Ukraine midfielder Taras Stepanenko will not help the team in two matches of the Nations League due to injury
Taras Stepanenko will miss the Armenia match / Photo: Collage: Today
On Saturday, June 11, the Ukrainian national team will play the second match of the League of Nations tournament for the 2022/23 season against Armenia. Our team will play its home match in the Polish city of ód due to the Russian military aggression.
Unfortunately, Shakhtar midfielder Taras Stepanenko will not be able to participate in this match. The experienced footballer was injured during the final match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with Wales (0:1).
Stepanenko announced this on his Instagram page.
“Unfortunately, I will not be able to help the team in the matches with Armenia and Ireland. So, for me this season is over. Mentally – the most difficult season of my life.
And this is a very difficult experience, and it gives an opportunity to draw conclusions and be stronger,” Stepanenko wrote.
We will mention, in the first match of the Nations League, the coaching staff of Alexander Petrakov revealed a reserve structure against Ireland. But, despite the problems of the personnel, the Ukrainian Cossacks achieved victory from Dublin (1: 0).
In June, the Ukrainian national team will play two more matches: the 11th return match with Armenia, and the 14th return match with Ireland.