UEFA: Ukraine fans in cautious mood
Despite the perfect home, it may or may not come as a surprise to hear that Ukrainian fans are not overly optimistic about the country's chances. I had a chance to talk to some local supporters and they are wary that their team will not be strong enough to overcome the likes of France and England.
Ukraine have also had to cope with their fair share of injury withdrawals. Goalkeepers Olexandr Shovkovskiy and Andriy Dykan have both been ruled out, while the absence of the experienced Dmytro Chygrynskiy has also weakened Ukraine's defence. As such, much of the media's hopes rest on the team's outstanding wingers, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka, as well as the talismanic Andriy Shevchenko.
Will Ukraine live up to the cautious mood of the fans, or will the more positive outlook held by some former coaches and players prove to be better placed? Read the story here
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