Euro 2012 Ukraine Provisional Squad
Oleh Blokhin the Ukriane international team coach has announced his provisional squad for this summer Euro 2012 season and include the likes of Andriy Shevchenko and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk as its biggest names as well as former Liverpool forward Andriy Voronin.
Andriy Shevchenko had a reasonably unsuccessful spell at English club Chelsea after making a move from Italian club AC Milan. Shevchenko un-doubtably has talent but he could not perform in the EPL and was then loaned back to AC Milan, before moving back to his hometown club Dynamo Kyiv.
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk currently plies his trade in Munich and has a UEFA Champions Legue final to contend with before heading back to his home country to host the Euro 2012 Competition. Tymoshchuk first made his international debut back in 200 and has gone on to make 114 appearance for his country.
Coach Oley Blokhin took the Ukraine to the World Cup Quarter Finals in Germany 6 years ago and remains the only manager to take the country to a major international championship. The former striker became a Soviet legend after scoring 42 goals in 112 appearances for the national side. His previous managerial experience includes AEK Athens and Olympiacos amongst others.
Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Goryainov (FC Metalist Kharkiv), Maxym Koval (FC Dynamo Kiev), Oleksandr Bandura (FC Metalurg Donetsk).
Defenders: Oleksandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kiev), Taras Mikhalik (Dynamo Kiev), Vitaliy Mandzyuk (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Yevhen Selin (Vorskla), Bohdan Butko (Illychivets).
Midfielders: Olexandr Aliyev (Dynamo Kiev), Denys Garmash (Dynamo Kiev), Oleh Gusev (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kiev), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) , Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro), Serhiy Nazarenko (Tavriya), Taras Stepanenko (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (FC Bayern Munich).
Forwards: Artem Milevskiy (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kiev), Marco Devic (FC Metalist Kharkiv), Andriy Voronin (FC Dynamo Moscow), Yevhen Seleznyov (FC Shakhtar Donetsk).