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Soccer Ukraine - in front of the whole of Europe!

September 4 2005

On the goal of ex-player "Dnipro", but now Dynamo Kiev Ruslana Rotan at the end of the first half a minute before the end of normal time said the exact impact Georgi Gakhokidze, sent the ball from the penalty area right in the "nine" gates of Alexander Shovkovsky. Nevertheless, the Ukrainians were ahead of the World Cup-2006, as the Turkish national team failed to take all three points at home team in Denmark. The fact that early secure a place the team Oleg Blokhin in the finals of the World Cup could win or draw national team of Denmark over the Turkish team in a match that began in Turkey immediately after the game in Tbilisi. For a long time account at the meeting remained a draw - 1:1. However, for 9 minutes before the end of the game Turk Metin brought the home team ahead. It seemed the match and end to the disappointment of Ukrainian football players, who at that time in Tbilisi with stress waiting for news from Turkey. And yet the historical validity of the football that night triumphed. On the 90 th minute of the meeting just who replaced Dane Soren Larsen leveled the score and gave the Ukrainian national team qualify for Germany. Thus, Ukraine was the first from Europe, apart from the hosts - Germany won the ticket to the soccer FIFA World Cup 2006 and the first time in its history, will participate in the finals of the World Cup. The two remaining home games with Turkey and Albania, regardless of the outcome of the Ukrainian team will retain the first place, automatically providing a ticket to Germany. Blokhin's team to catch up with can now only the Greek national team, but even in this case Ukraine would be the first in the group by the result of personal meetings with the Greeks.

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