As a host country Ukraine did not have to qualify for the tournament this year. The local powerhouse clubs Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk, were excellent in champions League last year with the latter gaining a lot of support before losing in the quarter-finals to Barcelona. They face a difficult group but, given the poor performances of England and France at the 2010 World Cup, stand a decent chance to advance.


Oleh Blokhin

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Date                                Opponent                               Stadium                                             Location

June 11                             Sweden                            Olympic Stadium                             Kyiv, Ukraine

June 15                            France                              Donbass Arena                                Donetsk, Ukraine

June 19                            England                           Donbass Arena                                Donetsk, Ukraine

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