European Football Championship 2012 / Ukraine - Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2016/Ukraine
This article covers the Ukrainian national football team at the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine . For Ukraine it was the only newcomer to participate in a European Championship finals and, after the 2006 World Cup, the second participation in a major tournament. Like co-hosts Poland, Ukraine were eliminated in the preliminary round, but were able to achieve their first victory in a final round in their first game.
As the host of the European Championship, the Ukrainian team automatically qualified for the finals.
For the European Football Championship 2012 , national coach Oleh Blochin announced a preliminary roster with 26 players on May 8 , from which one goalkeeper and two field players had to be deleted by May 29.  The naming of the goalkeepers was problematic, as regular goalkeepers Oleksandr Schowkowskyj and Andrij Dykan were injured, and Oleksandr Rybka tested positive for doping and was therefore suspended. The most experienced players in the squad were record national player Anatolij Tymoschtschuk and record goalscorer Andrij Shevchenko as wellOleh Husjew , Ruslan Rotan , Artem Milewskyj and Andrij Voronin , who were also used at the 2006 World Cup .
At the beginning of May 2012, the contract with national coach Oleh Blochin was extended until the end of the 2014 World Cup .  In September, however, he announced his resignation as national coach. 
On May 28, the following final roster was announced: 
|1||Maksym Kowal||Dynamo Kiev||9. Dec. 1992||1||0|
|23||Olexandr Horjajinow||Metalist Kharkiv||29. June 1975||2||0||25. May 2010|
|12||Andrij Pjatow||Shakhtar Donetsk||28. June 1984||29||0||22. Aug. 2007||3|
|2||Jewhen Selin||FK Worskla Poltawa||May 9, 1988||9||1||7. Oct. 2012||3||1|
|3||Jewhen Chatscheridi||Dynamo Kiev||July 28, 1987||14||0||10. Oct. 2009||3|
|5||Oleksandr Kutscher||Shakhtar Donetsk||22. Oct. 1982||29||1||15. Aug. 2006|
|13||Vyacheslav Shevchuk||Shakhtar Donetsk||13. May 1979||21||0||30. Apr. 2003|
|17||Taras Mychalyk||Dynamo Kiev||28. Oct. 1983||29||0||30. Apr. 2003||2|
|20||Jaroslaw Rakyzkyj||Shakhtar Donetsk||3. Aug. 1989||18||3||10. Oct. 2009||1||1|
|21||Bohdan Butko||Illitschiwez Mariupol||13. Jan. 1991||11||0||7. Oct. 2011||1|
|4||Anatolij Tymoschtschuk||FC Bayern Munich||March 30, 1979||119||4||26. Apr. 2000||3||2|
|6||Denys Harmasch||Dynamo Kiev||19. Apr. 1990||6||0||7. Oct. 2011||1|
|8||Oleksandr Alijew||Dynamo Kiev||3. Feb. 1985||28||6||6. Sep. 2008||1|
|9||By Husjew||Dynamo Kiev||25. Apr. 1983||75||12||20. Aug. 2003||3|
|11||Andriy Yarmolenko||Dynamo Kiev||23. Oct. 1989||23||8||5. Sep. 2009||3|
|14||Ruslan Rotan |||Dnipro Dnipropetrowsk||20. Oct. 1981||59||6||12. Feb. 2003||1|
|18||Serhiy Nasarenko||Tawrija Simferopol||16. Feb. 1980||53||12||11. Oct. 2003||3|
|19||Jewhen Hemp||Dnipro Dnipropetrowsk||29. Sep. 1989||22||5||25. May 2010||3|
|7||Andrij Shevchenko||Dynamo Kiev||29. Sep. 1976||111||48||March 25, 1995||3||2||1|
|10||Andrij Woronin||FK Dynamo Moscow||July 21, 1979||74||8||March 27, 2002||2|
|15||Artem Milewskyj||Dynamo Kiev||12. Jan. 1985||49||8||19. June 2006||3|
|16||Jewhen Selesnjow||Dnipropetrowsk||July 20, 1985||29||5||May 24, 2008|
|22||Marko Devic||Metalist Kharkiv||27. Oct. 1983||24||2||25. May 2010||3|
|By Blochin||5. Nov. 1952||2003–2007 and from 2011||3|
As of June 19, 2012 (after the game against England)
Ukraine had played 19 friendly matches in preparation for the European Championship since August 2010, six of which were won, seven ended in a draw and six were lost. Victories can only be achieved against teams that did not take part in the European Championship. Immediately before the EM there were three test matches: on May 28 in Kufstein against Estonia (4: 0, goals: Andrij Jarmolenko , Oleh Husjew , Andrij Voronin and Artem Milewskyj ), on June 1 in Innsbruck against Austria (2: 3 , Goals: Oleh Husjew) and on June 5 in Ingolstadt against Turkey (0: 2).
Games of Ukraine
Ukraine was seeded as the group head of Group D at the draw. In the FIFA world rankings , the group opponents ranked significantly better than the Ukraine: England place 7, France place 16, Sweden place 17, Ukraine place 50 (as of May 6, 2012), whereby it must be taken into account that the qualifying matches of the group opponents a higher Valued as the friendlies of Ukraine.
Ukraine last played against France before the European Championship on June 6, 2011 and lost 4-1 in Donetsk . The last game before the European Championship against Sweden on August 10, 2011 was lost (0: 1 in Kharkiv ). The last game before the European Championship against England was won 1-0 on October 10, 2009 as part of the World Cup qualification in Dnepropetrovsk . The overall balance was negative before the European Championship against England (1 win, 3 losses) and France (3 draws and 3 losses each), against Sweden with 1 win, draw and defeat each.
EM preliminary round
Preliminary group A:
All games took place in Ukraine .
|Mon., June 11, 2012, 8:45 p.m. in Kiev|
|Friday, June 15, 2012, 6:00 p.m. in Donetsk|
|Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 8:45 p.m. in Donetsk|
- Tymoschuk leads the contingent. FIFA.com
- Ukraine extended with Blokhin. uefa.com
- Farewell to Blochin perfect. fifa.com