FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

23 May - 15 June

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Popov heads Ukraine into Round of 16

Denys Popov is the man for the big occasion. The Ukraine defender scored his second consecutive winning goal at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 in his side's 1-0 victory over Qatar in Tychy in Group D, which confirmed their place in the knockout phase.

After an evenly-contested first half, Popov headed home in the 59th minute on a second-chance opportunity from an initial corner for the Ukrainians. Serhii Buletsa provided the delivery for his second assist of the competition.

Things went from bad to worse for Qatar as captain Nasir Peer was shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Maksym Chekh.

Ukraine have now advanced to the Round of 16 in all four of their appearances in competition history (2001, 2005, 2015 and 2019). However, they have yet to reach the quarter-finals.

See also

Poland 2019: Group Standings

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