• 22 jan
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Ihor Surkis: “Rules mustn’t be changed when the league is on”

FC Dynamo Kyiv president Ihor Surkis has commented upon the idea of Ukrainian football functionaries to change 2019/2020 UPL regulations.

UAF and UPL want the season to finish earlier which means the schedule needs to be changed.

Ihor Surkis has shared his attitude to that.


First of all it shouldn’t be done the way UAF and UPL offer. I think it would have been much better in the national team head coach gathered coaches of Ukrainian clubs and discussed this issue with them.

My position is clear-cut: rules mustn’t be changed when the league is on! What UAF and UPL try to initiate looks like perps’ methods.

What if FC Shakhtar Donetsk reach the Europa League final? Their performances mean a lot to the position of Ukraine in UEFA rankings. How will they change their schedule in such a case?

FC Dynamo Kyiv respect and value interests of Ukraine national team. We’re ready to let our players join the national team earlier if final matchdays don’t have a chance to change anything for us.

But we definitely reject such approaches and methods. Everyone must stick to regulations!