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Ukraine's national football team to face Italy in friendly game

Shevchenko's men might have a chance or two against the former world champions
11:53, 10 October 2018

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As Ukraine's national team successfully performs in UEFA Nations League - at least so far, it is to stand up against Italy. The Yellow Blues and the Squaddra Azzurra will play a friendly at Luigi Ferrari arena in Genoa.

Shevchenko's men successfully defeated their first opponents in the Nations League, beating the Czechs and the Slovaks. Ukraine might just as well continue with the victorious march, as Roberto Mancini is in the complicated position at the moment, trying to rebuild the squad and improve the team chemistry. After all, Italians have not tasted victory since spring.

At this current point, Italy might be quite a beatable opponent for Ukraine - provided the Yellow Blues show the same shape and teamwork they did in the UEFA Nations League games. If it goes well for Ukrainians, they could even score their first-ever victory over the 2006 world champions. 

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Earlier, the Federation of Football of Ukraine presented the new official kits of this country's national team. With these kits, the squad will perform in UEFA Nations League; this is the new football tournament, where the competitors are the national teams - unlike the other prestigious UEFA competitions like Champions League or Europa League. Joma company, the official kit supplier of Ukraine's national team presented the three uniforms, as the Yellow-Blues prepared for the new competition at the NSC Olimpiysky stadium in Kyiv. The first kit is completely yellow, the second one is blue with the narrow yellow stripes on the edges of T-shirts and shorts. The third one, the alternate kit is completely white, with golden color used for names and numbers on it.

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