Parimatch expert club meeting resumed in Kyiv
Today in Kiev at PM Hall Ukrainian Football Association and official partner of the national team of Ukraine Parimatch held an expert club for the first meeting this year. Popular football experts and functionaries raised the most pressing topic — the restoration of football after quarantine measures caused by Covid-19.
The meeting was held in compliance with the current quarantine restrictions — no more than four film crews (at the rate of journalist and cameraman) could be present from the media at the event. The remaining media representatives actively joined the online conference. Olexandr Hlyvynskyi, press attaché of the National team of Ukraine, moderated the event.
It was noticeable that the participants of the expert club are happy to come to the meeting. After all, some have even seen since the quarantine was announced. Serhiy Nagornyak, ukraine U-16 coach and Shakhtar player Serhiy Kryvtsov, discussed the latest news briskly before the meeting. He was in high spirits, the coach of the national team Alexander Shovkovskyi, who went to his chair for longer, because he wanted to say hello to everyone.
Parimatch representative Vadim Misyura congratulated the guests: "Our brand pays great attention to the development of sports, despite any circumstances. Today, our key task is to support our clubs, our sporting product. All of us felt the consequences of quarantine, including journalists who were left without sporting events. However, even on the course, our hearts combine love for football."
General Secretary of the UAF Yuriy Zapysotskyi, he told that football is gradually out of quarantine, evidence of which is the restart of the UPL and the restart of the First League in the near future. He also noted that people's health still comes first: "We are working to ensure the medical protocol so that both championships take place in compliance with it. The incident with "Karpaty" took place, measures are being taken. We hope that in the future such cases will not happen again.
Yuriy Zapysotskyi also reminded that following the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee, which will be held on Wednesday, June 17, the situation with the end of the Euro cup season and the return of the competition of national teams will be cleared. In particular, information will appear on the nearest matches of the National team of Ukraine in the League of Nations.
Andriy Shevchenko's assistant in the main team of the country Olexandr Shovkovskyi said that he attended the match against FC Shakhtar Dynamo. The former goalkeeper shared his opinion on the playing form of the compilations and the resumption of the championship: "We are happy about some weakening of the quarantine, the continuation of the championship. I believe that the location of teams in the standings should be determined on a sporting principle. Players of the national team of Ukraine are very professional about their work. As a result, our performances in the League of Nations and euro 2020.
Serhiy Kryvtsov, defender of blue and yellow and Shakhtar Donetsk, told about the process of adaptation to the games: "During the quarantine, everyone was engaged at home under a separate program. After weakening began to work in small groups, and then in the general group. There were no physical problems."Also, the footballer said that with a possible champion title "Shakhtar" should not run ahead.
The head coach of the Ukrainian Under-16 team Sergiy Nagornyak touched on the issue of preparation and plans of the youth teams: "By September, everything has been canceled, and footballers have no opportunity to observe due to the lack of competition. We are waiting for decisions on youth football and the calendar of matches. We do not exclude that our team will gather immediately before the euro 2021 selection.
A separate topic of discussion was the growth during the quarantine of the popularity of cyberfootball and the creation of the Ukrainian Association of Electronic Football at the initiative of the UKRAINIAN Association of Electronic Football.
"Our project team coped with the tasks: to create a national team, to qualify for the esports Euro 2020, which was announced by the UEFA. Quarantine led to the suspension of sporting events, while interest in electronic football only increased. Now the issue of professionalism in eSports has reached a new level", – said the president of the association Vladislav Shovkovskyi elected at the XXIII Congress of the UKRAINIAN Federation.
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