March. Chronicle of events: Ukraine qualified for Euro 2024, the success of youth teams, the first match in the history of the Olympic team

In March, the national team of Ukraine qualified for the final part of the European Championship, the Olympic team played its first match in its history, and the youth national teams U-17 and U-19 won tickets to Euro-2024.

March 5. The President of the Ukrainian Football Association, Andriy Shevchenko, visited the training of the Ukrainian national team, made up of amputees. Kermanych of our football emphasized the importance of socialization for football players and football players and invited all those willing to join the training sessions, which can be signed up at [email protected].

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March 5. In Nyon, Switzerland on December, XNUMX qualifiers for the 2025 European Women's Championship in a new format for leagues A, B and C. Volodymyr Pyatenko's wards got into group B4, where they will face the national teams of Wales, Croatia and Kosovo.

March 5. At the city stadium "Shkolyar" in Lviv the final matches took place Cup of the girls' football league of Ukraine among teams under 16 years of age for the 2024 season. In the match for bronze awards, the national team of Vinnytsia region defeated "Sisters" from Odesa — 3:0. In the final meeting with the same score, "Ladomyr" from Vladimir defeated "Lyceum" (Kostopil).

March 6. Ukrainian National Team (players not older than 2007 year of birth) started a fight in the elite round of Euro-2024 selection among players under 17 years old. According to the results of the draw of the elite round, the blue-yellow team got into group 4 together with the national teams of Greece, Switzerland and Slovakia. Yuriy Moroz's wards played their first match against the hosts of the mini-tournament in the Greek city of Patras at the Kostas Davourlis Stadium and won 2:0.

March 7. It has been officially confirmed that on June 11 in Chisinau, the national team of Ukraine will play at the "Zimbru" stadium will hold a friendly match with Moldova.

March 7. The calendar of matches has been determined qualification for the 2025 European Women's Championship. The national team of Ukraine will play in group B4, where its rivals will be players from Wales, Croatia and Kosovo.

March 8. The head coach of the Ukrainian national team is Serhii Rebrov published the list of football players, who were preparing for the March matches of the national team in the Euro-2024 playoffs.

March 8. UAF took a historic step — created an expert group, the purpose of which is to ensure equal rights and opportunities for women and men (gender equality) in football. The primary tasks of the group will be actualization of the problem and work with gender stereotypes, response to cases of sexism and gender-based violence, international cooperation to attract successful experience.

March 8. Andriy Taran, head of the Committee on Stadiums and Security of UAF Competitions spoke about compliance with the requirements of the regulation regarding the timely start of matches.

"Delaying the start of the match for a few minutes is a serious violation. The delegate of the match cannot fail to record it in his report, otherwise sanctions will already be applied to him by our committee," said Andriy Taran, in particular.

March 9. Ukrainian National Team (players not older than 2007 year of birth) continued the struggle in the elite round of Euro-2024 selection among players under 17 years old. The wards of Yuri Moroz faced their peers from Switzerland and won with a score of 3:0.

March 11. In the final match of the 28th round of the English Premier League, "Chelsea" hosted the midfielder of the Ukrainian national team Mykhailo Mudryk on their field "Newcastle". Our football player replaced in the 71st minute of the game, and in the 76th he scored the third goal of his team, which eventually turned out to be a victory for the home team — 3:2.

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March 12. In the Football House the final day took place under the UEFA C-license program. 23 students of the training course successfully passed the exams. The training lasted four months, during which the trainees successfully completed five training sessions and worked fruitfully in practical classes.

March 12. Youth national team of Ukraine (football players not older than 2007) in a match with Slovakia finished the fight in the elite round of Euro-2024 selection among players under 17 years old. The wards of Yuriy Moroz won with a score of 3:0 and won a direct ticket to Euro-2024 (U-17).

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March 13. It became known that the women's national team of Ukraine is among players with limb amputations will play at the World Cup, which will be held in Colombia, in the city of Barranquilla, from November 2 to 11, 2024. The participants of the tournament will be 12 national teams: Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, England, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, USA.

March 13. In Lviv the training camp continued of women referees, conducted by representatives of the Committee of Referees of the Ukrainian Football Association Viktor Derdo, Mykhailo Ovchar and Andriy Sandor. The NTZ program began with pedagogical testing of referees and referee assistants on theoretical knowledge of the Laws of the Game and the UEFA video test.

