Shakhtar on international duty: preview

Ahead of the national teams’ games, we bring you our traditional preview of Shakhtar players’ international duty.

The captain of Shakhtar and Croatia national team Darijo Srna can meet with the national teams teams of Israel and Hungary. The Blazers will play their first friendly match at home, and the second one – away in Budapest. Let us remind you that the Croats and Hungarians are taking part in the European Championship finals on the football fields of France.

March 23, 19:00
Croatia, Osijek, Gradski Vrt
Croatia vs Israel

March 26, 19:00
Hungary, Budapest, Groupama Arena
Hungary vs Croatia
Called up: Darijo Srna

Seven players of Shakhtar have been called up by the national team of Ukraine. Unfortunately, Shakhtar defender Yaroslav Rakits’kyy will not be able to participate in the team's nearest fixtures due to injury. The Ukrainians are facing friendly games against Cyprus and Wales. Just as is the Croats’ case, the second match will be played against the Euro 2016 participants.

March 24, 21:00
Ukraine, Odesa, Chornomorets
Ukraine vs Cyprus

March 28, 21:00
Ukraine, Kyiv, NSC Olympiyskyi
Ukraine vs Wales
Called up: Andriy Pyatov, Oleksandr Kucher, Yaroslav Rakits’kyy, Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko, Maksym Malyshev