Meet Ukraine Wags cheering on their stars vs England, from TV star who slammed Guardiola to models and charity patron

UKRAINE players will be cheered on by a bedazzling team of Wags when they face England on Saturday.

The Three Lions take on Andriy Shevchenko's side in Rome for a place in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

And among the partners supporting the boys in yellow and blue include a top journalist, charity patron and student.

Here, SunSport details the women behind the Euros quarter-finalists.

Vlada Zinchenko

Oleksandr Zinchenko is undoubtedly one of Ukraine's most talented footballers and he is married to one of the country's most talented reporters.

Vlada was working on the team's 5-0 win over Serbia in June 2019 when he planted a kiss on her cheek to confirm their relationship.

They were again in the spotlight as he helped Ukraine qualify for Euro 2020 a few months later, hugging on air.

And Oleksandr proposed with a heartfelt display of roses inside the national team's 70,000-capacity Kiev stadium before their big day last year.

Having turned out for a number of Manchester City games, Vlada was not afraid to share her tactical knowledge in a sharp criticism of Pep Guardiola.

Following City's Champions League loss to Lyon in 2020, and with her beau on the bench throughout, she fired a barb at the Spaniard via her YouTube channel.

The 25-year-old said: "Perhaps I have no right to say this, perhaps Zinchenko will forbid me. But to put it mildly, and in order not to swear, this is completely Guardiola's fault."

Oleksandr even apologised for the outburst on his wedding day and Guardiola apparently later joked to his player: "The most important for me is to be liked by your wife."

Vlada has donned her country's yellow and blue while following the team this summer, having recently announced her pregnancy with the couple's first child.

She posed with a bicycle in Amsterdam for her 459,000 Instagram followers before the defeat to the Netherlands, and was in Bucharest for the other two group games.

And the journalist popped up in Glasgow for Ukraine's beating of Sweden, in which Zinchenko was named Man of the Match.

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Kristen Pazik

Ukraine manager Andriy Shevchenko has seen it all before thanks to a storied career as a player for the likes of AC Milan and Chelsea.

And he has a wife who also knows the ups and downs of the sporting world in Kristen Pazik, the daughter of former Major League Baseball pitcher Mike Pazik.

Kristen, 42, was born in Minnesota where he father enjoyed a number of top-tier outings, and is of Polish heritage.

As a model, she appeared on the front cover of French GQ and is also a big tennis fan, attending Wimbledon a number of times over the years.

Andriy, 44, and Kristen married in July 2004, and have four sons; Jordan, Kristian, Olexandr and Rider.

Second-eldest Kristian is signed to Chelsea's academy and his birth in November 2006 was heralded the day after by the ex-striker's celebration after scoring against Watford.

The family were all in Glasgow for the win over Sweden and Kristen even attended Chelsea's Champions League final triumph earlier in the summer.

Inna Yarmolenko

West Ham star Andriy Yarmolenko's wife has been cheering on the Ukraine team from London and Kiev with their three children.

For the win over North Macedonia, one of their trio of sons draped the blue and yellow flag over his shoulders as he cheered the side on from a fan park in the capital, dressed in full Hammers uniform.

Inna has worked on a number of social projects and charity events across the pond, aimed at promoting Eastern European culture Stateside.

The couple got married in 2011 and Anglophile Inna has brought her social media followers along for many a trip across London.

Yulia Pyatova

The wife of national team captain Andriy Pyatov, Yulia was in the stadium in Bucharest as part of the Wags squad cheering on their partners.

The couple recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary and welcomed eldest child Dariya shortly after their big day.

Since then, their family has been completed with Milashka, Maya and Lev – with Yulia keeping their birth dates atop her Instagram profile.


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Some 15,000 fans follow her activities, which included posing with a selection of other Wags last week in Bucharest with the caption: "It was not in vain that we flew with the girls!

"And let all those who said that the woman on the ship is in trouble – see my story with cherries. AND WE BELIEVED UNTIL THE LAST IN OUR GUYS."

Julia Krivtsova

Serhiy Kryvtsov was just one of the Ukraine stars cheered on by the Wags army in Bucharest.

Wife Julia described her 'incredible' trip to Romania to her 6,000 Instagram followers.

And Shakhtar Donetsk defender Serhiy has always had a huge fan in his partner and their three young kids; Andriy, Alisa and Esenia.

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Roksana Malinovska

Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi was a few fans' tip to be a breakout star of Euro 2020.

Back in Italy, he is being cheered on by wife Roksana and baby daughter Olivia.

Roksana often shows her eye for fashion while posing for her 32,000-strong Instagram following.

And the couple's luxurious holidays also keep fans captivated, with Roksana posting a photo of herself alongside Eden Hazard in Sardinia last year.

Tatiana Makarenko

The wife of defender Yevhenii Makarenko was another in the stands for Ukraine's Group C clashes in Bucharest.

Tatiana is a model who divides her time between Kiev and Brussels, while hubbie Yevhenii plays for Anderlecht – spending last season on loan back at old club Kortrijk.

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The couple recently welcomed their second child to join toddler Sasha.

And she watched Tuesday's win over Sweden from Kiev, responding deliriously to her country's late triumph.

Christina Yaremchuk

Few have had more to celebrate than Christina this summer after she watched Gent star husband Roman Yaremchuk bag two goals at Euro 2020.

She witnessed their win over Sweden from a cinema alongside Tania Makarenko and Anna Kravets, the partner of striker Artem who did not make the squad.

The model often delights her 8,500 Instagram faithful with images of her poses in a number of shoots.

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Margarita Stepanenko

Margarita is a full member of the Wags brigade having made the trip to Bucharest and joined Yulia Pyatov for a YouTube show earlier this month.

The wife of Donetsk veteran Taras Stepanenko is a huge foodie, revealing numerous recipes to her social media pals.

And she often brings their three boys into her posts to show support for Ukraine's Euros stars.

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Angelina, Ilya Zabarnyi's girlfriend

Ilya Zabarnyi is one of the youngest players at this year's tournament and the 18-year-old counts student girlfriend Angelina as his biggest supporter.

Studying philology at the National University of Kiev, the teenager also runs a site helping influencer hopefuls grow their social media accounts.

And she will be watching on as the centre-back continues his breakout season against England, having been an ever-present at Euro 2020 so far.

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