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90'
R. Malinovskyi
Yellow Card
88'
A. Yarmolenko
Yellow Card
88'
P. Kimpembe
Yellow Card
50'
A. Martial
Goal
1 - 1
44'
M. Shaparenko
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
38% 61%
5
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 402 649
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 France FRA France 6 3 3 0 8 3 +5 12 W D D W W
2 Ukraine UKR Ukraine 5 0 5 0 6 6 0 5 D D D D D
3 Finland FIN Finland 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 5 L W D D
4 Bosnia-Herzegovina BIH Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 0 3 1 5 6 -1 3 D D L D
5 Kazakhstan KAZ Kazakhstan 5 0 3 2 5 8 -3 3 D L D D L

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Final Tournament
Play-off

Commentary

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Ukraine travel to face the Czech Republic next, while France host Finland in a game of great significance for both.
There goes the full-time whistle! France extend their lead at the top of Group D to four points, although Finland have a game in hand on them, while Ukraine record their fifth successive draw in qualifying. In a fiercely contested encounter, Shaparenko's magnificent strike from outside the box opened the scoring shortly before the break, but Martial's close-range effort squeezed over the line five minutes after the restart. Both sides chased a winner with gusto, but to no avail. It finishes 1-1 in Kiev.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: UKRAINE 1-1 FRANCE
90' + 5' France throw everyone forward in search of a stoppage-time winner, but Kimpembe fouls Sikan when competing for a header and the momentum is lost.
O. Zubkov
A. Yarmolenko
90' + 3' Petrakov makes a very late change now, with Yarmolenko, who seems to be carrying a knock, trudging off to be replaced by Zubkov.
R. Malinovskyi
Yellow Card
90' Malinovskyi follows Yarmolenko into the book just moments later for a clumsy challenge on Griezmann.
S. Sydorchuk
M. Shaparenko
90' Ukraine goalscorer Shaparenko goes off to rapturous applause from the home support, with Sydorchuk taking his place in midfield.
A. Yarmolenko
Yellow Card
88' Yarmolenko is also shown a yellow card immediately afterwards for his part in the exchange.
P. Kimpembe
Yellow Card
88' There's an angry confrontation between Yarmolenko and Kimpembe off the ball and the referee isn't pleased with what he's seen. The pair are called over and Kimpembe is the first to be booked.
86' SAVE! Rabiot hits a fierce, low drive from an ambitious distance, but he connects well and Pyatov is forced to turn the ball past the base of the right-hand post!
J. Veretout
A. Tchouaméni
83' Deschamps also makes a late, enforced change, bringing the injured Tchouameni off for Veretout in midfield.
R. Malinovskyi
V. Tsygankov
82' Petrakov makes a double switch in the closing stages as he searches for a late winner. Tsygankov is the first man off, with Malinovskiy taking his place.
D. Sikan
R. Yaremchuk
82' Up front, Yaremchuk is withdrawn, with Sikan coming off the bench to replace him.
79' SAVE! Pogba takes one touch to control the ball before bending an effort towards the top-right corner from distance, but Pyatov is positioned well and makes the save.
77' POST! The ball is lofted into the box for Benzema, who brings it down and Diaby takes over, dancing past two challenges before lashing towards the bottom-left corner, but it pings back off the post!
75' A pitch invader dashes onto the field, forcing a short delay in proceedings while they are caught and removed.
73' Tymchyk, whose head bandage has come off, fires a pacy cross in from the right that Yaremchuk tries to control on his chest, but he can't take it down and Lloris is able to catch the loose ball.
71' France are winless in their last four games in Kiev, losing twice and drawing once to Ukraine, whilst also losing here against Sweden in the group stages of Euro 2012. They have less than 20 minutes of normal time to put an end to that record.
69' Ukraine aren't settling for a draw and have poured men forward, pinning France back as they look to regain the lead.
67' OVER! Griezmann takes a corner short and gets it back before curling into the middle where Zouma towers above the crowd to get his head on it, but he can't angle the effort down and nods just over the bar!
