Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov has released the list of players called up for the match against Italy. The squad includes goalkeepers Georgiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kiev), Anatoliy Trubin (Benfica), Dmytro Riznyk (Shakhtar Donetsk). In defense, Mykola Matviyenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yukhym Konoplia (Shakhtar Donetsk), Valeriy Bondar (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo Kiev), Vladyslav Dubinchak (Dynamo Kiev), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton), Ilya Zabarnyi (Bournemouth), Oleksandr Svatok (Dnipro), Maksym Taloverov (LASK Linz) are included.
In the midfield, Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Zubkov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Georgiy Sudakov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yehor Nazaryna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Karavaev (Dynamo Kiev), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal), Viktor Tsygankov (Girona), Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Westerlo), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Genoa), Oleksandr Pikhalyonok (Dnipro) have been called up. Additionally, for the attack Artem Dovbyk (Girona), Roman Yaremchuk (Valencia), Danylo Sikan (Shakhtar Donetsk) all received the call up.
Rebrov highlighted the importance of the upcoming match, stating “The game against Italy will be a tough challenge for us, but I have confidence in the strength and abilities of our squad.” The coach also expressed his satisfaction with the performances of his players at their respective clubs, and emphasized the need for teamwork and unity in order to achieve success on the field.