Selection of Ukraine was received this Sunday with champion honors after completing a historic performance in the Euro 2020 that ended in the Olympic of rome with the defeat to England 4-0 in the quarterfinals.
The set of Andrei Shevchenko reached unprecedented heights in its history in the continental tournament and several hundred fans traveled to the airport of Borispol from the capital to show their appreciation to the players.
The footballers had the opportunity to greet from a stage the large public that gathered at the aerodrome in an act in which the president of the Federation, Andriy Pavelko, Y Shevchenko They thanked the fans for their support, an “important” part, both for those who were in the stadiums and for those who followed the competition from home, as well as their players for “their dedication, their desire and the football they have developed.”
Ukraine was the last team to seal their qualification for the round of 16 by being the fourth best third in the group (with a win against North macedonia and defeats against Netherlands Y Austria), but reached the quarterfinals for the first time by overcoming in the last minute of extra time Sweden (1-2). His dream ended at the beginning of the second half of the clash against England, which opened an already impossible distance until they ended up winning 4-0.
Ukrainian players appreciated the team’s success in this Eurocup and they admitted the superiority of a more effective rival and with a punch at key moments of the match, at the beginning of both periods. Captain, Andriy Yarmolenko, said that “England won in a deserved way.”
“We had the game tactically and strategically prepared, but when it fails in minute 4 everything falls apart. But nothing can break us. We have a great team with a good squad. We know how we are capable of playing. Despite the defeat, I am proud of the team. Reaching the quarterfinals is a great achievement, “he said.
“We did well this Eurocup. Of course, you could have played better in some games, but overall I am satisfied with the result. We have lasted longer in the tournament than teams like Germany, Portugal, France … We lost, but we did it against one of the best teams in the world ”, he pointed out. Yarmolenko.