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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 15:23 GMT 16:23 UK
Injured Shevchenko named in squad

AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko
Shevchenko injured his knee against Parma
Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has named Andriy Shevchenko in his 23-man squad for the World Cup, despite the AC Milan striker suffering from a knee injury.

Shevchenko damaged his knee earlier this month against Parma but plans to take part in Ukraine's first appearance at a major soccer tournament.

Dynamo Kiev keeper Oleksandr Shovkovsky is on the list despite a neck problem.

Eight players are from Dynamo, five from Shakhtar Donetsk, four from Dnipro Dniproptrovsk and four from abroad.

Ukraine became the first European team to qualify for the World Cup by winning its group ahead of European champion Greece as well as Turkey and Denmark.

At the World Cup, Ukraine will face Spain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in Group H.


Ukraine Squad:

Goalkeepers: Oleksander Shovkovsky (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Pyatov (Vorskla Poltava), Bogdan Shust (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Defenders: Andriy Nesmachny (Dynamo Kiev), Vladyslav Vashchyuk (Dynamo Kiev), Serhiy Fyodorov (Dynamo Kiev), Volodymyr Yesersky (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Andriy Rusol (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Dmytro Chigrinsky (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vyacheslav Svidersky (Arsenal Kiev)

Midfielders: Anatoly Tymoshchyuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleg Gusiev (Dynamo Kiev), Ruslan Rotan (Dynamo Kiev), Serhiy Nazarenko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Oleg Shelayev (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Andriy Husin (Krylya Sovietov Samara, Russia), Sergei Rebrov (Dynamo Kiev), Maxim Kalinichenko (Spartak Moscow)

Forwards: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan, Italy), Andriy Voronin (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Artyom Milevsky (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Vorobei (Shakhtar Donetsk), Olexiy Belik (Shakhtar Donetsk)



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