Women's League of Nations-2023/2024. In the opening match, the national team of Ukraine lost to the team of Serbia
Today, with the match against Serbia, the women's national team of Ukraine began the struggle in the group round of the first ever draw of the League of Nations.
Photo by Pavlo Kubanov
The match took place in the Polish town of Starogard-Gdański at the city stadium named after Kazimierz Dejna and was the debut for acting head coach Volodymyr Pyatenko.
The first half took place in an absolutely equal struggle with a small number of scoring opportunities. Serbia could have taken the lead in the 18th minute, but Milica Mijatović fired over the bar from a good position. But Olga Ovdiychuk did not miss a beat in two minutes. She found herself alone on the right flank of the blue-yellow attack and beat the opponent's goalkeeper - 1:0.
Photo by Pavlo Kubanov
The second half began with an attack on our goal, and Volodymyr Pyatenko's wards were forced to defend more. For some time they succeeded, but in the 64th minute Apanashchenko fouled Filipovych, and Jelena Chankovych restored the balance from the set piece.
Photo by Pavlo Kubanov
But the Serbs did not stop there. In the 79th minute, after a corner kick, Nevena Damianovich sent the second ball into the goal of the national team of Ukraine. Our compatriots could not recover, although Kravchuk hit the post in the 87th minute. So, 1:2 is, unfortunately, a defeat for our team.
The women's national team of Ukraine will play its next match in the League of Nations on September 26 against the Polish team.
Women's League of Nations-2023/2024. Group B3
Ukraine - Serbia - 1: 2 (1: 0)
Goals: Ovdiychuk (20) — Chankovich (64), Damianovich (79).
Ukraine: Samson, Korsun, Podolska, Petryk, Shmatko, Apanashchenko (k) (Glushchenko, 90), Pantsulaya, Andrukhov (Ghirin, 60), Ovdiychuk, Kozlova (Kotyash, 80), Kalinina (Kravchuk, 80).
Trainer: Volodymyr Pyatenko.
Serbia: Kostych, Damjanovich, Stovych (k), Lazarevich, Vlazhnych (Fraytovich, 90), Pavlovich (Blagoevich, 90+3), Filipovich, Chankovych, Polyak (Milivoevich, 58), Mijatovich (Ivanovich, 58), Damnyanovich (Chavych , 90).
Trainer: Dragisha Zecevych.
Referee: Catarina Campus (Portugal).
Warning: Filipovych (45+2).
September 22. Starogard-Gdansk. Kazimierz Deina Stadium.
Greece — Poland — 1:3
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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