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Preview: Ukraine - Brazil

Ukraine are co-hosts of the Euro 2012 finals alongside Poland, and this means that they do not have to participate in the marathon qualifying campaign. This also results in them not having any competitive matches until their opening finals match.

However, Yuriy Kalitvintsev's side have been playing international friendlies as preparation for the mega-event and are yet to lose under their new coach, but things haven't been going very well for them recently. On Friday, the 2006 World Cup quarter-finalists were held to a 2-2 draw by minnows Canada in Kiev and Kalitvintsev came under criticism for the performance.

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