtadze, Jinjolava.

Head coach: Ramaz Svanadze.

Ukraine (U-21): Kinareykin (Tvardovskyi, 46), Kuzyk (Faryna, 79), Slyusar, Yakuba, Lyakh, Bunchukov (Mykhaylenko, 46), Zhelizko (k), Kulakovsky (Sapuga, 66), Kashchuk, Krasnopir (Honcharuk, 84), Sigeev ( Kucheryavy, 66).

Substitution: Fashion

Head coach: Ruslan Rotan.

Referee: Iraklii Kvirikashvili (Georgia).

Nov. 21. Mountains Tengiz Burjanadze 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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