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Ukraine: Shevchenko resigns as commander – official

After five years, Andrei Shevchenko will retire from the post of federal captain of the Ukrainian national football team – the 44-year-old himself wrote on the pages of his community.

Andriy Shevchenko leaves the head of the Ukrainian national team (Photo: AFP)

“Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Federation has expired. I spent five years with the national team. Through hard work, we have proven our ability to play modern football. I am grateful” Shevchenko wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

The former excellent striker has been serving as a federal captain for the Ukraine national team since 2016, and has led his team to the quarter-finals of this year’s European Championship. He sat on the small bench for the national team in a total of 52 matches.

Shevchenko, who scored 48 goals in 111 matches for the national team and won the Ballon d’Or in 2004, recently spoke of his desire to try himself as the coach of the team.

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