Ukraine's national football team and Saudi Arabia will go toe-to-toe in the friendly fixture on Friday, March 23. Andriy Shevchenko's men are about to put their individual skills and teamwork to the test in this sparring.
Saudi Arabia - Ukraine
Estadio Municipal de Marbella, Marbella, Spain
March 23, 21.00 (Kyiv time)
It's going to be the first game for the Ukrainian squad this year. Unlike Ukraine, their opponents qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Russia, so it's another practice session for them before the world's most prestigious competition among national teams.
For the Yellow-Blues, this fixture is to address certain issues - specifically, the one in the midfield, with Yarmolenko, Garmash and Malyshev missing in the line-up; on the other hand, it's a good chance for Ukraine's playmaker Yevhen Konoplyanka to prove his worth again, as he apparently lost his place in the starting eleven in Schalke 04.