England vs Ukraine – UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifier – what time is kick-off, how can I watch the match, what is the team news?
The societal, political and cultural significance of Ukraine playing a competitive international match at Wembley Stadium against England is not something that should be forgotten. On the pitch specifically, though, the Ukrainians are beginning a campaign to make it four successive UEFA European Championship qualifications away to the runners’ up of the previous tournament.
WHAT IS THE CONTEXT OF THE MATCH?
England began their UEFA Euro 2024 qualification campaign on Thursday evening with a 2-1 victory against Italy in Naples. It was the first time ever a tournament final had been played in qualification for the next tournament. Ukraine, on the other hand, geared up for this qualifier without a friendly and haven’t played since their frustrating goalless draw with Scotland in the UEFA Nations League in September 2022.
WHEN IS ENGLAND VS UKRAINE TAKING PLACE?
The match kicks off at 5pm UK time on Sunday 26th March 2023.
WHERE IS ENGLAND VS UKRAINE TAKING PLACE?
The match will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
WHERE CAN I WATCH ENGLAND VS UKRAINE ON TV?
The match will be shown live on Channel 4 in the UK.
WHAT ABOUT STREAMING?
The match can be streamed via the All 4 app.
WHAT IS THE TEAM NEWS?
England squad: Forster, Pickford, Ramsdale; Chilwell, Dier, Guehi, James, Maguire, Shaw, Trippier, Walker; Bellingham, Gallagher, Henderson, Phillips, Rice; Foden, Grealish, Kane, Maddison, Toney
Luke Shaw will miss out on this match due to the red card he picked up late on in Naples in England’s aforementioned victory over the Italians. Aside from that enforced change, Gareth Southgate may be inclined to rotate players such as Jude Bellingham, who showed signs of fatigue and injury, as well as Jack Grealish, who has high level competition for his spot in the form of both Phil Foden and James Maddison.
Ukraine squad: Lunin, Shevchenko, Trubin; Karavayev, Matvyenko, Miroshnichenko, Mykolenko, Popov, Sarapiy, Sobol, Svatok; Bondarenko, Buyalskiy, Konoplyanka, Malinovskiy, Mudryk, Pikhalyonok, Stepanenko, Sudakov, Sydorchuk, Tysgankov, Yarmolenko, Zinchenko; Dovbyk, Yaremchuk
The visitors are without AFC Bournemouth defender Illya Zabarnyi, who remains out due to a long-term injury. Viktor Kovalenko and Oleksandr Zubkov are relatively surprising omissions but Yevhen Konoplyanka returns to the squad to form part of what are exciting attacking options for Ukraine alongside the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko, Ruslan Malinovskiy, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Roman Yaremchuk, Artem Dovbyk, Viktor Tysgankov and Oleksandr Zinchenko.