It’s time for another huge FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification clash, as Ukraine takes on Scotland in Group B.
These two sides met back in March, with Ukraine coming out on top in a 2-1 victory. However, both teams have since picked up some important wins and will look to build on that momentum in this crucial clash.
Ukraine will be favourites for winning this game, but Scotland will be no pushovers. This should be a close and exciting contest.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Ukraine vs Scotland: FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification Group B
Date: Friday June 24
Kick-off time: 19:15 BST (UK time)
Venue: Miejski w Rzeszowie in Rzeszow
TV channel: The game will be televised live on BBC Two Scotland
Online streaming: The match can be streamed live online via the BBC iPlayer
Ukraine is currently second in Group B, behind only England. They have won four of their six games so far, losing to England and Scotland.
Ukraine’s most recent game was a 2-0 victory over Kazakhstan. They will look to build on that wing and cement their place in the top two.
Ukraine’s star player is forward to Yevheniya Konstantinova. The 23-year-old has scored six goals in six games so far and will be a key player for her team in this game.
Scotland is third in Group B, behind England and Ukraine. They have won three of their six games so far, losing to England, Ukraine and Poland.
Scotland’s most recent game was a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan. They will look to build on that wing and close the gap on the teams above them.
Scotland’s star player is midfielder Kim Little. The 27-year-old is a creative force in the middle of the park and has scored three goals so far in this qualifying campaign.
Ukraine: Shevchenko; Moroziuk, Zabarnyi, Tymoshchuk, Kravets; Konoplyanka, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko, Yarmolenko; Konstantinova, Malinovska.
Scotland: Kerr; Beattie, Smith, Docherty, Corsie; Little, Weir, Taylor, Evans; Emslie, Howard.
The game will kick-off at 19:15 pm BST (UK time) on Friday June 24.
How and where to watch on TV and online
The game will be televised live on BBC Two Scotland.
It will also be available to stream live online via the BBC iPlayer.
What the managers are saying
Ukraine manager Shevchenko is looking forward to the game and is expecting a tough test:
“We are expecting a tiresome game against Scotland. They are a strong team and they proved that in the first game against us. We are ready for the challenge and we will do everything we can to get the victory.”
Scotland manager Shelley Kerr is also expecting a tough game, but is confident her team can get a result:
“We are under no illusions. We know how tough this game is going to be. But we are in a good place, we are confident and we believe we can get a positive result.”
Ukraine is a great side to support, but the Scottish squad are not to be taken lightly. The Ukrainian girls will be keen to avoid another defeat in the qualification tournament, while Scotland is looking to qualify for the final stages for only the third time in their history. Here’s how both sides could line up in Group B.
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