As reported by L’Équipe, UEFA has officially postponed the Euro 2023 qualifier between France U21 and Ukraine U21, that was supposed to take place on March 29th in Lviv, as a result of the ongoing Russian invasion of the country.
Ukraine were also supposed to play against Armenia on March 24th. While UEFA had initially intended to stage these matches on neutral territory, the Ukraine U21 squad, who are mostly resident in their home country, are currently unable to train.
It is currently most likely that the fixture will be rescheduled for May or June, but nothing will be certain while the conflict in Ukraine continues.
The home fixture was played in Brest on 8th October and resulted in a 5-0 victory for Les Bleuets, including goals from Rayan Cherki (2), Amine Adli, Sofiane Diop and Arnaud Kalimuendo.
The France U21 side will therefore play a single qualifying game in this international break, facing the Faroe Islands on 24th March in Calais.
With four games left to play, France remain top of their U21 qualification group, with Ukraine three points behind in second.