Ukraine will play tomorrow on last match of the quarterfinals of this European Championship, against England. This could be your starting lineup:
Bushchan: the goalkeeper made his debut in October 2020, in a win suffered in France (7-1). Since then he has become indisputable for Shevchenko, and has played 10 of the next 13 games. There are no doubts with your position.
Zabarnyi: He is barely 18 years old, but he is already a very starting player in this European Championship. He made his international debut on the same day as Buschan and has only lost 1 game since. He acts as a center-back on the right in a line of 3. He will start tomorrow.
Krivtsov: he had started the tournament as a substitute, but Shevchenko had to pull him for the match against Sweden. He had a good match in which he completed 120 minutes and tomorrow he should repeat in the center of the rear, to the detriment of Mykolenko.
Matvyenko: The other man of confidence for the center of the defense is Mavyenko. A young player who has been an international for 4 years, being left-handed gives the team more possibilities when it comes to getting the ball from behind
Karavayev: He had played in defense of 4, but his offensive character allows him to act on the right as a lane if in the end Ukraine comes out with 5 behind. It worked for them in the second round and the normal thing is that tomorrow they repeat the system, with the Dynamo more advanced in the drawing
Sydorchuk: At 30 he is one of the oldest players on the team. He is a more positional player, who brings solidity to the center of the field and knows how to be in difficult moments. It should act in the center but on the right side in the initial scheme
Stepanenko: it is the axis around which the Ukrainian game revolves. Another of the veterans who this season could be seen in the Champions League with the surprising Shakhtar Donetsk, who almost left Real Madrid out.
Shaparenko: Dinamo Kiev’s will act as the third midfielder and will be the one who plays the most ‘free’, as he is one of the most creative footballers on the team. He could play even further forward, to link the midfield with the attacking players
Zinchenko: if we say that Shaparenko is one of the most creative, Zinchenko is not far behind. He has an exquisite left foot and this year we were able to enjoy it at Manchester City. He is one of the stars of this team and already scored a great goal in the game against Sweden (1-2)
Yaremchuk: clearly the two attacking points of Ukraine are their two goal men. Yaremchuk got wet in the first two games, both against the Netherlands (3-2) and in the victory against Macedonia (2-1). Many of Ukraine’s pass options will depend on him.
Yarmolenko: the other great star of the team, surely the best of all, is Yarmolenko. A veteran player who with 42 goals is one of the greatest scorers in the history of the country. He has two in this European Championship and against England he will play his 99th international match. Will it reach 100?