The head coach of Ukraine's national football team, Oleh Blokhin, on Tuesday named his 23-man squad who will represent Ukraine during the finals of the EURO 2012 European Football Championship, which will take place in Poland and Ukraine from June 8 to July 1, the press attache of the national team Oleksandr Hlyvynsky said.

"Twenty-six footballers started Ukraine's training camp in Austria, and three of them were to go home after a friendly game with Estonia on Monday. As a result, the coaching staff made a difficult choice, and today, at 1320, goalkeeper Oleksandr Bandura, defender Vitaliy Mandziuk and midfielder Taras Stepanenko left Munich for Kyiv," reads the statement, UKRINFORM reports.

The official list of the Ukrainian national football team (with constant numbers) has been sent to UEFA:

Goalkeepers: 23 - Oleksandr Horiainov (FC Metalist Kharkiv), 1 - Maksym Koval (FC Dynamo Kyiv), 12 - Andriy Piatov (FC Shakhtar Donetsk).

Defenders: 20 - Yaroslav Rakytsky, 5 - Oleksandr Kucher, 13 - Viacheslav Shevchuk (all from FC Shakhtar Donetsk), 17 - Taras Mykhalyk, 3 - Yevhen Khacheridi (both from FC Dynamo Kyiv), 21 - Bohdan Butko (FC Illichivets Mariupol), 2 - Yevhen Selin (FC Vorskla Poltava).

Midfielders: 8 - Oleksandr Aliyev, 6 - Denys Harmash, 9 - Oleh Husiev, 11 - Andriy Yarmolenko (all from FC Dynamo Kyiv), 19 - Yevhen Konopolianka, 14 - Ruslan Rotan (both from FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), 18 - Serhiy Nazarenko (FC Tavriya Simferopol), 4 - Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (FC Bayern Munich).

Forwards: 15 - Artem Milevsky, 7 - Andriy Shevchenko (both from FC Dynamo Kyiv), 22 - Marko Devic, 16 - Yevhen Selezniov (both from FC Shakhtar Donetsk), 10 - Andriy Voronin (FC Dinamo Moscow).

Ukraine will play the next friendly match on Friday, June 1, against Austria. The match will be broadcast on the Inter television channel at 2130 Kyiv time.

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