Moscow (dpa) The mania of the European Football Championship “Euro 2020” dominated Ukraine, before its team faced England tomorrow, Saturday, in the quarter-finals of the competition, with gatherings of crowds of fans in addition to the wearing of ministers and officials in the country team shirts.
A construction company, an official partner of the Ukrainian Football Federation, invited the crowds to gather, and videos were posted on YouTube of employees singing and waving Ukrainian flags.
After the team’s victory over Sweden 2-1 in the last moments of the match that brought them together in the round of 16, the ministers appeared at their meeting wearing the Ukrainian team’s shirts.
Parliament spokesman Dmytro Razumkov saluted the members with the controversial national salute “Glory to Ukraine, glory to the heroes”, which is also the official motto of the national team.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the team, stressing that the whole country is proud of the players. The England match will be broadcast on a huge screen in the center of the capital, Kiev, which is the largest screen of its kind in Europe, according to the organizers.
On Tuesday, thousands celebrated the team’s victory over Sweden in the Scottish capital, Glasgow, to qualify the team to the quarter-finals for the first time in the history of its participation in the tournament.