Women's League of Nations-2023/2024. The national team of Ukraine begins preparations for the matches against the teams of Serbia and Poland

On Sunday, September 17, the women's national team of Ukraine gathered in Kyiv, after which they left for Poland to prepare and participate in the first two matches of the group tournament of the debut draw of the League of Nations. 

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

Today, September 18, the Ukrainian delegation will arrive in Gdansk, and the Legionnaires will also go there. From Monday to Thursday, the team will work at the base in Sopot, where they will combine training with theoretical classes. Fortunately, there are no injured people, all the players, whom the acting head coach Volodymyr Pyatenko called to the training camp, will prepare for the start of the competition.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

It will be recalled that 23 female footballers were included in the team, and for the first time three players were invited to the ranks of the national team at once - Yana Kotyk, Iryna Maiborodina and Viktoriya Golovach.

The blue-yellow team will play in group B3, where they will compete with teams from Poland, Serbia and Greece.

The match of the 1st round between Ukraine and Serbia will take place on September 22 in the Polish town of Starogard-Gdański at the city stadium named after Kazimierz Dejna (starting at 16.00 Kyiv time). The match of the 2nd round between Poland and Ukraine will be held on September 26 (19.00 p.m.). It will be hosted by the City Stadium in Gdynia.

The squad of the national women's team of Ukraine

Goalkeepers: Kateryna Samson ("Vorskla" Poltava), Daria Kelyushik ("Kryvbas" Kryvyi Rih), Kateryna Boklach ("Marseille", France).

Defenders: Kateryna Korsun, Yana Kotyk, Iryna Podolska, Iryna Kotyash (all "Vorskla" Poltava), Anastasia Voronina ("Colossus" Kovalivka), Lyubov Shmatko ("Galatasaray", Turkey).

Midfielders: Iryna Maiborodina ("Kolos" Kovalivka), Victoria Golovach ("Shakhtar" Donetsk), Anna Petryk, Nikol Kozlova, Veronika Andruhiv ("Vorskla" Poltava), Victoria Girin ("Ladomyr" Volodymyr), Dayana Semkiv ("Kryvbas" Kryvyi Rih), Natia Pantsulaya, Darya Apanashchenko (both - "Zhytlobud-1" Kharkiv), Khrystyna Pereviznyk ("Karagyumryuk", Turkey).

Forwards: Yana Kalinina, Roksolana Kravchuk (both from Vorskla Poltava), Olga Ovdiychuk (Fomget, Turkey), Inna Hlushchenko (Nice, France).

Women's League of Nations-2023/2024

Group B3

1 round


Ukraine - Serbia

Greece — Poland

2 round


Poland - Ukraine

Serbia — Greece

3 round


Greece - Ukraine

Poland — Serbia

4 round


Ukraine - Greece

Serbia — Poland

5 round


Ukraine - Poland

Greece - Serbia

6 round


Serbia - Ukraine

Poland — Greece

Women's League of Nations 2023/2024 draw results

League A

Group A1: England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland.

Group A2: France, Norway, Austria, Portugal.

Group A3: Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Wales.

Group A4: Sweden, Spain, Italy, Switzerland.

League B.

Group B1: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Albania.

Group B2: Finland, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia.

Group B3: Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece.

Group B4: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus.

League C.

Group C1: Malta, Moldova, Latvia, Andorra.

Group C2: Turkey, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Georgia.

Group C3: Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Cyprus, Faroe Islands.

Group C4: Israel, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Armenia.

Group C5: North Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria.

How will the group matches be played?

All matches in the group stage will be played according to the usual format - home and away against each opponent in the group. Three points will be awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss.

Who is leaving? Who will play in the head-to-head matches?

League A

The top two teams in each group remain in League A for the 2025 Women's UEFA European Qualifiers.

The four third-placed teams play head-to-head matches against the second-placed national teams in League B groups. The winner of each tie will play in League A for European qualification; the losing teams will play in League B.

Fourth-placed teams are relegated to League B.

League B

The four group winners advance to League A.

The four second-placed teams play in tie-breaks against the third-placed national teams in League A. The winners will play in League A; the losing teams will play in League B.

The three best third-placed teams play head-to-head matches against the three best second-placed teams in League C. The winners play in League B within the European qualifiers; the losing teams will play in League C.

The lowest-ranked third-placed team and the four fourth-placed teams advance to League C.

League C

The five group winners advance to League B.

The three best second-placed teams play head-to-head matches with the three best third-placed teams in League B. The winners play in League B within the European qualifiers; the losing teams will play in League C.

Other teams remain in League C.

Class promotion/relegation matches

Pairs are formed by drawing lots, matches are played at home and away. The teams that took the third places in their groups are considered seeded and the return matches are held at home. 

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