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The Ukrainian Olympic football team lost to Japan in a friendly match (video)

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 26, 2024

 The Ukrainian Olympic football team lost to Japan in a friendly match (video)

Ruslan Rotan's team allowed the opponent to hit their goal twice.

The Ukrainian Olympic football teamwas defeated in a sparring match with Japan, which took place on March 25 in Fukuoka at Kitakyushu Stadium. The meeting ended with the score 2:0.

Ruslan Rotan's team missed both goals in the second half. In the 48th minute, Japanese midfielder Kein Sato opened the scoring in the match with a successful finishing move.

In the 76th minute, the Asian team doubled its lead – midfielder Satoshi Tanaka received the ball in the “blue-yellow” penalty area and accurately fired into the far corner.

Review of the match Japan U-23 – Ukraine U-23

Full video of the match Japan U- 23 – Ukraine U-23

We would like to remind you that this coming summer Rotan’s team will perform at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The Ukrainian national football team for the first time in history made it to the Olympic Games thanks to the fact that it reached the semi-finals at the Youth Euro 2023.

During the draw for the Olympic Games 2024 football tournament, the Blues “yellow” were in Group B, where they will play against Argentina, Morocco and the third team from the Asian Confederation.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs of the Olympic tournament. In the quarterfinals, Ukrainians can meet one of the teams from Group A: France, New Zealand, USA or the winner of the intercontinental playoffs (Guinea against the fourth team from the Asian Confederation).

According to the regulations, the Olympics can take part in the football tournament Players who were born after January 1, 2001 participate. Each team can include only three players over this age in the application of 18 football players.

See also:The composition of the Ukrainian national football team to prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games has become known

The 2024 Olympic Games men's football tournament will take place from July 24 to August 9 in seven French cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Nantes.

The current winner of the Olympics in men's football teams is Brazil, which defeated Spain (2:1) in the final at Tokyo 2020. This time the Brazilians did not even qualify, finishing third in South America.

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