Women's League of Nations-2023/2024. Today, the national team of Ukraine will start a match against Serbia (live - from 16:00 on the UAF YouTube channel)
On September 22 and 26, the national women's team of Ukraine will play its first matches in the group tournament of the debut draw of the UEFA Nations League.
The new European selection of Ukrainian women will begin under the guidance of a new mentor. We remind you that the contract expired on August 31 Spanish specialist Luis Cortes, who became the first foreign coach in the history of the national women's team of Ukraine. Thus, the blue-yellow team will start the new season under the leadership of acting head coach Volodymyr Pyatenko.
Photo by Pavlo Kubanov
On September 17, our team gathered in Kyiv, after which she went to Poland to prepare and participate in the first two matches of the group tournament of the debut draw of the League of Nations. On the 18th, the Ukrainian delegation arrived in Gdańsk, and from Monday to Thursday the team worked at the base in Sopot, where they combined training with theoretical classes.
We will remind you that 23 female soccer players were included in the national team of Ukraine, and for the first time three players were invited to join the ranks of the national team at once - Yana Kotyk, Iryna Maiborodina and Viktoriya Golovach.
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"The League of Nations is a very relevant format of international competitions for national teams today. Previously, there were control matches and friendly tournaments, but in this system, the national teams have an order of magnitude higher motivation. After all, the team can go to the European Championship from the League of Nations. Such a tournament is very difficult to overestimate. We have a good selection of opponents in the group. In the same national team of Poland, soccer players who are in leading roles in the German championship play. But we are ready to give them a fight. Everything will be determined by those who are better suited functionally, tactically and psychologically to each game," — said the day before, the coach of the blue and yellow Volodymyr Pyatenko.
Photo by Pavlo Kubanov
As a reminder, our girls will compete 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 today, September 22, in the Polish town of Starogard-Gdański at the city stadium named after Kazimierz Deyna (start - at 16:00 Kyiv time). You can watch the live broadcast of the meeting on the UAF YouTube channel.
The match of the 2nd round between Poland and Ukraine will be held on September 26 (19:00). It will be hosted by the City Stadium in Gdynia.
Photo by Pavlo Kubanov
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
Ukraine - Serbia
Greece — Poland
Poland - Ukraine
Serbia — Greece
Greece - Ukraine
Poland — Serbia
Ukraine - Greece
Serbia — Poland
Ukraine - Poland
Greece - Serbia
Serbia - Ukraine
Poland — Greece
Women's League of Nations 2023/2024 draw results
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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