Euro 2020: Ukrainian national football team to play with Sweden


The Ukrainian football team will face the Swedish national team in the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020. The match takes place on June 29, at the national stadium of Scotland “Hampden Park” in Glasgow, UA reports.

The game starts at 22:00 by Kyiv time and will be the final fight at this stage of the tournament.

The Ukrainian national team will play against Sweden for the 5th time in the history. The previous time the teams met at Euro 2012. Then the Ukrainians won thanks to the double of the current head coach of the national team – Andriy Shevchenko.

“I think the team had a good qualifying round, we have played a good game with the Dutch, we played a good game with North Macedonia. Austrian team is a very good opponent. I don’t really need to motivate my players. I told them that we have a chance. As long as we have a chance, we will work in the mode in which we should”, – said the head coach of the Ukrainian national football team Andriy Shevchenko.

On the eve of the match, President of Ukraine recorded a video in support of the Ukrainian national team and called on all Ukrainians to take part in the flash mob. The first to join him were Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet.

On June 29 the head of state called the fans of the Ukrainian national team to support players before the match. The president announced this on Facebook.

“I had a conversation with them and told that we believe in them. Happy birthday to Andriy Pyatov. Our players are well motivated and are able to surprise. Today, 40 million Ukrainians will be on the field with the national team”, – Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote.