Netease Sports reported on October 7:
On October 8th, Beijing time from 3 to 10 in the morning, Ukraine will play an away game against France in a national team warm-up match. But many Ukrainians before the game
The Ukrainian Football Association officially announced on Tuesday that the two goalkeepers Lunin and Pankiv, who are training for the national team, have tested positive for the virus. This means that the Ukrainian national team currently has only one healthy goalkeeper George Bushkan, and he It will definitely start in the game against France.
The Ukrainian national team currently has 20 healthy players left. They will undergo another virus test on Wednesday. If they pass the test, they will participate in the warm-up match against France on time. Because of UEFA regulations, as long as there are at least 13 players (including 1 goalkeeper) can participate, then the game will continue. The French side has announced that this game allows 1,000 fans to watch the game live.
Lunin and Pankiev are not the only players infected with the virus in the Ukrainian national team. Previously, the Ukrainian national team’s top goalkeeper Pyatov, main midfielder Stepanenko, Lubomor Toshi and others have also tested the results of the virus. All were positive.
Ukraine’s national team coach Shevchenko said: “Yes, we are in a very difficult situation now. Even before the national team’s training camp, many international players were infected with the virus. At the last moment we learned that
Shevchenko went on to say: "The situation is very complicated now. We will abide by the French epidemic prevention rules. As far as I know, tomorrow's game will still be held. Unfortunately, we failed to bring the best team to France. I have great respect for the French team and coach Deschamps. I really hope to send the strongest lineup to play with them and show our football level. However, we have tried our best to recruit all the outstanding players available. Of course, this is also a testament to the young players. Own opportunity."