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lördag juli 21st 2018

International

Ukraine win European WC qualification

UKR wins WCQ 2010

27 nations tried but only one can win – Ukraine

With an solid defense and hard work during the tournament the attacking ability got ”pay off time” and with players like Belchior and Alan suspended (for red cards in the semifinal yesterday) Madjer had to carry to much of their attacking game. He made both goal for Portugal but Ukraine made 4. The 3-0 lead was to much to bring back for Madjer and his men. Ukraine wins this qualification in Bibione-Italy and the 82.000 spectators during this tournament have seen a little bit of surprice – Ukraine winning. I followed them 2004-2005 when they had their first ”peak” and their solid defense and their ability to work hard in both defense and attacking had made their success. Their way of play looks very alike Russia. Allthough the Russian team have more ”qualityplayers” but still it is a team that wins and this is what Ukraine showed us all. Congratulations.

Russias fysical status got a new ”pay off” during the match of third place in this tournament. In the third period Shishin and Krasheninnikov scored 3 goals and ”sailed away” from Switzerland. Russia third place and Switzerland fourth place in WC Qualification in Bibione.

I was right 3 of 4 of the teams that I guessed before the quarterfinals enters the WC in Italy next year. The only team i missed was Hungary that I thought could surprice and win against Switzerland but it was close (2-3). Russia, Portugal and Switzerland to WC was no surprice but the top nations are hunted by the ”new” challangers like Poland, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine. Italy is already qualified for ”their” FIFA WC.