K. Benzema
A. Martial
64' Deschamps makes a double change now as he chases a winner. Martial, despite scoring the equaliser, is off for Benzema in the first substitution.
M. Diaby
K. Coman
64' The second alteration sees Coman replaced, with another quick, direct winger in Diaby coming on for him.
62' OVER! Coman is fed in space on the right and he slides a low ball into Griezmann, arriving at the edge of the box, but he gets a little under the ball and fires high and wide.
60' CLOSE!  Tsygankov whips an inswinging right-wing corner towards the near post where Pogba steps in to clear, but his header flies just inches past his own post!
58' Tsygankov leads a rapid counter-attack down the left, but is eventually muscled off it by Pogba, who gives the ball away immediately after, but the delay allowed France to get men back into shape.
56' Mykolenko is down now after a collision with Tchouameni. He takes a few moments to recover before getting to his feet and will attempt to run off the knock.
54' Martial had taken 28 shots for France without scoring before finally finding the back of the net tonight.
52' Tymchyk took an elbow to the back of the head from Rabiot as the France midfielder jumped for that aerial ball and is being attended to by the medical staff. His head is bandaged and he is seemingly given the okay to continue despite the blow.
A. Martial
Goal
50' GOAL!!! FRANCE ARE LEVEL!!! Coman floats a cross from the right into the box and Rabiot rises highest to meet it, but can only knock it down for Martial, who steers the ball towards the bottom-right corner where it squirms over the line despite Pyatov's best efforts! It's 1-1!
48' France have conceded the opening goal in each of their last five games, their longest such run since November 2009 to June 2010 under Raymond Domenech (also five).
46' We're back underway for the second half!
Petrakov will no doubt be very pleased with his side at the break. They've been a real threat on the counter and from set-pieces and Shaparenko's spectacular strike just before half-time is no doubt a massive morale boost. Deschamps, meanwhile, has seen his side enjoy more of the ball and create chances of their own, but they've lacked cohesion and seem a little flat at times. France have plenty of work to do if they are to avoid a first qualifying defeat in Kiev.
There goes the half-time whistle! It's been an end-to-end first 45 minutes with chances for both sides, but Shaparenko's magnificent first-time strike from outside the box is the difference so far. Earlier in the half, Zabarnyi fired over the bar from close range when he should have scored, while Pyatov saved from Martial when one-on-one. It's 1-0 to Ukraine at the break.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: UKRAINE 1-0 FRANCE
M. Shaparenko
Goal
44' GOAL!!!! WHAT A GOAL FROM SHAPARENKO!!!! Yaremchuk barges past Kimpembe and towards the right byline before cutting into the middle where Zouma half-clears, but Shaparenko latches onto it and, from 25 yards out, steers a gorgeous strike into the top-right corner past a helpless Lloris! It's 1-0 to Ukraine!
44' SAVE! What an opportunity for France to take the lead! Martial is slipped in behind and is one-on-one with Pyatov, but the goalkeeper gets down and blocks the striker's attempt to slot the ball through his legs.
43' Tsygankov is still holding his back, but has come back onto the field and will attempt to run off his injury.
41' Tsygankov is down and holding his lower back now. He seems to be in some discomfort and is being treated by the medical staff. 
39' France try to counter after soaking up a sustained spell of Ukraine pressure, but Pogba's long-range effort flies over the bar.
37' SAVE! Ukraine win a free-kick in the France half and it's worked cleverly, with Tsygankov dinking into Yarmolenko's run into space, but the forward's looping header is caught by Lloris! Yarmolenko was in acres of space there.
35' MISS! What a chance for Ukraine! A left-wing corner is met deep at the back post by Yarmolenko, who guides a volley towards the top-left corner but is denied by Lloris! The goalkeeper doesn't push the ball out of the danger zone, however, and Zabarnyi has the chance to turn the loose ball home, but he lashes at it wildly and fires over the bar from six yards out!
33' OVER! Coman receives the ball high on the left flank and cuts back before darting inside and lashing at goal, but he sends the strike over the bar.
