Euro-2024 (U-17): the youth national team of Ukraine started the qualifying tournament with a productive draw

Today, with the match against Finland, the youth national team of Ukraine (U-17) started the fight in the qualification round of Euro-2024.

Volodymyr Yezersky's wards are in Group 3 along with Germany, Finland and Liechtenstein. The latter is the host of the mini-tournament. Today, Ukraine met Finland in the town of Triesen at the Sportplatz Blumenau stadium.

The first half was spent with the advantage of our opponents, who scored five shots on the goal of the Ukrainians, one of which hit the target. Blue and yellow responded with only one shot. But the efforts of both teams were not crowned with success, there were no scored goals.

But after the break, Volodymyr Yezerskyi's wards got a little more active and opened the scoring in the 67th minute. Nazar Bondar responded to a cross from the left flank and closed the far post. However, the joy of Ukrainians was short-lived. Within three minutes, Matias Siltanen scored from outside the penalty area, and our goalkeeper did not save the team - 1:1.

And in another six minutes, the Finns took the lead. Toivo Mero dared to strike from a long distance and hit the top corner of our goal. 2:1. Despite this, our national team was able to save the match. However, not without the help of rivals. In the 87th minute, Ilari Kangasniemi headed the ball into his own goal - 2:2.      

Euro 2024 (U-17). Qualifying round. Group 3

15.10.2023

Finland (U-17) — Ukraine (U-17) — 2:2 (0:0)

Goals: Siltanen (70), Mero (76) — Bondar (67), Kangasniemi (87, own goal).

Finland (U-17): Maukonen, Le Hoff-Conan, Kangasniemi, Sandler, Parkkila, Nzoko (Tulehmo, 89), Multala (Weiss, 71), Siltanen, Koukkum'aki (Vesterbakka, 89), Daldum (Mero, 71), Kirilov.

Ukraine (U-17): Petrenko, Sheliketa, Digtyar (Dankovsky, 85), Tretyak, Rybak, Olychenko (Garmash, 76), Soroka, Lyusin, Bogdanov, Bondar (Uhan, 76), Stepanov (Denysov, 56).

Booked: Nzoko (26), Siltanen (82), Kangasniemi (86).

Germany — Liechtenstein — 6:0 (2:0)

Standings

   Structure І В Н П М О
1  Germany 1 1 0 0 6-0 3
2  Ukraine 1 0 1 0 2-2 1
3  Finland 1 0 1 0 2-2 1
4  Liechtenstein 1 0 0 1 0-6 0

18.10. 2023

Germany - Finland (13:00)

Ukraine — Liechtenstein (17:30)

21.10. 2023

Ukraine — Germany (13:00)

Liechtenstein - Finland (17:30)

The start time of the matches is Kyiv. 

Group 1: Denmark, Austria, Georgia*, Lithuania.

Group 2: Sweden, Poland, Latvia, Moldova*.

Group 3: Germany, Ukraine, Finland, Liechtenstein*.

Group 4: Serbia*, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan.

Group 5: Portugal*, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Albania.

Group 6: France, Norway, Romania*, Estonia.

Group 7: Turkey*, Scotland, Belarus, Kazakhstan.

Group 8: Spain, Slovakia, North Macedonia, Malta*.

Group 9: England, Croatia*, Kosovo, Faroe Islands.

Group 10: Ireland*, Switzerland, Iceland, Armenia.

Group 11: Italy*, Greece, Northern Ireland, San Marino.

Group 12: Belgium, Israel*, Wales, Gibraltar.

Group 13: Hungary*, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Andorra.

* - hosts of mini-tournaments.

The winners of the first two places in the selection groups and the five best third national teams based on the results of the matches with the first and second teams of the group will advance to the elite round, where the Netherlands national team is already waiting for them.

The matches of this stage will take place in March 2024. They will determine the 15 national teams that will join Cyprus in the final tournament, which will run from May 20 to June 5.

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