Ukraine vs Nigeria: Preview, possible line-ups, date, time, venue

Ukraine vs Nigeria: Preview, possible line-ups, date, time, venue

Ukraine vs Nigeria will be the first meeting between both nations and all is now set for the international friendly.

The eastern Europeans are currently participating in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and their squad have been in action in the last few days.

Unlike the west Africans who last assembled their squad for the AFCON 2019 tournament which ended in July.

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Ukraine are currently sitting comfortably in Group B ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal after recording a 3-0 over Lithuania.

But Nigeria's last international engagement was a third/fourth playoffs with Tunisia on July 17, which ended 1-0 in favour of the three-time African champions.

Gernot Rohr's men will be without Tyronne Ebuehi, Wilfred Ndidi and Henry Onyekuru who pulled out of the squad after recovering from respective injuries.

Kenneth Omeruo has also excused himself for the tie but new faces like goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, Anderson Esiti, Josh Maja, Dennis Bonaventure and Joe Aribo aer expected to make their debuts.

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Andriy Shevchenko is expected rest his first team players that beat Lithuania and field a reserve side for the fixture.

Possible line-ups

Ukraine's starting XI: Pyatov; Burda, Plastun, Sobol, Matvyenko; Lunin, Bezus, Tsyhankov, Buyalsky; Konoplyanka, Yaremchuk

Nigeria's starting XI: Ezenwa; Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Idowu; Esiti, Iwobi, Chukwueze, Simon; Iheanacho, Osimhen.

Match: Ukraine vs Nigeria (international friendly)

Date: Tuesday, September 10

Time: 7:30pm (Nigerian time)

Venue: Dnipro, Ukraine

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Ukraine vs Nigeria tie will be a hard nut to crack for the Super Eagles as they take on the Yellow-Blue in Dnipro.

Andriy Shevchenko's men are yet to lose a match on home soil since 2012, recording 12 wins and 8 draws in 20 games, and scoring 34 goals while conceding only 12.

Super Eagles set to break Ukraine's unbelievable unbeaten home record

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