31' The hosts' sustained spell of possession ends as Yarmolenko tries an elaborate flick as the ball is played into his feet with his back to goal under pressure, but his touch is heavy and goes behind for a goal-kick.
29' Ukraine are working the ball around safely now, taking their time in possession and probing for openings in the France defence.
27' CLOSE! Pogba pings the ball forward from deep and Martial gets his head to it in the box, knocking down for Griezmann, who latches onto it and steers a half-volley into the ground and across goal, but it's just wide of the far post!
25' Coman is found in space on the right and flashes the ball across the penalty area, but nobody can get a touch on it and Griezmann simply has to retrieve and recycle it on the other side.
23' France are seeing plenty of the ball but are struggling to create anything meaningful with it. They've been pretty blunt from open play so far.
21' Pogba cuts inside from the left channel and has a pop at goal from distance, but he doesn't catch it with any conviction and slices the effort well wide.
19' Ukraine counter down their right again and it's crossed to Yaremchuk on the left side of the box, but the forward can't connect cleanly with the ball and can only volley awkwardly over.
17' Ukraine are refusing to let France dictate the game and are posing a threat on the counter when they win the ball in deep areas.
15' It seems Deschamps has set his side out in a 4-3-3 tonight, with Rabiot playing as part of a midfield three rather than his usual shuttler role from the left. Coman and Griezmann flank Martial in attack.
13' Coman dances past a couple of challenges and tries to slip Martial into the box down the left, but the Manchester United striker's touch is a little loose and it gets away from him.
11' SAVE! Pogba rises highest to meet Griezmann's floated left-wing corner into the middle, but can't steer it either side of Pyatov and the Ukraine goalkeeper makes the save!
9' Ukraine manage to get back on the ball and use the width well as Matvyenko finds Tymchyk with a lovely switch and the right wing-back feeds Yarmolenko, who crosses into the centre for Tsygankov, but the forward can't direct his header and it bounces harmlessly wide.
6' France have settled down and are starting to take control of the game, pinning Ukraine back into their own third. 
3' Yarmolenko gets right underneath the ball as he swipes at his shot from distance, sending it high and wide.
1' We're underway in Kiev!
These two sides last met in March, drawing 1-1 at the Stade de France as Griezmann's opening goal was cancelled out by Sydorchuk, who starts on the bench tonight.
Intriguingly, of France's four World Cup qualifying fixtures so far, Les Bleus have drawn both of their matches on home soil, but have won both away games.
France boss Didier Deschamps makes the same number of changes after the disappointing 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina in midweek, bringing Dubois, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Coman and Martial into the side. Veretout and Benzema drop to the bench, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe are out injured and Jules Kounde is suspended after his sending-off last time out.
Ukraine head coach Oleksandr Petrakov keeps just six of the starting 11 that drew 2-2 with Kazakhstan last time out. Pyatov, Matvyenko, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk keep their spots amidst five changes, with Oleksandr Zinchenko a notable absentee through suspension.
France substitutes: Matteo Guendouzi, Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema, Mike Maignan, Moussa Diaby, Theo Hernandez, Steve Mandanda, Clement Lenglet, Jordan Veretout, Nordi Mukiele.
France (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Leo Dubois, Kurt Zouma, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Digne; Paul Pogba, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot; Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Kingsley Coman.
Ukraine substitutes: Oleksandr Karavaev, Eduard Sobol, Dmytro Riznky, Evgeniy Makarenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Denys Boyko, Viktor Korniienko, Oleksandr Syrota, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Taras Kacharaba, Ruslan Malinovskiy, Danylo Sikan.
Ukraine (3-4-3): Andriy Pyatov; Illia Zabarnyi, Sergey Krivtsov, Mykola Matvyenko; Oleksandr Tymchyk, Taras Stepanenko, Mykola Shaparenko, Vitalii Mykolenko; Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Viktor Tsygankov.
France top Group D with eight points after four games, while Ukraine are also unbeaten, but are third after four successive draws.
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