Ukraine's Fight for Victory On and Off the Field at Euro 2024

The Ukrainian men's national football team, bolstered by patriotic songs and thousands of exiled fans, began its Euro 2024 training in Germany. Amid reminders of the war back home, the players expressed hope that global attention will highlight their struggle against the Russian invasion.

PTI | Wiesbaden | Updated: 13-06-2024 18:26 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 18:26 IST
Ukraine's Fight for Victory On and Off the Field at Euro 2024
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Amid patriotic songs and an enthusiastic crowd of exiled Ukrainians, the Ukrainian men's national football team commenced its Euro 2024 preparations in Germany. Their first training session was held at SV Wehen Wiesbaden's downtown stadium, where the team was made to feel at home.

Before the warm-ups began, a vivid reminder of the ongoing war in Ukraine was presented as each player handed a football to a fan. Notably, Oleksandr Zinchenko gave his ball to a veteran with prosthetic legs, symbolizing the nation's resilience.

The team's coach, Serhiy Rebrov, highlighted the importance of global attention on Ukraine's plight, saying, "We need to talk about this". The team hopes that Euro 2024 will serve as a stage to rally support for their country. Ukraine's games in the group stage will include matches against Romania, Slovakia, and Belgium.

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