Ukraine at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Ukraine's results at the FIFA World Cup . The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

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The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final. [1]

Ukraine have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on one occasion in 2006 where they reached the quarter finals. [2] [3] [4] It was their first ever official appearance at international finals since breaking away from the Soviet Union in 1991. However, before 1996 some of its players played for the Soviet Union national football team and CIS national football team. Among few there were Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko, Hennadiy Lytovchenko, Oleh Luzhny, Ivan Hetsko and others.

Overall record

 Champions   Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGACampaign
as part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union as part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934 1934
Flag of France.svg 1938 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 1950
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Quarter-finals6th5212564301163 1958
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Quarter-finals6th4211974400113 1962
Flag of England.svg 1966 Fourth place4th64021066501196 1966
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Quarter-finals5th421162431081 1970
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Withdrew [5] 430152 1974
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Did not qualify420253 1978
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 Second group stage7th5221748620202 1982
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Round of 1610th42111258422138 1986
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Group stage17th3102448431114 1990
as Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine as Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 FIFA member from 1992. Not admitted to the tournament. [lower-alpha 1] FIFA member from 1992. Not admitted to the tournament. [lower-alpha 1]
Flag of France.svg 1998 Did not qualify
12633119 1998
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 124621513 2002
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Quarter-finals8th52125712741187 2006
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Did not qualify12642217 2010
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 12732307 2014
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 10523139 2018
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined303033 2022
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determined 2026
TotalQuarter-finals1/75212577235241311054
* Denotes draws including knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

Ukraine at 2006 FIFA World Cup

At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ukraine was drawn in Group H along with Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 330081+79Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 320154+16
3Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 30123631
4Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 30122751
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Head coach: Oleg Blokhin

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsClub
11 GK Oleksandr Shovkovskyi (1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31)68 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
22 DF Andriy Nesmachniy (1979-02-28)28 February 1979 (aged 27)49 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
32 DF Oleksandr Yatsenko (1985-02-24)24 February 1985 (aged 21)1 Flag of Ukraine.svg Kharkiv [8]
43 MF Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27)55 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk
52 DF Volodymyr Yezerskyi (1976-11-15)15 November 1976 (aged 29)24 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
62 DF Andriy Rusol (1983-01-16)16 January 1983 (aged 23)23 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
74 FW Andriy Shevchenko (c) (1976-09-29)29 September 1976 (aged 29)64 Flag of Italy.svg Milan [9]
83 MF Oleh Shelayev (1976-11-05)5 November 1976 (aged 29)19 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
93 MF Oleh Husyev (1983-04-25)25 April 1983 (aged 23)25 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
104 FW Andriy Voronin (1979-07-21)21 July 1979 (aged 26)32 Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen
114 FW Serhiy Rebrov (1974-03-06)6 March 1974 (aged 32)70 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
121 GK Andriy Pyatov (1984-06-28)28 June 1984 (aged 21)1 Flag of Ukraine.svg Vorskla Poltava
132 DF Dmytro Chygrynskiy (1986-11-07)7 November 1986 (aged 19)0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk
143 MF Andriy Husin (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33)64 Flag of Russia.svg Krylia Sovetov
154 FW Artem Milevskyi (1985-01-12)12 January 1985 (aged 21)0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
164 FW Andriy Vorobey (1978-11-29)29 November 1978 (aged 27)53 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk
172 DF Vladyslav Vashchuk (1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31)58 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
183 MF Serhiy Nazarenko (1980-02-16)16 February 1980 (aged 26)15 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
193 MF Maksym Kalynychenko (1979-01-26)26 January 1979 (aged 27)21 Flag of Russia.svg Spartak Moscow
204 FW Oleksiy Byelik (1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 25)15 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk
213 MF Ruslan Rotan (1981-10-29)29 October 1981 (aged 24)19 Flag of Ukraine.svg Dynamo Kyiv
222 DF Vyacheslav Sviderskyi (1979-01-01)1 January 1979 (aged 27)6 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk [10]
231 GK Bohdan Shust (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 20)2 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk
No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsClub
32 DF Vyacheslav Shevchuk (1979-05-13)13 May 1979 (aged 27)16 Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk

Spain vs Ukraine

Spain  Flag of Spain.svg4–0Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
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Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
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GK1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB15 Sergio Ramos
CB22 Pablo
CB5 Carles Puyol
LB3 Mariano Pernía
RM16 Marcos Senna
CM14 Xabi Alonso Sub off.svg 55'
LM8 Xavi
RW21 David Villa Sub off.svg 55'
LW9 Fernando Torres
CF11 Luis García Sub off.svg 77'
Substitutions:
MF6 David Albelda Sub on.svg 55'
FW7 Raúl Sub on.svg 55'
MF18 Cesc Fàbregas Sub on.svg 77'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés
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GK1 Oleksandr Shovkovskyi
RB5 Volodymyr Yezerskiy Yellow card.svg 52'
CB17 Vladyslav Vashchuk Red card.svg 47'
CB6 Andriy Rusol
LB2 Andriy Nesmachniy Yellow card.svg 17'
RM9 Oleh Husyev Sub off.svg 46'
CM14 Andriy Husin Sub off.svg 46'
CM4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
LM21 Ruslan Rotan Sub off.svg 63'
CF7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)
CF10 Andriy Voronin
Substitutions:
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FW16 Andriy Vorobey Sub on.svg 46'
FW11 Serhiy Rebrov Sub on.svg 63'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Xavi (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)
Matthias Arnet (Switzerland)
Fourth official:
Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Fifth official:
Cristiano Copelli (Italy)

Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine

Andriy Rusol put the Ukraine ahead in the fourth minute when the ball went in off his knee's at the near post after a corner from the right by Maksym Kalynychenko. Serhiy Rebrov got the second goal after 36 minutes with a long range right footed shot that flew past the goalkeeper. Andriy Shevchenko then scored in the 46th minute with a header from six yards out after a free kick from the left by Maksym Kalynychenko. Maksym Kalynychenko got the fourth goal in the 84th minute after a low cross from Andriy Shevchenko from the left which he shot right footed to the roof of the net. [11]

Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg0–4Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
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FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
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Ukraine
GK21 Mabrouk Zaid
RB2 Ahmed Dokhi Yellow card.svg 41'Sub off.svg 55'
CB4 Hamad Al-Montashari
CB3 Redha Tukar
LB13 Hussein Sulaimani (c)
RM6 Omar Al-Ghamdi Yellow card.svg 57'
CM16 Khaled Aziz
LM14 Saud Kariri Yellow card.svg 73'
RW7 Mohammed Ameen Sub off.svg 55'
LW8 Mohammed Noor Sub off.svg 77'
CF20 Yasser Al-Qahtani
Substitutions:
FW23 Malek Mouath Sub on.svg 55'
DF12 Abdulaziz Khathran Sub on.svg 55'
FW9 Sami Al-Jaber Sub on.svg 77'
Manager:
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcos Paquetá
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GK1 Oleksandr Shovkovskyi
RB9 Oleh Husyev
CB22 Vyacheslav Sviderskyi Yellow card.svg 89'
CB6 Andriy Rusol
LB2 Andriy Nesmachniy Yellow card.svg 22'
DM4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
CM8 Oleh Shelayev
CM19 Maksym Kalynychenko Yellow card.svg 77'
SS11 Serhiy Rebrov Sub off.svg 71'
SS10 Andriy Voronin Sub off.svg 79'
CF7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)Sub off.svg 86'
Substitutions:
MF21 Ruslan Rotan Sub on.svg 71'
MF14 Andriy Husin Sub on.svg 79'
FW15 Artem Milevskyi Sub on.svg 86'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Maksym Kalynychenko (Ukraine)

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Glenn Turner (England)
Fourth official:
Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Fifth official:
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)

Ukraine vs Tunisia

In the 70th minute, Shevchenko was tripped in the penalty box by Karim Hagui and scored from the resulting penalty, shooting right footed to the goalkeepers left as he dived to his right. Ukraine's victory sealed second spot in the group and a second round match against Switzerland. Vyacheslav Sviderskyi and Andriy Rusol were both suspended from the second round after picking up bookings in the match. [12]

Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg1–0Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia
Shevchenko Soccerball shade.svg 70' (pen.) Report
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)
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Tunisia
GK1 Oleksandr Shovkovskyi
RB9 Oleh Husyev
CB6 Andriy Rusol Yellow card.svg 65'
CB22 Vyacheslav Sviderskyi Yellow card.svg 18'
LB2 Andriy Nesmachniy
DM4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Yellow card.svg 61'
CM8 Oleh Shelayev Yellow card.svg 47'
CM19 Maksym Kalynychenko Sub off.svg 75'
SS11 Serhiy Rebrov Sub off.svg 55'
SS10 Andriy Voronin
CF7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)Sub off.svg 88'
Substitutions:
FW16 Andriy Vorobey Sub on.svg 55'
MF14 Andriy Husin Sub on.svg 75'
FW15 Artem Milevskyi Sub on.svg 88'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin
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GK1 Ali Boumnijel
RB6 Hatem Trabelsi
CB15 Radhi Jaïdi Yellow card.svg 90'
CB3 Karim Haggui
LB19 Anis Ayari
RM13 Riadh Bouazizi (c)Yellow card.svg 43'Sub off.svg 79'
CM8 Mehdi Nafti Sub off.svg 90+1'
CM12 Jawhar Mnari
LM14 Adel Chedli Sub off.svg 79'
CF5 Ziad Jaziri Yellow card.svg 9' Yellow-red card.svg 45+1'
CF20 Hamed Namouchi
Substitutions:
FW11 Francileudo Santos Sub on.svg 79'
FW17 Chaouki Ben Saada Sub on.svg 79'
MF10 Kaies Ghodhbane Sub on.svg 90+1'
Manager:
Flag of France.svg Roger Lemerre

Man of the Match:
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Ukraine)