March 13. It has been officially confirmed that on June 7, the national team of Ukraine will hold an away friendly match with Poland.

March 13. In the House of Football there was a meeting To the Executive Committee of the UAF, during which proposals from the heads of standing committees of the Ukrainian Football Association regarding the quantitative and personal composition of the relevant committees, as well as their powers, duties and functions, were considered.

March 13. Ukrainian Football Association together with Superhumans and the national team announced a large gathering on sports prostheses for war veterans from the Russian Federation. The goal of the collection is 3 hryvnias.

March 13. The national team of Ukraine, which gathered for preparation and participation in the Euro 2024 qualification play-offs, left Kyiv for Przemyśl by evening train. Before the trip, players and representatives of the blue-yellow coaching staff met with the press at the Central railway station of the capital. 

Andriy Shevchenko, president of the Ukrainian Association of Football, joined the meeting.

"I want to congratulate our national team and wish them good preparation for very important matches. I wish our players inspiration and strength! And they have to fulfill a responsible task: to reach the European championship. I also want to congratulate the U-17 youth team, which qualified for Euro 2024 to be held in Cyprus," Andriy Shevchenko said.

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March 13. In the postponed match of the 17th round of the English Premier League, "Bournemouth" hosted the defender of the Ukrainian national team, Ilya Zabarny, "Luton". Our football player played a full match and distinguished himself with his debut scored goal as part of "Chrysnykh". After the first half, his team trailed 0:3, but in the end won 4:3.

March 14. In the Netherlands, the women's national team of Ukraine WU-17 will play a match against the hosts started in the second round of the Euro-2024 selection in League A. unfortunately, the Ukrainian women lost - 0:4.

March 15. At the city stadium "Shkolyar" in Lviv the final matches took place Cup of the girls' football league of Ukraine among teams under 14 years of age for the 2024 season. In the match for bronze awards, the national team of Vinnytsia region defeated SDYUSSHOR from Uzhgorod — 3:2. In the final match, the players of the Kyiv State Youth League "Podil" defeated the national team of the Rivne region - 1:0.

March 15. President of UAF Andriy Shevchenko communicated with the players and coaches of the Ukrainian U-17 national team, which won a ticket to Euro-2024, which will be held in Cyprus in May-June. 

"You have taken a very important step in your career. I did not achieve such success at your age. However, this is only the beginning of your journey. Now you have confidently passed the elite round of selection. But the European Championship is a completely different motivation! There will be a very high level of teams and players. But you always have to compete with the best — you have to move forward, look for new challenges," Andriy Shevchenko said.

March 16. In Kiev finished championship of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in futsal among higher military educational institutions. The champion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was the team of Zhytomyr Military Institute named after S. P. Korolev, which was the best among nine teams.

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March 16. The winner was determined Winter Cup of the Children's and Youth Football League of Ukraine among U-16 teams. In the final match on one of the fields of the "Dynamo" educational and training base in Vyta-Litovsk, "Rukh" defeated "Dynamo" with a score of 2:1 and won the trophy.

March 16. There was a draw of the European Championship among players with amputations. According to his results, the national team of Ukraine got into group A, where it will play against the teams of France, Spain and Belgium.

March 17. In Kyiv on the field of NTK named after V. Bannikova a mini-football tournament was held, dedicated to the Day of the Ukrainian volunteer. The tournament was attended by four teams of the State Emergency Service, a team from the Ivan Bohun Kyiv Military Lyceum, FC "Patriot" (veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) and "Indomitable Wolves" (veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine). The winner was one of the teams of the State Emergency Service.

March 17. Ukrainian Association of Football started implementation of the TARGET project - "Young football players as ambassadors of gender equality", which is implemented within the framework of the EU "Erasmus+" program in the field of sports. The goal of the project, the implementation of which will last three years, is to promote gender equality in youth football teams and beyond.  

March 17. The girls' national team of Ukraine WU-17 is in the Netherlands held the second match of the second round of Euro-2024 selection in League A. Serhiy Sapronov's wards lost to the Spanish team with a score of 0:2.

March 17. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Matsuda Kuniori arranged a reception before the friendly match of the national teams of Japan and Ukraine. The Ukrainian delegation that visited the embassy included the president of the Ukrainian Football Association Andriy Shevchenko, general secretary of the UAF Ihor Hryshchenko, representatives of the coaching staff and players of the Olympic team of Ukraine, Acting Minister of Youth and Sports Maksym Bidny.

