Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin refused to blame his side's World Cup exit on bad luck after their quarter-final defeat to Italy in Hamburg.
Blokhin's side came off second best to Italy
"There's no such thing as good or bad luck here," said Blokhin, whose side had chances before losing 3-0.
"The Italians have a great team and they don't forgive mistakes. On the whole our team deserves great praise.
"I am disappointed that we are out but this World Cup has been a great achievement for us."