Friendly Loss in Ukraine for Cyprus


Ukraine 1 - 0 Cyprus
Stepanenko 40'

Cyprus was defeated 1-0 by Ukraine in an international friendly as they prepare for World Cup qualifying. A good showing from Cyprus, who could have come away with the draw in Kiev.

The visitors had a good chance in the 20th minute with Mitidis however he was unable to find the target. The home side opened the score when Stapenenko found the back of the net 5 minutes before the half time. Cyprus had one final good chance to bring the game level in the 87th minute when Sotiriou’s strike found the woodwork, capping a good showing from the visitors. Ukraine will be at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament whereas Cyprus looks to prepare for World Cup Qualifying, starting in September. Reminder: Cyprus is in Group H with Belgium, Estonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Greece. Their next friendly is scheduled for May 25th against Serbia.   



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