Shevchenko: People on the first line of defense defending our country – you gave them some piece of happiness

Shevchenko: People on the first line of defense defending our country – you gave them some piece of happiness

The Ukrainian team made it to the continental football championship for the fourth time

President of the Ukrainian Football Association Andrey Shevchenko addressed the Ukrainian national team after reaching Euro 2024.

“It’s incredible. In such a difficult time… Everyone was waiting for this moment. I know that everyone believes in you.”

“Literally received a thousand messages of support. People on the first line [обороны], defending our country, you gave them some piece of happiness. So I thank you for that. Well done.”

The Ukrainian national team defeated Iceland in a strong-willed manner in the final of the playoff qualifying for Euro 2024 (2:1). The blue-and-yellows conceded in the first half, but snatched victory thanks to goals from Viktor Tsygankov and Mikhail Mudrik after the break.

Sergei Rebrov’s team will play in a quartet with E with Belgium, Slovakia and Romania. The Ukrainians will play their first match against Romania on June 17.

Ukraine will play at the European Championships for the fourth time. The blue-and-yellows have consistently competed in the finals of the continental championship since 2012.

Source: Sportarena

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