Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ukraine manager Oleh Blokhin has named his squad for Ukraine's key upcoming friendly against Israel in Petach-Tivka on February 29. Ukraine have been short on competitive matches due to the fact that they automatically qualified for this summer's European Championships as hosts.
Blokhin's side has two notable absentees Shakhtar Donetsk defender Dmytry Chygrynskiy and Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko, who both have ankle injuries.

Harking back to past decades, the Ukrainian 20-man squad is largely built on players from Dynamo Kyiv, with only a handful of players such as Dynamo Moscow's Andriy Voronin plying their trade abroad.