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Ukraine's dream ends
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Shevchenko looks certain to be unfit for selection
Italy reached the last four of the World Cup with a convincing 3-0 victory over Ukraine on Friday night in Hamburg. Gianluca Zambrotta opened the scoring early in the first half and Luca Toni grabbed two goals in the second period to set-up a semi-final meeting with host Germany. [+]

• Ukraine correspondent Yan Krasov writes his fan's blog.
Insight and Opinion

Finals chance at long last

With a true world class striker leading the line, Ukraine have every right to be cheerful going into their first ever finals. Dale Johnson looks at Sheva and Ukraine's short history.  [+]

Group H Tactics Board

Can Spain fail again on the world stage? Nick Bidwell thinks the presence of two minnows in Group H should see them through. [+]

More Ukraine News

June 30, 2006
Sheva bemoans Ukraine's lack of quality
Ukraine captain Andriy Shevchenko said his side lacked a playmaker like former AC Milan team mate Andrea Pirlo after bowing out of the World Cup to Italy on Friday.
Italy can't spoil the party
Italy's win over Ukraine is a mere sideshow to the party atmosphere in Hamburg and across Germany, reports John Brewin.
Blokhin invites Ukraine president to match
Coach Oleg Blokhin, striker Andriy Shevchenko and Ukraine's top soccer official want President Viktor Yushchenko to attend Friday's match with Italy to help boost a joint bid to hold the 2012 European championship.
June 29, 2006
We're not finished yet, insists Blokhin
Debutants Ukraine have already exceeded expectations but said they wanted to extend their World Cup run by upsetting Italy in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Shevchenko aims to break Italian hearts
Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko is the main threat to Italy's hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals but at least they know all about him.
June 28, 2006
Blokhin says Ukraine's 4.4m bonus is deserved
Ukraine's players will receive a shared 4.4million bonus for reaching the World Cup quarter-finals and coach Oleg Blokhin said on Wednesday hard work should always be well rewarded.
World Cup over for injured striker Voronin
Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin will miss the rest of the World Cup because of a thigh injury, leaving the team to find a new partner for Andriy Shevchenko ahead of Friday's quarter-final against Italy.
Latest Fixtures/Scores
DATEOPPONENTRESULTCompetition
Wed 3/5 H- United States W, 2-0 Friendly
Tue 11/19 A - France L, 3-0 WCQ - UEFA
Fri 11/15 H- France W, 2-0 WCQ - UEFA
Tue 10/15 A - San Marino W, 0-8 WCQ - UEFA
Fri 10/11 H- Poland W, 1-0 WCQ - UEFA
Tue 9/10 H- England D, 0-0 WCQ - UEFA
Fri 9/6 H- San Marino W, 9-0 WCQ - UEFA
Wed 8/14 H- Israel W, 2-0 Friendly
Fri 6/7 A - Montenegro W, 0-4 WCQ - UEFA
Sun 6/2 H- Cameroon D, 0-0 Friendly
· Complete Team Fixtures