Ukraine national football team

Ukraine
Nickname(s)Синьо-жовті (The Blue and Yellow)
Збірна (National team)
AssociationUkrainian Association of Football (UAF)
Українська Асоціація Футболу
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachOleksandr Petrakov
CaptainAndriy Yarmolenko
Most capsAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (144)[lower-alpha 1]
Top scorerAndriy Shevchenko (48)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeUKR
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 27 (6 October 2022)[2]
Highest11 (February 2007)
Lowest132 (September 1993)
First international
 Ukraine 1–3 Hungary 
(Uzhhorod, Ukraine; 29 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Ukraine 9–0 San Marino 
(Lviv, Ukraine; 6 September 2013)
Biggest defeat
 France 7–1 Ukraine 
(Saint-Denis, France; 7 October 2020)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2006)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2006)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2012)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2020)

The Ukraine national football team (Ukrainian: Збірна України з футболу) represents Ukraine in men's international football and is governed by the Ukrainian Association of Football, the governing body for football in Ukraine. Ukraine's home ground is the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv. The team has been a full member of UEFA and FIFA since 1992.

After Ukrainian Independence and the country's breakaway from the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Hungary on 29 April 1992. The team reached the quarter-finals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, their debut in the finals of a major championship.[3]

As the host nation, Ukraine automatically qualified for UEFA Euro 2012.[3] Four years later, Ukraine finished third in their qualifying group for Euro 2016 and advanced via the play-off route to reach a UEFA European Championship tournament through the qualifiers for the first time. This marked the first time in Ukraine's six play-off appearances that it managed to win such a tie, having lost previous play-off ties for the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, 2010 World Cup, 2014 World Cup and 2022 World Cup.

Ukraine's best performance in the UEFA European Championship was in 2020, where they reached the quarter-finals for the first time.


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