Ukraine names squad for World Cup qualifiers
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine coach Mykhailo Fomenko will be without injured players Denys Harmash and Yevhen Selin for the team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and England.
Otherwise, Fomenko is relying on the players who have lifted Ukraine to third place in Group H and in a good position to qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil.
Midfielders Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konopolyanka, who have each scored two goals in qualification, and experienced captain Anatoliy Tymoschuk were all included.
Denys Dedechko and Dmytro Khomchenovsky have been called up after playing in the Aug. 14 friendly against Israel.
Ukraine is third in the group with 11 points, one behind England and three behind Montenegro, which has played one more game.
Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Maksym Koval (Dynamo Kiev), Rustam Khudzhamov (Illichivets Mariupol)
Defenders: Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kiev), Vitaliy Mandziuk (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Artem Fedetsky (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
Midfielders: Oleh Husiev (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kiev), Roman Bezus (Dynamo Kiev), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Mykola Moroziuk (Metalurh Donetsk), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Dmytro Hrechyshkin (Shakhtar Donetsk), Edmar Galovskyi (Metalist Kharkiv), Denys Dedechko (Vorskla Poltava), Anatoliy Tymoschuk (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dmytro Khomchenovsky (Zorya Luhansk), Oleksandr Kovpak (Sevastopol)
Forwards: Yevhen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Roman Zozulya (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Marko Devic (Metalist Kharkiv)
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