Ruslan Rotan: These two matches in Georgia gave us a lot of information

The head coach of the youth national team of Ukraine U-XNUMX, Ruslan Rotan, summed up the results of the friendly matches in Georgia.

The Ukraine U-XNUMX team completed its November training camp, during which it held friendly games with Israel (1:1) and Georgia (1:1). The head coach of the blue and yellow team, Ruslan Rotan, summed up the results of these matches, and also shared further plans for preparation for the final part of Euro-2023 (U-21).

"I believe that match with Georgians turned out to be quite informative and useful. We played against a good team that is also preparing for the European Championship.

In general, these two matches gave us a lot of information both about the nearest reserve and about the guys who will prepare for the Euros. We also reviewed the players who will be preparing for the next selection cycle. This training camp became a kind of seed from which a new team is born and another continues.

Today we have 14 debutants. It's very nice. I am glad that there are many boys who play abroad. As for their trip to the Euros, the door is open to everyone. The spring training camp is ahead of us, and the tournament starts in the summer. All the boys have time to show themselves, they have a chance to get to the European Championship.

On March 27, there is a preliminary agreement regarding an away friendly match with Italy. Regarding the second match, negotiations are underway, somewhere around the New Year we will decide on the opponent," said Ruslan Rotan.

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.

21.06.2023

Georgia — Portugal 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Belgium — Netherlands 19.00 (Tbilisi)

24.06.2023

Georgia — Belgium 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Portugal — Netherlands 19.00 (Tbilisi)

27.06.2023

Netherlands — Georgia 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Portugal — Belgium 19.00 (Tbilisi)

Group B: Romania, Spain, Ukraine, Croatia.

21.06.2023

Ukraine — Croatia 19.00 (Bucharest)

Romania — Spain 21.45 (Bucharest)

24.06.2023

Romania - Ukraine 19.00 (Bucharest)

Spain — Croatia 21.45 (Bucharest)

27.06.2023

Croatia — Romania 21.45 (Bucharest)

Spain - Ukraine 21.45 (Bucharest)

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

22.06.2023

Czech Republic — England 19.00 (Batumi)

Germany - Israel 19.00 (Kutaisi)

25.06.2023

Czech Republic — Germany 19.00 (Batumi)

England — Israel 19.00 (Kutaisi)

28.06.2023

England — Germany 19.00 (Batumi)

Israel — Czech Republic 19.00 (Kutaisi)

Group D: Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy.

22.06.2023

Norway — Switzerland 19.00 (Cluj-Napoca)

France — Italy 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)

25.06.2023

Switzerland — Italy 19.00 (Cluj-Napoca)

Norway — France 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)

28.06.2023

Switzerland — France 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)

Italy — Norway 21.45 (Cluj-Napoca)

Quarterfinals

01.07.2023

A1 — C2 19.00

B1 — D2 22.00

02.07.2023

C1 — A2 19.00

D1 — B2 22.00

Semifinals

05.07.2023

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

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

Final

08.07.2023

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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