Shevchenko: We call on Euro participating countries to help Ukraine. Football is not only a sport, but also a great force

Shevchenko: We call on Euro participating countries to help Ukraine.  Football is not only a sport, but also a great force

According to the head of the UAF, the national team can participate in Euro 2024 only thanks to the people who fight for our freedom

The president Ukrainian Football Association Andrey Shevchenko following the players Ukrainian national teamwho in a video from the UAF spoke about their cities affected by Russian aggression, also addressed the European and world community.

“We often hear that football is beyond war, but this video proves the opposite. There is not a single Ukrainian football player, not a single Ukrainian city, stadium, playground, not a single child that has not been touched by the war.”

“We can only be here at Euro 2024 thanks to the people who fight for our freedom. Among them are hundreds of thousands of football fans. They would like to be in the stands, but they are at the front. Our cities would also like to host the Euro, but now they are fighting not for the tournament, but for freedom.”

“And therefore we call on all countries participating in the European Championship to help Ukraine. Football is not only an outstanding sport, it is also a great force. The power of solidarity and unity, the support that our country so desperately needs.”

The Ukrainian national team, despite everything, continues to prepare for Euro 2024.

Today, Sergei Rebrov’s team held an open training session in Wiesbaden, Germany, the capital of the federal state of Hesse in western Germany, located next to Mainz and Darmstadt, not far from Frankfurt. This city became the base city for Rebrov’s team during the continental championship.

At the group stage of the 2024 European Championship, the blue-yellows will play against the national teams of Romania (June 17), Slovakia (June 21) and Belgium (June 26). The matches will take place in Munich, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart, respectively.

The European Championship starts tomorrow, June 14, at 22:00 Kyiv time, with the match Germany – Scotland. It will be served by a French brigade under the command of Clément Turpin.

Early in the morning of February 24, 2022, Russia launched rocket and air bombardments of most Ukrainian cities, and then launched a full-scale military invasion. The Russian war against Ukraine has continued for the 841st day.

Source: Sportarena

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