WU-17: the girls' national team of Ukraine defeated Latvia and entered League A of the European Championship qualifiers

Today, March 6, the women's national team of Ukraine WU-17 played the second match of the second round of Euro-2023 selection in Bulgaria.

After the victory in the first match, against the Bulgarian team (2: 1), Serhiy Sapronov's wards met with the Latvian national team today.

There was no hard fight in this meeting. Already in the first half, our girls scored twice against the opponents: an own goal scored by Linda Mergup-Cartwright, plus Lydia Zaborovets made no mistake from the 11-meter mark.

After the break, the Ukrainians upset the goalkeeper of the Latvian national team three more times. Kateryna Yuzva, Maryna Ptitsyna and Diana Borovska set the final result of the match — 5:0.

Thus, the national team of Ukraine WU-17 secured first place in group B6 and, accordingly, entry into League A of the next cycle, Euro-2024. 

Euro-2023 (WU-17). Second round. Group B6


Bulgaria - Ukraine - 1: 2


Ukraine (WU-17) — Latvia (WU-17) — 5:0 (2:0)

Goals: Mergup-Cartwright (14, own goal), Zaborovets (45+1, from penalty), Yuzva (56), Ptitsyna (78), Borovska (88).

Ukraine (WU-17): Snigur, Vershniak, Zaborovets, Krasnoborodko (Kadyra, 82), Shevtsova (Medved, 89), Astakhova, Yuzva (Stakhniuk, 82), Borovska, Ptitsyna, Marceniuk (Novoselska, 89), Ignatenko (Zhygadlo, 86).     

Latvia (WU-17): Matrevitsa, Augustane (Baltrushaite, 80), Buldure, Mergup-Cartwright, Upite, Harancha, Hlushchuk (Jaunslaviete, 46), Preere (Punga, 74), Steinberg (Lashkova, 74), Brazauska, Tsipola (Dzene, 65).

Booked: Ignatenko (65), Ptitsyna (90+1) — Augustane (45+1), Harancha (90+1).


    І В Н П М О
1  Ukraine 2 2 0 0 7-1 6
2  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1-2 0
3  Latvia 1 0 0 1 0-5 0


Latvia — Bulgaria (14.30:XNUMX p.m.)

Euro-2023 (WU-17). Second round

League A

Group A1: Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Romania.

Group A2: England, Norway, Belgium, Croatia.

Group A3: Germany, Portugal, Hungary, North Macedonia.

Group A4: Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia.

Group A5: Ireland, France, Italy, Kosovo.

Group A6: Spain, Denmark, Serbia, Belarus.

Group A7: Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Wales.

League B.

Group B1: Greece, Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Moldova.

Group B2: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Montenegro.

Group B3: Scotland, Israel, Georgia.

Group B4: Iceland, Luxembourg, Albania.

Group B5: Northern Ireland, Turkey, Armenia.

Group B6: Ukraine, Latvia, Bulgaria.

Teams in League B, including those relegated after the autumn stage from League A, in six groups (two with four participants, four with three) fight for tickets to the first round of League A of the next draw. They will be awarded to the winners of the groups, as well as to the best second team. 

We will remind you that the women's national team of Ukraine is in its group of the first round took it last place and relegated to League B.

In League A, 28 teams play in seven groups, including seven national teams that were promoted from League B following the results of the first round. The seven group winners from the second round of the A-League (and the best runner-up if Estonia finishes first in the group) will qualify for the final stage, which will take place between 14 and 26 May. The fourth-placed teams in the groups will start the first round of the 2023/2024 season in League B.

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