COACH: Oleg Blokhin
WORLD RANKING: 50
QUALIFIED: As hosts
BEST EURO FINISH: Never qualified before
PLAYING STYLE: Counter-attack
STRONGEST LINE-UP: Pyatov; Butko, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Selin; Tymoshchuk, Harmash; Shevchenko; Gusev, Milevskiy, Yarmolenko
STRENGTHS: As joint hosts they’ll be backed by a vocal, passionate support at every game – that’s worth a one goal advantage.
WEAKNESSES: Because they qualified as hosts, they’ve played no competitive football for two years – so they’ve not been tested.
Club: Bayern Munich
A cool and experienced head in the heart of the Ukraine midfield, who keeps things simple.
He may have struggled at Chelsea, but Sheva is one of Europe’s best strikers of the past 20 years. He’s scored 46 goals in 105 games for his country.
Population: 45.8 million
Official language: Ukrainian
Best ever player: Andriy Shevchenko
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