FIFA World Cup qualification: Ukraine defeats Finland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Yellow Blues overmatched their opponents with the 1-2 score
10:39, 12 June 2017

Ukraine vs Finland, Konoplyanka

The national football team of Ukraine defeated the Finnish squad in the most recent qualifier of 2018 FIFA World Cup. In the away game, Andriy Shevchenko’s men overpowered Finns (1-2).

According to Ukraine’s manager, his team showed decent level of struggle in the game.

‘It’s difficult to evaluate the game now, because it was a battle. The players stood tall and proved they are true men who care about what they do. That’s what matter most to me. I thanked them for the way they struggled, not for the victory they earned. In such games, you’ve got to give everything you’ve got,’ Shevchenko said.

After this fixture, with five more games in the Qualification Group I ahead, Ukrainians come fourth out of six; according to the FIFA rules, only two teams from each qualification group are going to qualify to the group stage of the competition.

With Croatia, Iceland and Turkey leading the way in the group, it is not likely to be a walk in the park for Ukraine’s team. However, this victory was crucial for the Yellow Blues, and the team still has chances to make it through the qualification stage.

Related: Finland-Ukraine: It is impossible to win match without mindset, — Shevchenko

Related: Football: Shevchenko announces line-up for games against Malta, Finland

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