10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Ukraine-Northern Ireland

0 – Northern Ireland and Sweden failed to register a single shot on target in their opening game.

0 – There were zero goals in both matches between these two nations in their attempts to qualify for Euro 2004.

1 – Northern Ireland’s defeat was Poland’s first-ever win at a European Championships (D3 L3).

2 – Northern Ireland’s two shots were the fewest among any of the 24 nations in the first round of matches.

3 – No nation lost more games in qualifying and reached the finals than Ukraine (Switzerland also lost 3 games).

5 – Northern Ireland became the first nation seeded fifth in to finish top of a European Championship qualifying group.

6 – Northern Ireland have failed to win their last six matches at major international tournaments (D2 L4).

75% – Ukraine have lost three of their four matches at European Championships (W1).

196 – Ukraine received the most free kicks in qualifying.

298′ – Ukraine have failed to score in their last 298 minutes at European Championship finals.