Shakhtar on international duty: when and vs whom
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
In the coming days, Ukraine and Ukraine U21 teams will be playing
On November 12, Ukraine national team is to encounter Finland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition. As we already reported, Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko called up nine Shakhtar representatives: goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov; defenders Olexandr Kucher, Yaroslav Rakitskyy, Bohdan Butko, Ivan Ordets and Serhii Kryvtsov; as well as midfielders Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko and Maksym Malyshev.
The game against Finland kicks off at 21:45 in Odesa. Ukraine national team also plan a friendly against Serbia. It is to kick off at 21:00 in Kharkiv on November 15.
Ukraine U21 will have a friendly game against Belarus. Its head coach Oleksandr Holovko called up six Pitmen to take part in the game. Those are the first-team players Mykola Matviienko, Oleksandr Zubkov and Andrii Boriachuk; Shakhtar U21 players Ihor Kiryukhantsev, Oleksandr Pikhalyonok and Danylo Ihnatenko. The meeting with Belarus national team will take place in Poltava on November 11. It is to kick off at 18:30.