Shakhtar in national teams: preview

In the coming days, the national teams will play their games. We bring a preview of the games, which will feature Shakhtar’s players.

The Pitmen’s and Croatia captain Darijo Srna has been called up to take part in the matches against Azerbaijan and Norway. In the previous games those opponents were beaten 6-0 and 5-1 respectively, so at home they will make every effort to get a revenge. Croatia team are now topping the league table in the Group H, sitting above Italy. Norway are going third.

September 3, 19:00
Azerbaijan, Baku, Bakcell Arena
Euro 2016 qualifying match
Azerbaijan vs Croatia

September 6, 19:00
Norway, Oslo, Ullevaal Stadion
Euro 2016 qualifying match
Norway vs Croatia
Called up: Darijo Srna

Next Saturday, the Ukraine national team will face an Oleksandr Khatskevich team.  Mykhailo Fomenko’s charges will have to take three points in order to fight for a direct qualification for the European Championship. A more difficult match for Ukrainians will take place on 8 September – our national team will face Slovakia. It should be noted that a 19-year-old Viktor Kovalenko was called by Ukraine side for the first time.

September 5, 19:00
Ukraine, Lviv, Arena Lviv
Euro 2016 qualifying match
Ukraine vs Belarus

September 8, 21:45
Slovakia, Zilina, Zilina
Euro 2016 qualifying match
Slovakia vs Ukraine
Called up: Andriy Pyatov, Oleksandr Kucher, Yaroslav Rakytskyy, Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko, Maksym Malyshev, Oleksandr Gladkyy

Bohdan Sarnavskyi and Sergiy Gryn have been called up by Ukraine national team. For the charges of Serhiy Kovalets, the encounter with Macedonia will be the first game within the 2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifying group stage. Ukraine U21 have also planned a home friendly against their Denmark counterparts.

September 5, 17:00
Macedonia, Skopje, FFM training centre
2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifier
Macedonia U21 vs Ukraine U21

September 8
Ukraine, Kyiv, Obolon-Arena
Friendly game
Ukraine U21 vs Denmark U21