On October 8, Beijing time, Ukraine will have a warm-up match with France. Due to the new crown infection and injuries, the Ukrainian team has confirmed that 14 people will be absent from the game. The 45-year-old assistant coach and goalkeeper coach Shovkovs Kee had to enter the competition roster.
Due to the new crown virus infection, the Ukrainian team has 8 players unable to participate in the team's next game. Coupled with 6 players including Zincenko, who are plagued by injuries, there will be 14 players absent from Ukraine. These 14 players include two goalkeepers Lunin and Pankiv. Currently, there is only one healthy goalkeeper Bushchang in the Ukrainian team.
In order to deal with the personnel and goalkeeper crisis, the 45-year-old assistant coach and goalkeeper coach Schovkowski entered the roster for this game. Shovkowski retired in 2016. The Ukrainian Football Association stated that Shovkowski has been exercising after retiring. Only if Bushchan is infected with the new crown virus or injured, Shovkowski will play. As an old country, Shovkowski played 92 games on behalf of Ukraine and participated in the 2006 World Cup.
In an interview, Shovkowski said: "First of all, I want to say that this sounds a bit sensational, but if all three goalkeepers test positive for the new crown virus, the situation may be even more absurd."
"So I decided to enter the squad with the French team. After retiring, I have maintained physical exercise. Of course I believe that Bushchang will not let me appear."