Nations League: Ukraine will play its matches here "Habitat" Poland

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The Ukrainian selection will return to the field in official competition next June on the occasion of a World Cup play-off against Scotland, then the League of Nations. With Ukraine still paralyzed by the war, Oleksandr Petrakov’s men would defend Zbirna in ód, Poland.

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Zbirna moved to Poland. It is approximately 500 kilometers from the Ukrainian border that Oleksandr Petrakov will play his League of Nations matches at his selected “home”. With Ukraine still paralyzed by conflict with Russia, the UAF (Ukrainian Football Federation) had to find a withdrawal solution to be able to welcome Armenia (11 June) and Ireland (14 June).

It is at the municipal stadium in ód (18,000 seats) in Poland, usually occupied by LKS ód, Andrey Yarmolenko and his teammates will attempt to launch their campaign in the second stage of the League of Nations. The federation didn’t fail to recall that Lodz is the city where the Ukrainian U20s were crowned world champions in 2019, under the direction of a certain Oleksandr Petrakov, the senior team’s current mentor.

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Prior to these matches, Zabirna will have to get past Scotland in the World Cup play-offs, if successful, they will challenge Wales in the play-off final on 5 June. If qualified, Ukraine will land in Group B along with England, the United States and Iran.

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On 11 May, Les Jaunes et Bless played their first match since the Russian offensive against Borussia Monchengladbach. Composed of players playing only in the Ukrainian championship, the selection led to a 2–1 win against the Germans. This Friday, players who did not play in the local championship were called for reinforcements for the next deadline. Thus, Andrey Yarmolenko (West Ham), Roman Yaremchuk (Benfica) or Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City) will be in Glasgow as well as for the Nations League on 1 June.

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