KEEP CUP & WASH YOUR HANDS – Ukrainian Cup Quarter Final Preview

IT’S DOWN TO THE LAST EIGHT IN THE UKRAINIAN CUP! Ukraine’s premier cup competition returns from hiatus for the first time since the winter break! Despite taking place during a period of footballing uncertainty due to a global pandemic, Kubok Ukraini will be allowing spectators! However, due to both the timings and scheduling of fixtures […]

TWO MORE SPINS. ONLY ONE WINNER – UPL MATCHDAY 21 PREVIEW

Getting into the ‘business’ end of the season means the fixtures come thick and fast ahead of the UPL Split taking place once Matchday 22 concludes on Sunday. As a result, Matchday 21 takes place midweek with all 12 teams back in action just a number of days after a weekend of some earth trembling […]

THE GREAT UPL THAW: DOMESTIC FOOTBALL RETURNS TO UKRAINE FOR 2020

The UPL reawakens from its winter slumber this weekend after just over 2 months of hibernation. All the clubs have been hard at work at their mid season, warm-ish weather, training camps since mid January and are raring to get back into the competitive swing of things. As has always been the case, there have […]

SHAKHTAR V BENFICA – UEL 19/20 R32 PREVIEW

COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL RETURNS TO UKRAINE! Shakhtar Donetsk officially open the 2020 Ukrainian footballing calendar as they take on Portugal’s Benfica in the Europa League Round of 32 TONIGHT! Kharkiv hosts the first leg of this tie with the Miners aiming to start the new decade with a victory! There were no major personnel changes over […]

PLAYING FOR THE ENEMY: The Ukrainian footballers who sign for Russian clubs…

“Would you join Zenit Saint Petersburg if they offered you EUR 5 million a year?” When this question was put to Ukrainian national team footballer Roman Yaremchuk in late 2019, he didn’t hedge or hesitate. “No,” he replied. “That’s a great question, but in today’s situation, I wouldn’t go. One hundred percent. I have everything […]

UKRAINE ON THE RISE: EURO 2020 AWAITS AFTER AN UNPRECEDENTED 2019

Ukraine have qualified for the finals of a European Championships for the third time in their history. Andriy Shevchenko and his men will participate in the continent’s premier international tournament next summer and go into it with much optimism.  The EURO 2020 draw, which saw Ukraine start the process as a top seed has already […]