Daily Archives: June 12, 2016

Yarmolenko leads Ukraine

The new Borussia Dortmund striker scored a double that was the win against TurkeyIceland made life difficult by being defeated against forecast by Finland

Ukraine is the new Group I leader in the qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup after their 2-0 win against Turkey and after the Croatia-Kosovo match was suspended in the 21st minute with 0 -0, due to the poor state of the playing field of Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium because of the rain. If weather conditions permit, the meeting will resume this Sunday. The team of Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric , now to a point in Ukraine , will seek victory to regain the first place. Meanwhile, Iceland made life difficult by losing (1-0) to Finland by surprise.

At Maksimir Stadium water made soccer practice almost impossible and put players at risk of injury. The two teams and the refereeing body retreated to the locker room, and a few minutes later the captains ( Modric and Samir Ujkani ) and the Swedish referee Stefan Johannesson went out again to examine the field. Since it was still raining, the meeting will resume today.

Andriy Yarmolenko celebrated his signing for Borussia Dortmund and his 70th match with Ukraine scoring both goals against Turkey (31st international), which put his team at the top of the group. Ukraine , with 3 matches, has 14 points, one more than Croatia and Iceland and 3 more than Turkey .

Iceland got into trouble when they were surprised by Finland , who won thanks to a goal from the foul work of Alexander Ring.