Sheva capable of climbing to the quarter-finals of a major international tournament as a footballer and as a coach.
Football is weird sometimes. And it intertwines characters and situations. Shevchenko thanks Sweden. It arrives among the four best thirds thanks to the Scandinavians who eliminate Poland and hand over to Ukraine the passage of the round as fished out. And then in the final he manages to be right about those who helped him get to play the first round of 16 in the history of Ukraine at the European Championship. Giving Sheva a first. As a player, he accompanied his national team to the best result in the history of Ukrainian football at the World Cup. And now he has given an encore to the European Championship as a coach.
2006 – Also in 2006, Ukraine had climbed to the quarter-finals of a major international tournament. On that occasion, the current coach was a player of a national team capable of absorbing the impact in a world championship (0-4 against Spain) and then winning against Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. Two stamps, one for each match, of the attacker. Ukraine which is presented in the round of 16 against Switzerland. And even then regular time will not be enough. After the 0-0, it goes to penalties. Sheva fails his but the Swiss miss them all. And Ukraine will play the quarter-finals against Italy. And the blues will interrupt the dream.
ITALY – Destiny, however, always offers a new opportunity. Sheva reached the top as a player with the national team against Italy, where he became a great footballer. And always in Italy, in Rome, against England, which was his last opponent faced as a footballer. The dream is to break this chain. With an Olympic who will probably cheer for him. The Ukrainian coach spoke to Sky Sport at the end of the match. “As a coach and as a player they are different and crazy emotions, but they are worth experiencing. I am very proud of my boys. They gave everything. The team applied a lot, they played a good game, I am very happy. ‘they were my children but I dedicate the victory to all the people of Ukraine. The team put a lot of heart on the pitch. ” It is played in Rome, against England, the last match as a footballer. Hopefully not the last as technical commissioner in this European Championship: “We are playing against a very strong team. I am confident in a great support from the Italian public. We expect a very difficult match”.
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