Who is their key player?
The Ukraine team are overseen by perhaps their greatest ever player, Andriy Shevchenko. The AC Milan great is not exactly blessed with an embarrassment of riches to choose from but Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi is a set-piece specialist who is comfortable with either foot.
Malinovskyi is the heartbeat of this Ukraine side and has a versatility that means he’s as comfortable sitting in front of the defence as he is playing just behind the striker.
His six goals in 33 appearances for his country will encourage Shevchenko and his compatriots as they look to get out of the group for the first time in their history.
What is the full squad?
Goalkeepers: Georgiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kyiv), Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Anatolii Trubin (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Defenders: Eduard Sobol (Club Brugge), Illia Zabarnyi (Dynamo Kyiv), Serhiy Kryvtsov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Denys Popov (Dynamo Kyiv), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo Kyiv), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Oleksandr Karavaev (Dynamo Kyiv), Mykola Matviyenko (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Midfielders: Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta), Mykola Shaparenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Marlos (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Makarenko (Kortrijk), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City), Viktor Tsygankov (Dynamo Kyiv), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham), Oleksandr Zubkov (Ferencvaros), Heorhii Sudakov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Roman Bezus (Gent)
Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk (Gent), Artem Besedin (Dynamo Kyiv), Artem Dovbyk (Dnipro-1)
Squad list accurate as of Friday, June 11.
(Photo: Yevhen Kotenko/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)