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Ukraine, Czech Republic cross swords in UEFA Nations League

Andriy Shevchenko's men could extend their win streak in the League to three victories
22:18, 16 October 2018

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National football teams of Ukraine and the Czech Republic went toe-to-toe in UEFA Nations League once again. The League's Round 4 fixture is held at Metalist Arena in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. 

Both teams have undergone changes since their previous face-off in this competition. The Czechs got themselves a new coach, Karel Jarolim who managed to beat Slovaks and thus restored some hope and confidence for his team. 

Ukrainians did just enough not to lose to Italy in Genova. This extended their lossless streak in the League; last time they lost was more than a year ago, in the game with Croatians in the World Cup 2018 qualification. 

The UEFA Nations League is a biennial international association football competition to be contested by the senior men's national teams of the member associations of UEFA, the sport's European governing body.

The first tournament commenced in September 2018, following the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The four group winners from League A will qualify for the finals, to be played at a yet to be decided European city in June 2019. Four nations, one from each League, will also qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals.

The competition will largely replace international friendly matches currently played on the FIFA International Match Calendar.

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