Duel to avoid the descent

Ukraine and Switzerland, who share a group with Spain and Germany in the League of Nations, are the candidates to fall to League B.

Duel-to-avoid-the-descent

The new League of Nations, which evokes an express club league, leaves a 'final' on the first day for permanence. Ukraine and Switzerland are relegated to the background in Group 4 of this tournament as they are framed alongside Spain and Germany (follow the match live on AS.com). Remembering how is the system of this competition, which begins its second edition and with changes (it has expanded the number of teams), it should be noted that only the one who finishes the first gets into the final phase (to which Spaniards and Germans aspire ) and the last one is demoted. In this second scenario, and by rule, are Ukrainians and Swiss. That they will live today their first direct duel and key to not falling to League B.

From there comes Ukraine, which achieved promotion in the first edition to rub shoulders with the greatest. Much of that success is attributable to the presence of Shevchenko, the former Milan striker and Ballon d'Or, on the bench. The current coach has only accumulated six defeats in 33 games, the last time he fell almost two years ago. Since then he has had seven wins and four draws. Against Switzerland he warns that he will keep the usual block but that he will put something new in the eleven to give an opportunity to some of the youngest and with less experience to guarantee the stars of the future. A generational replacement that is mandatory after the success in 2019 of the then U-20s who were proclaimed world champions. Among them is Madrid goalkeeper Lunin, who has not yet managed to snatch the goal from Pyatov. Shevchenko, just as he will not assume the relief of the veteran goalkeeper so soon, neither does he point out that he will do so in attack and will continue to bet on Moraes.

The Swiss, who are slightly favorites, will try to show their best version away from home, where they have had the most problems in recent times. The gunner Xhaka will be the one who acts as leader on the field assisted by Benfica striker Seferovic. With his goals, he will try to unbalance the balance in clashes between the Ukrainians and the Swiss, which always ended in draws.



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