Ukraine give Chelsea flop Shevchenko chance to shine against England
01 October 2009 10:50
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Andriy Shevchenko will be given the chance to show England he's not a busted flush after being named in Ukraine's squad to face Fabio Capello's men on Saturday week.
The former Chelsea striker, who returned to Dynamo Kiev at the end of August, could line up alongside Liverpool's Andriy Voronin in attack.
Ukraine boss Alexei Mikhailichenko, the former Rangers man, has named a 23-man squad for the final two World Cup qualification Group Six matches against England in Kiev and at Andorra on October 14.
While the first match is a dead rubber for group winners England, Ukraine are still vying with Croatia for second place, which would put them in a play-off match to make next summer's tournament in South Africa.
Barcelona defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Dnipro's Andriy Rusol will miss these qualifiers due to injuries, while Vitaliy Mandziuk will miss the England game through suspension.
Dynamo Kiev defenders Taras Mykhalyk and Olexander Aliyev have been recalled, while Shakhtar Donetsk's Under 21 international Yaroslav Rakitskyi has also been included.
Ukraine squad: Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Stanislav Bogush, Olexander Shovkovskyi (both Dynamo Kiev); Vitaliy Mandziuk, Taras Mykhalyk (both Dynamo Kiev), Vasyl Kobin, Olexander Kucher, Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Mykola Ischenko, Yaroslav Rakitskyi (all Shakhtar Donetsk), Grygoriy Yarmash (Vorskla); Oleksiy Gai (Shakhtar Donetsk), Olexander Aliyev, Oleg Gusev, Andriy Yarmolenko (all Dynamo Kiev), Serhiy Nazarenko, Ruslan Rotan (both Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Anatoliy Tymoschuk (Bayern Munich); Andriy Voronin (Liverpool), Volodymyr Gomeniuk, Yevhen Seleznyov (both Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Artem Milevskyi, Andriy Shevchenko (both Dynamo Kiev).