Markevych displays first list
Ukraine manager Myron Markevych named the 24-men squad called out for the first training camp to kick off on May 17 in Kharkiv, according to FFU inform service.
The most experienced players Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoschuk and Andriy Voronin will go on to feature in National A team. Long-serving goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy will be called out further though missing the upcoming training camp. The same goes for FC Dynamo Kyiv halfback Oleg Gusiev who was not opted due to the injury.
The list of candidates also features five new names with four playing in domestic league. These are FC Metalurh Zaporizhia defender Volodymyr Polioviy and FC Karpaty defender Igor Oschypko, halfbacks - FC Metalist’s Denis Oliynyk and FC Dnipro’s Yevgen Konoplianka. The fifth fresh - Oleksandr Yakovenko - currently playing for Belgian KVC Westerlo.
After the end of the league games the blue-yellows will play three friendly matches: against Lithuania on May 25 in Kharkiv, against Romania on May 29 in Lviv and against Norway on June 2 in Oslo.
Goalkeppers: Andriy Pyatov (FC Shakhtar), Oleksandr Goriainov (FC Metalist).
Defenders: Dmytro Chygrynskiy (FC Barcelona, Spain), Andriy Rusol (FC Dnipro), Yevgen Khacheridi (FC Dynamo), Vitaliy Mandziuk (FC Dnipro), Vasyl Kobin (FC Shakhtar), Igor Oschypko (FC Karpaty), Volodymyr Polioviy (FC Metalurh Zaporizhia), Vitaliy Fedoriv (FC Amkar, Russia).
Midfielders: Anatoliy Tymoschuk (FC Bayern Munich, Germany), Taras Mykhalyk (FC Dynamo), Sergiy Valiaev and Denis Oliynyk (both from FC Metalist), Ruslan Rotan and Yevgen Konoplianka (both from FC Dnipro), Igor Khudobiak (FC Karpaty), Oleksandr Aliev (FC Lokomotiv, Russia), Oleksandr Yakovenko (KVC Westerlo, Belgium).
Forwards: Andriy Shevchenko, Artem Milevskiy (both from FC Dynamo), Marko Devic (FC Metalist), Andriy Voronin (FC Dynamo, Russia), Yevgen Selezniov (FC Dnipro).