Assistant referees:
Amelio Andino (Paraguay)
Manuel Bernal (Paraguay)
Fourth official:
Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Fifth official:
Hamdi Al Kadri (Syria)

Second Round – Switzerland vs Ukraine

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GK1 Pascal Zuberbühler
RB23 Philipp Degen
CB20 Patrick Müller
CB2 Johan Djourou Sub off.svg 34'
LB3 Ludovic Magnin
DM6 Johann Vogel (c)
RM16 Tranquillo Barnetta Yellow card.svg 59'
LM8 Raphaël Wicky
AM7 Ricardo Cabanas
SS22 Hakan Yakin Sub off.svg 64'
CF9 Alexander Frei Sub off.svg 117'
Substitutions:
DF13 Stéphane Grichting Sub on.svg 34'
FW11 Marco Streller Sub on.svg 64'
FW18 Mauro Lustrinelli Sub on.svg 117'
Manager:
Köbi Kuhn
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GK1 Oleksandr Shovkovskyi
RB9 Oleh Husyev
CB17 Vladislav Vashchuk
CB14 Andriy Husin
LB2 Andriy Nesmachniy
DM4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
CM8 Oleh Shelayev
CM19 Maksym Kalynychenko Sub off.svg 75'
SS16 Andriy Vorobei Sub off.svg 94'
SS10 Andriy Voronin Sub off.svg 111'
CF7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)
Substitutions:
MF21 Ruslan Rotan Sub on.svg 75'
FW11 Serhiy Rebrov Sub on.svg 94'
FW15 Artem Milevskyi Sub on.svg 111'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Oleksandr Shovkovskyi (Ukraine)

Assistant referees:
José Ramírez (Mexico)
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Justice Yeboah (Ghana)

Quarter-final – Italy vs Ukraine

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg3–0Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
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Toni Soccerball shade.svg 59', 69'
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GK1 Gianluigi Buffon
RB19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CB5 Fabio Cannavaro (c)
CB6 Andrea Barzagli
LB3 Fabio Grosso
CM8 Gennaro Gattuso Sub off.svg 77'
CM21 Andrea Pirlo Sub off.svg 68'
RW16 Mauro Camoranesi Sub off.svg 68'
LW20 Simone Perrotta
SS10 Francesco Totti
CF9 Luca Toni
Substitutions:
MF17 Simone Barone Sub on.svg 68'
DF22 Massimo Oddo Sub on.svg 68'
DF2 Cristian Zaccardo Sub on.svg 77'
Manager:
Marcello Lippi
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GK1 Oleksandr Shovkovskyi
RB9 Oleh Husyev
CB22 Vyacheslav Sviderskiy Yellow card.svg 16'Sub off.svg 20'
CB6 Andriy Rusol Sub off.svg 45+2'
LB2 Andriy Nesmachniy
RM14 Andriy Husin
CM4 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
LM8 Oleh Shelayev
RW15 Artem Milevskyi Yellow card.svg 67'Sub off.svg 72'
LW19 Maksym Kalynychenko Yellow card.svg 21'
CF7 Andriy Shevchenko (c)
Substitutions:
FW16 Andriy Vorobei Sub on.svg 20'
DF17 Vladislav Vashchuk Sub on.svg 45+2'
FW20 Oleksiy Byelik Sub on.svg 72'
Manager:
Oleg Blokhin

Man of the Match:
Gennaro Gattuso (Italy)

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Walter Vromans (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Fifth official:
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)

Record players

Seven players have been fielded in all five of Ukraine's FIFA World Cup matches. Of those seven, Andriy Nesmachniy, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskyi have not missed a single minute.

No.NameMatchesWorld Cups
1 Andriy Husin 52006
Oleh Husyev 52006
Andriy Nesmachniy 52006
Oleh Shelayev 52006
Andriy Shevchenko 52006
Oleksandr Shovkovskyi 52006
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 52006
8 Maksym Kalynychenko 42006
Artem Milevskyi 42006
Serhiy Rebrov 42006
Andriy Rusol 42006
Andriy Vorobey 42006
Andriy Voronin 42006

Top goalscorers

Ukraine's team captain and superstar Andriy Shevchenko was the only player to score more than one goal at the 2006 World Cup.

No.NameGoalsWorld Cups
1 Andriy Shevchenko 22006
2 Maksym Kalynychenko 12006
Serhiy Rebrov 12006
Andriy Rusol 12006

Notes

  1. 1 2 FIFA adopted a decision not to allow to participate in the 1994 FIFA World Cup the national teams of those former Soviet republic that did not participate in the qualification draw on 8 December 1991. [6] A proposition of Ukraine to arrange a separate tournament for all successors of the Soviet Union and supported by Georgia and Armenia was blocked by Russia. [7]

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  5. Refused to play the return leg of a play-off in Chile in the aftermath of that country's 1973 military coup
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  8. Yatsenko was called up as a replacement for the injureds Serhiy Fedorov and Vyacheslav Shevchuk.
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