Euro-2023 (U-19). Today, the youth national team of Ukraine will start the performance in the elite round of qualification

For the only ticket from the group to the final part of Euro-2023 (U-19), the blue-yellow team will fight with the national teams of Luxembourg, Denmark and Spain.

Today, March 22, the youth national team of Ukraine (football players not older than 2004) will start the elite round of Euro-2023 selection (U-19) with a match against the Luxembourg team.

Serhiy Nagornyak's wards gathered on March 19, flew from Budapest to Spain in the morning of the 20th, and held a pre-game training session on the 21st. In the Pyrenees, our football players will face the hosts of the tournament, as well as the national teams of Luxembourg and Denmark. The matches will be held in Almendralejo (Francisco de la Hera) and Badajoz (Estadio Municipal Villanovense). The head coach of our team called 20 performers to this gathering.

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"Luxembourg made it to the elite round, which says a lot, Denmark has always been an unyielding opponent, and Spain needs no introduction. Comparing its squad in the Euro qualifiers and now in friendly matches, we can say that the Spaniards have five national teams of this age, their head coach has so much choice, — Serhiy Nagornyak said the day before. — However, the tasks of our national team are maximum. Circumstances are against us, but I believe in my team. I am most worried about the first game, against Luxembourg, because it is not known how our players will cope with the long journey."

"All thoughts about the club are forgotten, the elite round is ahead, and we are preparing for it. The national team is a completely different level and for us it is a huge experience. We will make every effort to get out of the group," Shakhtar midfielder Oleksandr Yushchenko said. 

"We set ourselves the highest goal, to win the group, and we will do everything for it. We will analyze all opponents, prepare well and, hopefully, show our best game," said Dynamo midfielder Anton Tsarenko.

We would like to add that in the elite round, 28 participants will fight for tickets to the final stage, the matches of which will be held in the period from July 3 to 16 of this year in Malta. The winners of the seven groups will go there.

This stage of selection in March will feature the 27 teams that passed the first stage and the Portuguese, who received a direct pass to the elite round as the leaders of the corresponding age rating.

The composition of U-19 youth team of Ukraine

Goalkeepers: Yurii-Volodymyr Gereta ("Rukh" Lviv), Denis Barchenko ("Shakhtar" Donetsk).

Defenders: Andriy Buleza ("Minai"), Oleksandr Rosputko ("Shakhtar" Donetsk), Artem Benedyuk ("Dynamo" Kyiv), Vitaly Kholod, Bohdan Slyubik, Andriy Kitela (all "Rukh" Lviv), Danylo Udod ("Al-Ain ", UAE).

Midfielders: Ivan Losenko, Oleg Pushkarev, Oleksandr Yushchenko, Anton Glushchenko (all Shakhtar Donetsk), Anton Tsarenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Kyrylo Sigheev (Alexandria), Dmytro Chernysh (Vorskla Poltava), Ivan Varfolomeev ( Slovan, Czech Republic), Volodymyr Harabara (Nuremberg, Germany).

attackki: Igor Horbach ("Dynamo" Kyiv), Nikita Alexandrov ("Rivas Madrid", Spain).

Calendar of the elite round of selection of Euro-2023 (U-19) in group 3


Denmark - Spain (18.00)

Ukraine — Luxembourg (21.00)


Ukraine — Denmark (17.00)

Spain — Luxembourg (19.00)


Spain - Ukraine (19.00)

Luxembourg — Denmark (19.00)

The kick-off is Kyiv time.

Euro 2023 (U-19). Elite round

Group 1: France, Romania, Norway, Northern Ireland.

Group 2: Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Italy.

Group 3: Ukraine, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg.

Group 4: Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden.

Group 5: Ireland, Greece, Estonia, Slovakia.

Group 6: Serbia, Poland, Israel, Latvia.

Group 7: England, Turkey, Iceland, Hungary.

We will remind, in the qualifying round of Euro-2023 (U-19) the youth national team of Ukraine under the leadership of Serhiy Nagornyak finished the performance with the maximum result in the first place in the group.

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