Ukraine was a truly prolific resource for the former Soviet Union before their revolution and had to wait two decades to enter the finals as a fully independent nation. Let’s see how this information can help with Ukraine Euro 2016 fixtures.
Ukraine are in Group C in the Euro 2016 Championship and the squad was seen off amid patriotic fervour in Kiev, yet hopes are not quite high for this tournament. Experts don't see Ukraine progressing to the knock-out stage. Even if there is the possibility of claiming the best 3rd-places side, Ukraine just lacks guile and doesn't seem to have the depth for a very long run.
The presence of Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko harks back to those days when Ukraine had two powerful match-winners: Serhiy Rebrov and Andriy Shevchenko. It's left to see if the current pair is great or debatable. What else can help you assess the best Ukraine Euro 2016 betting odds?
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Ukraine had a few great matches when it was under Soviet Union's umbrella - winning the UEFA European Championship in 1960 and finishing runners-up 3 times: lost to Spain in 1964, to West Germany in 1972 and to the Netherlands in 1988.
2012 is the first time Ukraine managed to qualify to the European Football Championship as an independent country, yet it came within twelve minutes of reaching EURO 2000. That was when Ukraine didn't qualify because Pavlin Miran marked a goal for Slovenia achieving a 3-2 aggregate win.
Ukraine's first appearance was in 2012 when it participated as co-host with Poland. It was a great moment when Schevchenko rolled bck the years and raised the roof of NSK Olimpiyskyi with two great headers beating Sweden 2-1.
Ukraine bowed out by going 2-0 against France and 1-0 to England.
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14th November 2015: Ukraine vs Slovenia 2-0, UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying stafe - Ukraine's win in this match laid the foundation for the future success
11 June 2012: Ukraine vs Sweden 2-1, UEFA Euro 2012 group stage - Schevchenko marked his last 2 goals in a successful career.
9th October 1999: Russia vs Ukraine 1-1, UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying stage - Schevchenko marked from a clever free-kick and got a valuable point
Ukraine's camp had some 'public fasion' issues lately. Coach Fomenko Mykhaylo was probably exasperated in early May when two of his best players fell out in tremendous public fashion. Yarmalenko was actually senf off after kicking Stepanenko in a sudden brawl during the match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev. One of the players said publicly that their 'friendship has ended'.