Rebrov gets green light for World Cup finals
Ukraine's Sergei Rebrov will be fit for the World Cup after tests on his thigh injury revealed the damage was not serious.
The 31-year-old former Tottenham player sustained the injury in a training camp in Turkey but coach Oleh Blokhin says the player will be able to play in Germany.
'There is nothing serious with Rebrov,' said Blokhin. 'I think he will train with the whole team again in five days.'
Blokhin said that no player has yet been called up to replace Serhiy Fedorov, who has been ruled out through injury after being originally named in the 23-man squad.
Blokhin, speaking at the team camp at Koncha Zaspa near Kiev, said: 'We did not make a final decision on this matter because if the Ukrainian youth team (Under-21) does well in Euro 2006 there will be no-one available to substitute him (Fedorov).'
Blokhin also warned his team that any slackers would be sent home.
The man who was European footballer of the year during the Soviet era said: 'I have warned all the players. Those who do not work as hard as they should will not go to Germany even though they are already registered.
'I would rather go with 18 active players.'