"Following the full-scale invasion of Russia, the Japan Football Association provided direct support to the UAF, allocating $100 to help Ukrainian football. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support!” Andriy Shevchenko said. 

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March 18. Ukrainian cyber football player Andrii CIG_ST92_UA Shakalov won the group G qualification for the UEFA eEuro 2024 European eFootball Championship and won one of the eight tickets to the European Championship, which will be held this summer in Germany.

March 18. On the basis of the Lutsk educational and rehabilitation center the social project continued "Inclusive Football Sections" of the Ukrainian Football Association. Classes for children were organized by the project coordinator from the Football Association of Volyn, Vasyl Kohanovskyi, and coach Svyatoslav Gadzinskyi, who underwent special training.

March 18. In the House of Football the first meeting took place Assemblies of regions of the Ukrainian Football Association. It was attended by UAF president Andriy Shevchenko, first vice-president Pavlo Boychuk, general secretary Ihor Hryshchenko and heads of all regional football associations.

"On January 25, at the UAF Congress, I spoke about my initiative to create an assembly, and in less than two months we put this idea into practice. On March 13, the Executive Committee approved, and I approved the Regulations on the Assembly of UAF Regions on the same day. And today we officially start our work... This is a very important body in the strategy of football development in the country, and you can always count on my support. I, in turn, count on your professionalism, experience and initiative," Andriy Shevchenko said.

March 18. Women's Futsal Ukraine National Team held the first away friendly match with the Italian team. Oleh Shaitanov's wards lost with a score of 2:4.

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March 19. An agreement has been reached that on June 3, the Ukrainian national team will play against one of the most successful teams in the world, the German national team. The friendly match will be held in Nuremberg at the Max Morlock Stadium (kick-off at 20:45 p.m. local time).

March 19. Women's Futsal Ukraine National Team held the second away friendly match with the Italian team. The Ukrainian women conceded with a score of 0:6.

March 19. Thanks to the project of the Ukrainian Football Association "Inclusive Football Sections", the support of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Football Association and the Directorate of Lyceum No. 3 in Kalusha, football lessons in Kalusha became available for children with disabilities and special educational needs. 20 children are involved in the section. Lyceum physical education teacher Yuriy Bohdan, who has undergone special training in the project, works with the team.

March 20. In Lviv ended a three-day educational and methodological seminar for futsal referees under the auspices of FIFA in cooperation with the Ukrainian Football Association and the Futsal Association of Ukraine. The event was held with the organizational and methodological support of the members of the arbitration committee of AFU — Oleksiy Banaska, Roman Prots, Yuriy Veremchuk, Oleg Ivanov and futsal arbitration curator from UAF Viktor Derd.

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March 20. Ukrainian National Team (players not older than 2005 year of birth) started a fight in the elite round of selection for Euro-2024 (U-19). Dmytro Mykhaylenko's wards played their opening match against the North Macedonia national team in Skopje at the FFM Training Centre. Our team won - 2:0.

March 20. Women's national team of Ukraine WU-17 held the final match of the second round of Euro-2024 selection in League A. Having lost to Turkey — 0:1, the Ukrainian national team WU-17 took the last place in the group and was eliminated from League B of the next cycle, Euro-2025.

March 20. In the suburbs of Paris, Saint-Denis, at the headquarters of the capital of the Summer Games, the Pulse Center, the ceremony took place drawing of football tournaments of the Olympics-2024. The national team of Ukraine, being in the fourth basket, received Argentina, Morocco and the third team of Asia as opponents in group B.

March 20. In Kyiv at the Obolon Arena it's over The 15th training session under the UEFA PRO diploma program. It involved UAF teachers and coaches with thematic speeches.

March 21. The national team of Ukraine in the semi-finals of the Euro-2024 qualification play-off held an away match against the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The blue-yellow team won a strong-willed victory with a score of 2:1. Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk scored goals.

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March 22. Youth team of Ukraine held a friendly match against the Morocco U-23 team — the future opponent of the Olympic team of Ukraine at the 2024 Summer Games in France. The match ended with a minimal victory for the Ukrainians — 1:0. 

