kyiv, Jan 25 (EFE).- The former international footballer of Dynamo Kiev and Milan, Andrí Shevchenko, has been elected today as the new president of the Ukrainian Football Federation, according to Ukrainian public television.
Shevchenko, 47 years old and considered the best Ukrainian player in history, replaces former president Andrí Pavelko in office, who is being investigated by justice for corruption and is in prison, according to Ukrainian media.
The problems with justice would have compromised the options of Ukraine – which was invited to be the host country as a show of solidarity against the Russian invasion – being included in the joint candidacy between Spain and Portugal to organize the 2030 World Cup.
The Iberian candidacy finally chose to include Morocco.
Shevchenko, who has no previous experience as a manager, has been involved during the war in raising donations to support the Ukrainian cause. EFE