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The Ukrainian youth team won at the start of the elite round of selection for Euro 2024 – the debut of Shevchenko Jr.

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 21, 2024

 The Ukrainian youth team won at the start of the elite round of selection for Euro 2024 - the debut of Shevchenko Jr.

"Blue-yellow” confidently beat the team of North Macedonia.

The youth team of Ukraine (U-19)started their performances in the elite round of qualification for the Euro 2024. Our team in Skopje beat its peers from North Macedonia (0:2).

The Blue-Yellows took the lead at the end of the first half. In stoppage time, Daniil Krevsunplayed on the rebound after a corner kick and accurately fired into the near corner. For the 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder, this was his debut match for the Ukrainian U-19 national team.

At the beginning of the second half, the Ukrainians strengthened their lead in the score. In the 48th minute, Dynamo Kyiv forward Matvey Ponomarenko sent the ball into the corner of the Macedonian goal from outside the penalty area.

Dmitry Mikhailenko's team finished the match in the majority – in the 75th minute, defender Anes Meglichi was sent off as part of the Macedonians.

Note that in this match Christian made his debut for the Ukrainian U-19 national team Shevchenko is the 17-year-old son of the legendary player, and now the president of the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) Andrey Shevchenko. He recentlyreceived a Ukrainian passportand was called up to the national team. In the game against the Macedonians, Christian came on as a substitute in the 79th minute.

In addition to North Macedonia, the opponents of the Ukrainian U-19 national team in the elite round of qualifying for Euro 2024 are Latvia and Switzerland. The next match “blue-yellow” will play on Saturday, March 23, against the Latvians.

To qualify for the continental championship, the Ukrainians must take first place in their group.

Winners of the elite round groups will join the host, Northern Ireland, in the final stage, which will take place on July 15-28, 2024 and will be the UEFA qualifying team for the 2025 World Cup (U-20).

It was previously reported that the Ukrainian U-17 team defeated Slovakia andreached the final tournament of Euro 2024.

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