Latest Ukraine National Soccer Team News

US to open World Cup vs Wales, held to 0-0 draw by Uruguay

Jun. 05, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan, (AP) — Two months after the World Cup draw, the United States learned it will open the tournament against Wales on Nov 21. “It's full steam ahead, concentrating on Wales," U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said after Sunday's 0-0 draw against Uruguay in a prep match. ...

Ukraine's World Cup quest ends with loss to Wales amid war

Jun. 05, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine's players wept in the rain while applauding their dejected supporters after missing out on qualifying for the World Cup by losing 1-0 to Wales in Europe's last playoff for the FIFA soccer showpiece on Sunday. The agonizing moment in a tight game came...

Ukraine misses out on qualifying for soccer’s World Cup after war-disrupted team loses 1-0 to Wales in playoff final

Jun. 05, 2022 13:57 PM EDT
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine misses out on qualifying for soccer’s World Cup after war-disrupted team loses 1-0 to Wales in playoff final.

Ukraine plans to restart football leagues in August amid war

Jun. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval. Andriy Pavelko, the president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details to The Associated...

Backed from frontlines, Ukraine tries to seal World Cup spot

Jun. 04, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Far from battlefields and Russian invaders, the Ukrainian footballers exempted from military service are trying to complete the mission to lead their country to the World Cup. When they prepare to face Wales on Sunday in a playoff final, they will have a...

Ukraine soccer team fulfilling its duty in World Cup mission

Jun. 02, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Ukraine’s soccer players feel a duty to represent their nation’s identity on a global stage and give pride to people back home during Russia’s war on their homeland. Mission fulfilled so far. With Ukraine now just one win away from a...

Ukraine beats Scotland 3-1 in World Cup qualifying playoff

Jun. 01, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Ukraine’s emotion-filled quest to qualify for the World Cup amid an ongoing war moved a step closer with a 3-1 win over Scotland in a pulsating playoff semifinal on Wednesday. Veteran captain Andriy Yarmolenko lifted his nation by scoring a deft lobbed...

Ukraine star Zinchenko in tears ahead of World Cup playoff

May. 31, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Ukrainian soccer star Oleksandr Zinchenko couldn't hold back the tears as he tried to explain what it means to represent his country's national team at this moment, with a spot at the World Cup within reach. Ukraine is two games away from qualifying for...

Canada cancels June 5 exhibition vs Iran after criticism

May. 26, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's exhibition against Iran at Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 5 was canceled on Thursday following criticism by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canada Soccer Association issued a short statement announcing the cancellation but did not include...

Zinchenko's tearful support for Ukraine after EPL title win

May. 22, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Ukrainian flag Oleksandr Zinchenko used to wipe away the tears also inspired Manchester City’s Premier League title winner. As Zinchenko paraded around the field with the trophy, the yellow-and-blue colors of his homeland were wrapped around him....