In the 90’s, the present – and the future – of Soviet football was as gray as the political stand of the country. When they faced Romania in Bari, they faced a country liberated from Nicolae Ceauşescu’s rule in December.
In Bari, Romania played beautifully and liberally with tactics, sophistication and determination. Romania drew up a picture of their own, which was what many fans had expected of Lobanovskyi’s team to reach after Euro 88. Without Belanov’s service, the Soviets were tired and indentured.
When Argentina beat the Soviet Union four days later in Naples, for them, the tournament was over. There were instabilities in the training camp, Lobanovskyi eliminated factors that had previously been considered important components. Neither Dasayev nor the Rats were allowed to sit on the bench.
Back in Bari for the final game of the group stage, the Soviet Union had a better performance against Cameroon than what Lobanovskyi had taught, but it was too late for them to reach the knockout round. Because despite the opportunity to continue, Argentina and Romania drew a draw in favor of both in Naples and that result was enough to cause Lobanovsky’s side to finish in Group B.
The wind changed after Italy 90. Lobanovskyi accepted a lucrative bid to become the head coach of the UAE national team. With the departure of Lobanovskyi, Anatoliy Byshovets took on the role of coach of the team, which at that time was too short.
Late Lobanovskyi, the Soviet Union initially enjoyed a minor change, perhaps including the end to the comprehensive discipline of the Ukrainian coach. They were eligible for Euro 1992 easily. However, the entire qualifying round at home was held in Moscow and the long-term influence of the Ukrainian players in the squad began to decline.
When the Soviet Union won Norway in Oslo in late August 1991, it was also the time when the failed Soviet coup took a week. Solid members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union made moves to thwart social reform efforts and efforts on a new federal treaty by Mikhail Gorbachev.
At the beginning of December, 90% of Ukrainian voters chose independence in a referendum. It was a blow to Moscow, which took place less than three weeks after the Soviet victory in Cyprus. Ukraine-born Andrei Kanchelskis scored his final goal in a 3-0 victory and helped them qualify for Euro 1992. This was also the last time the Soviet Union came off the bench.
The Union was officially dissolved on the 1991 Gift-giving Day. In order to fill the power vacuum, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was formed and this entity still exists to this day. While the constituents of the Soviet Union were fragmented and fragmented, each of them wanted to receive social, economic and sporting recognition. Of course there is still a Euro Finals for them to compete.
The Soviet Union will have to compete in Euro 1992 as a team because they qualify in this capacity.
In Sweden, the CIS played better than what people remember about them. Take control of both Germany and the Netherlands, including the unlucky not to beat Germany but then suddenly surrender to Scotland in Norrköping and stop in the tournament.
With only one Dynamo Kyiv player in the Euro 1992 squad, once again the influence of the Ukraine on the disintegrating specter of the Soviet Union has disappeared. Very quickly, the Ukrainian national team was formed, but in the confrontation with Hungary in Uzhhorod in April 1992, infrastructure was so devastated that FIFA and UEFA were unacceptable to allow them to attend. 1994 World Cup qualifying in America.
With Russia, the story is not too different. Recognized by the international community as the successor of the Soviet Union, they are ready for a new age. Part of their inequity was when they received all of the Soviet accumulations – multiple score points earned with the efforts of the Ukrainians – and also selected a large number of Ukrainian players for themselves. Kanchelskis, along with Oleg Salenko, Sergei Yuran, IIya Tysmbalar, Viktor Onopko and Yuri Nikiforov, all selected Russia.
However, the Ukrainian football was soon corrected and Lobanovskyi was at the center of a quick revival. He returned to Dynamo Kyiv in 1997 and planned for Europe in the near future to reach the 1999 Champions League final. Lobanovskyi even took the lead for Ukraine and Ukraine. Came to the playoff tournament to attend the 2002 World Cup finals.
Lobanovskyi witnessed the final great days of the Soviet Union and the first day of an independent Ukraine. The sudden departure in 2002 made him unlikely to see his home team go to a major tournament. Under his leadership, however, he brought a strong Ukrainian-Soviet squad close to touching the glory of Euro 88 and created one of the most favored national teams ever. . It is he who created the football of the future just before a historic transfer.