International duty


Ukraine defeat Japan in Ruslan Rotan’s 100th international game

Ukraine have played a friendly against Japan at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne in Liege.

Only one FC Dynamo Kyiv player was in the Yellow-Blues starting lineup – forward Artem Besedin (9th cap).

After the break Vitaliy Buialskyi (3rd cap), Viktor Tsyhankov (5th cap) and Ruslan Rotan (100th cap) made substitute appearances.

So, Ruslan Rotan has reached the milestone of 100 international matches. Only two more Ukrainian players have done the same – Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (144) and Andriy Shevchenko (111).

Anyway, the final score of the match against Japan is 2:1 for Ukraine. Rakytskyi and Karavayev scored for our team.

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* photo by Olexandr Osipov