Moroziuk and Stepanenko enter Ukraine reckoning
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Ukraine interim coach Yuriy Kalytvyntsev named the squad for the upcoming friendly against Switzerland on November 17 in Geneva, according to FFU inform service.
FC Metalurh Donetsk halfback Mykola Moroziuk and FC Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taras Stepanenko − both already established themselves as key components of Ukraine`s Under-21 squad − are two potential debutants in a 20-man selection. Both have already received their senior international call-ups with the former having been invited to the senior team for Ukraine’s trip to Norway in June only to miss out with an injury while the latter was in line for that game but never made it.
Vitaliy Fedoriv and Rustam Khudzhamov will hold their first training sessions within Ukraine team this year. Both have already made their senior debuts. FC Spartak Moskva goalkeeper Andriy Dykan who featured in all Ukraine’s training camps this year will miss out due to personal reasons. Another senior team candidate FC Dynamo Kyiv`s Maksym Koval will be involved in Under-21 duty for a friendly against the Czech Republic.
Goalkeepers: Andriy Piatov, Rustam Khudzhamov (both from FC Shakhtar).
Defenders: Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Yaroslav Rakytskiy, Oleksandr Kucher (all from Shakhtar), Vitaliy Mandziuk (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Taras Mykhalyk (FC Dynamo Kyiv), Oleksandr Romanchuk (FC Metalist Kharkiv), Artem Fedetskiy (FC Karpaty Lviv), Vitaliy Fedoriv (FC Amkar Perm, Russia).
Halfbacks: Ruslan Rotan, Yevgen Konoplianka (both from Dnipro), Andriy Yarmolenko (FC Dynamo), Denis Oliynyk (Metalist), Mykola Moroziuk (FC Metalurh Donetsk), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar), Oleksandr Aliev (FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Russia), Anatoliy Tymoschuk (FC Bayern Munich, Germany).
Forwards: Artem Milevskiy (Dynamo), Marko Devic (Metalist).