At the invitation of the Union of European Football Associations, the President of the UAF, a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, Andrei Pavelko, attended the final match of the women’s Euro 2022 between the national teams of England and Germany at London’s Wembley.
Before the fight, the head of the Ukrainian Football Association held a working meeting with the leadership of UEFA and FIFA, during which the issue of the importance of supporting the resumption of football competitions in Ukraine at all levels was discussed, Ukrinform reports.
Andriy Pavelko personally thanked UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin for the constant support of the Ukrainian football community and Ukraine as a whole since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian occupiers.
“Alexander perfectly understands the importance of the revival of football competitions in our country and is ready to contribute to this in every possible way,” the head of the UAF said.
While at Wembley, Andriy Pavelko had the opportunity to talk with the head of the British Foreign Office and one of the main candidates for the post of prime minister, Liz Truss. “I had the opportunity to personally thank Mrs. Truss for the strong support for Ukraine that we receive from the UK at the initiative of Boris Johnson. It was nice to hear Liz Truss say how much she appreciates the friendship of our countries and is ready to make efforts for our victory,” said the UAF President.
It’s nice that Liz Truss came to the final match of Women’s Euro 2022 with a badge combining the state flags of Ukraine and Great Britain.
As Ukrinform reported, Kateryna Monzul was the chief referee of this match, which ended in victory for the England team. Marina Streletskaya and Polish colleague Paulina Baranovskaya were her assistants.
“Our referees have once again proved their high professionalism and top-level training, which is provided by the Ukrainian referee team led by Luciano Luci,” said Andriy Pavelko.