Ukraine won the FIFA U-20 Globe Mug in some design on 15 June, originating from behind versus South Korea in the last to become 3-1 champions. This thrilling victory topped a collection of excellent efficiencies throughout the event in Poland that saw Ukraine finish the Globe Mug unbeaten complying with success over United States, Qatar, Panama, Colombia, and also Italy.
This was Ukraine’s 5th look at the FIFA U-20 Globe Mug, which happens every 2 years. Before this year’s accomplishment, Ukraine had actually never ever made it past the initial knockout round of the event. The majority of the gamers that protected triumph in Poland play their club football in Ukraine, with Ukrainian Premier Organization titans Eager beaver Kyiv and also Shakhtar Donetsk each offering 5 gamers to the 21-man team.
One of the most remarkable exemption is 20-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, that authorized for Actual Madrid from Zorya Luhansk in summer season 2018 in a bargain worth a reported EUR 8.5 million. Although the Ukrainian shot stopper has yet to make any type of first string looks for the Spanish tales, this is currently looks an audio financial investment. Lunin was amongst the celebrities of the 2019 U-20 Globe Mug, making one spectacular conserve in the last itself to refute the Koreans a late equalizer and also gaining himself the Adidas Golden Handwear cover honor in addition to his U-20 Globe Mug champion’s medal.
Ukrainian football followers will certainly be wishing the unmatched success of the nation’s young people group can rollover to the elderly side, which has actually typically had a hard time to measure up to its substantial capacity. Although Ukraine notoriously gave the foundation of the excellent Soviet Union sides of the 1980s, the Ukrainian nationwide football group has actually never ever gotten to comparable elevations. Ukraine’s document considering that 1991 consists of simply 3 looks at significant competitions (consisting of one as co-hosts of Euro 2012) in addition to 5 different playoff beats.