March 23. The youngest girls joined football in three centers of the UEFA "Playmakers" program, which is being implemented by the UAF in Ternopil Oblast. Story classes with an innovative approach based on Disney cartoons were held, in particular, on the basis of the Zolotoslobid gymnasium of the Koziv community of the Ternopil district.

March 23. Ukrainian National Team (players not older than 2005 year of birth) continued the struggle in the elite round of selection for Euro-2024 (U-19). Dmytro Mykhaylenko's wards celebrated a 3-0 victory over Latvia.

March 25. The Olympic team of Ukraine is preparing for the 2024 Games held a friendly match against the Japanese team. It was the first ever match of our Olympic team. Unfortunately, Ruslan Rotan's wards lost 0:2.

March 26. Youth national team of Ukraine in Baku held his next match in the Euro-2025 qualifying tournament (U-21) — against the Azerbaijan team. The Ukrainians won their sixth consecutive victory in the tournament — 3:0.

March 26. Ukrainian National Team (players not older than 2005 year of birth) finished the fight in the elite round of selection for Euro-2024 (U-19). Our boys won 3:0, took the first place in the group and qualified for the European Championship, which will be held on July 15-28 in Northern Ireland with the participation of eight national teams. In addition to the hosts, Ukraine, Italy (current champion), France, Spain, Turkey, Norway and Denmark will take part in the tournament.

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March 26. Having defeated Iceland in the final of the play-off selection — 2:1, our national team got the right to perform at the European Championship for the fourth time in a row. After Euro-2012, Euro-2016 and Euro-2020, Euro-2024 awaits Ukraine!

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National team with great success congratulations President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi:

"Thanks guys! Thank you, team! For overwhelming emotions for the whole country. For an overwhelming victory and entry to the Euro.

For proving once again: when Ukrainians have a hard time, but they do not give up and continue the fight, then Ukrainians definitely win.

In times when they want to destroy us every day, we prove every day: Ukrainians are and will be!

Ukraine is and will be!

Thank you for the victory!

Glory to Ukraine!"

"Serhiy Rebrov did an incredible job, because he took over the team at a very difficult time. He completely changed it, the national team has a surprisingly strong character. Even when we conceded - 0:1, it was clear that the team will not break, but will fight until the end. We've seen a lot of comebacks this season, and that's a good thing. We believed in our victory, believed in us. We have very talented people who will be able to overcome anything," — commented the entry of the national team of Ukraine into the final part of Euro-2024, the president of the Ukrainian Football Association, Andriy Shevchenko.

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March 26. Became known all participants of the Euro-2024 (U-17) final tournament, where the Ukrainian team made its way back on March 12. The participants of Euro-2024 (U-17) were: the winners of the groups — Ukraine, France, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Poland, the second teams of the groups — England, Wales, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, the Czech Republic and the host — Cyprus.

March 29. In Zhytomyr at Spartak Arena courses have ended professional development of physical education teachers in the field of "Football". Training took place in face-to-face training courses, as well as educational trainings and seminars. The program was implemented through lectures, seminars and practical classes.

March 30. In the Football House an electronic conference was held, during which UAF president Andriy Shevchenko congratulated the players and coaches of the youth national team of Ukraine U-19, which won the right to play in the final tournament of the European Championship, which will be held in July in Northern Ireland.

"On behalf of myself and the entire association, the entire football community, I congratulate you! I was at your first match, I watched the others completely. I really like the style you play. Guys, you are well done! I think that this is a very important step in your career, and I am very pleased that you as a team showed a very cool result. You have demonstrated that you want to play bright combination football - football that corresponds to today's global trend," Andriy Shevchenko said, in particular.

March 31. Within the framework of the FIFA TDS Talent Development Scheme project in Transcarpathia testing of boys and girls took place Srednyanska and Velikyoluchka communities. For the first time, the Serednyanskyi Stadium hosted UAF specialists who, together with the coaches of the above-mentioned TGs, tested children of the junior school level, who live in rural areas and for a number of reasons are not involved in organized football activities, and migrant children.

March 31. In the match of the 30th round of the Spanish La Liga, "Girona" hosted the players of the national team of Ukraine, Viktor Tsygankov and Artem Dovbyk, "Betis". Both our boys came out in the starting line-up, and Dovbyk became the real hero of the meeting. He earned and converted a penalty in the first half and scored a field goal after the break. These feats significantly helped the home team win - 3:2. 

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