Kovalenko will not help the Ukrainian team in the matches against Portugal and Luxembourg


The Shakhtar midfielder Viktor Kovalenko due to injury can not play in the starting matches of selection for Euro 2020.

The football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) has officially confirmed the departure of Kovalenko from the Ukraine national team.

“A medical examination conducted by doctors of the national team, showed that Viktor Kovalenko – stretching the adductor muscles, which requires a week of recovery.

Given the fact that to return to training Viktor can only March 25 – the day of the game with Monaco midfielder has left the team for a rehabilitation course in Kiev. Thus, to help the blue and yellow in the first matches of selection Kovalenko can not”, – informs the official site of the FFU.

From the camp of the national team on the eve of start in the selection for Euro 2020, there are positive news – forward Kayserispor Artem Kravets has recovered from a Shin bruise and returned to the main group.

After today’s workout, head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko to finalize the delegation for the match with Portugal.

Already at 16:30 Kyiv time the national team of Ukraine from Boryspil will fly to Lisbon. The match selection for Euro 2016 against Portugal “blue-yellow” will play on Friday, March 22.


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