As hosts of the tournament, Ukraine hope home advantage will count in their favour as they look to make progress from the group stages. Here are 3 players to look out for.
Yevhen Selin, 24, Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine), Defender, 6 international caps
Selin is a strong young centre-back, who made it into the national team, owing to strong performances for his club Vorskla Poltava.
Yevhen Konoplianka, 22, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), Winger, 18 international caps
Konoplianka is a pacy winger, with an ability to score goals. He will be a useful player for Ukraine, and his tally of 5 goals from 18 caps in internationals is a decent return for any winger.
Andriy Yarmolenko, 22, Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), Striker, 20 international caps
Yarmolenko, at 22, is already tipped as the next ‘Andriy Shevchenko’. His tall built makes him a dangerous striker, and his return of 29 goals in the last two seasons, have attracted the interests of Shevchenko’s former club AC Milan. He has scored 7 goals for country, including goals against Switzerland, Uruguay, Germany and Bulgaria.