Slovakia vs Ukraine lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news, injury latest for Euro 2024 today

Slovakia vs Ukraine lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news, injury latest for Euro 2024 today

Ukraine have made changes for today’s key Euro 2024 game against Slovakia.

A matchday one humbling against Romania has thrown the eastern Europeans’ plans off course and they head into Friday’s Group E clash in Dusseldorf desperate for a win.


Manager Serhiy Rebrov had to decide whether to keep faith with his first-choice starters who flopped last time out or pivot to a changed lineup after only one game.

Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko continues at left-back while Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko struggles with a foot injury and remains out.

His return would have seen Zinchenko move into midfield, where Volodymyr Brazhko comes in instead in place of Taras Stepanenko.

Andriy Yarmolenko comes into the attack in place of Viktor Tsygankov, while Real Madrid’s Andriy Lunin is dropped in favour of Benfica’s Anatoliy Trubin in goal and Oleksandr Tymchyk preferred to Yukhym Konoplya at right-back.

Francesco Calzona names an unchanged starting XI after Slovakia shocked Belgium to win their opening game in Frankfurt on Monday.

Match-winner Ivan Schranz is one yellow card away from a suspension, but that doesn’t factor into the manager’s thinking just yet.

Ondrej Duda went off with cramp late on last time out but is fit to start in midfield as usual.

Slovakia vs Ukraine starting lineups

Slovakia XI: Dubravka, Pekarik, Vavro, Skriniar, Hancko, Kucka, Lobotka, Duda, Schranz, Bozenik, Haraslin

Subs: Obert, Rigo, Gyomber, Suslov, Tupta, Benes, Rodak, Hrosovsky, De Marco, Strelec, Duris, Bero, Ravas, Sauer, Kosa

Ukraine XI: Trubin, Tymchyk, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Zinchenko, Shaparenko, Brazhko, Yarmolenko, Sudakov, Mudryk, Dovbyk

Subs: Bushchan, Konoplya, Svatok, Taloverov, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Malinovsky, Yaremchuk, Tsygankov, Mykolenko, Zubkov, Bondar, Lunin, Vanat, Mykhaylichenko

Time and date: 2pm BST on Friday June 21, 2024

Venue: Dusseldorf Arena

TV channel: BBC One