AC Milan’s erstwhile feared forward Andriy Shevchenko missed a perfect opportunity to return in the elite group of Ukrainian players after he was forced out of the pitch 23 minutes into the game due to injury in the World Cup 2010 qualifier against Croatia (2:2); Shevchenko had brought Ukraine back to 1:1 on score approximately 10 minutes earlier.

The unfortunate turn of events left the Ukraine international with a paltry earning of just 5 rating points, which barely pushed his tally up, to 44.74 points, reported.

On Monday, Ukrainian national team spokesman Yuri Malyshev informed journalists that Andriy Shevchenko will hardly take part in a match with Kazakhstan on Wednesday due to an injury. The Ukrainian captain will undergo a medical examination in Milan.