It may surprise many considering some of the talent that Ukraine have had in recent years, most notably their strike partnership of Rebrov and Shevchenko, but Ukraine have never properly qualified for the European Championships as an independent nation, their only taste of the Euro finals came in 2012 when they qualified automatically as hosts.
On that occasion they showed that they aren't fully up to this standard as they failed to qualify from an average looking group despite home advantage and it would be a surprise if they were much better this time around.
These were Ukraine's friendly results for Euro 2012, their qualifying results for Euro 2016 will be added once the campaign starts.
|Date||Home Team||Result||Away Team|
|06/09/11||Czech Republic||4-0 (2-0)||Ukraine|
This was the final 23 man Ukraine Euro 2012 squad, how many of these players will be around in 2016?
We will add Ukraine's goalscorer stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Ukraine's disciplinary stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Ukraine's team stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
|2012||Eliminated Third In Group|
|2008||Did Not Qualify|
|2004||Did Not Qualify|
|2000||Did Not Qualify|
|1996||Did Not Qualify|
Ukraine have not qualified for any of the recent European Championships through the standard qualifying groups but they did reach Euro 2012 as co hosts. Unfortunately they didn't perform too well, winning just one game and finishing third in their group. Ukraine are expected to continue to struggle at the finals when they get that far.