Ukraine used three separate coaches in the long build-up to Euro 2012, with Oleg Blokhin only taking charge in time for a 2-0 home win over Uzbekistan in June 2011.
A tough sequence of games followed as Ukraine lost to France, Sweden, Uruguay and then away at Czech Republic.
The defeats to Group D rivals France and Sweden were particularly concerning to Blokhin.
However, he quickly turned things around as Ukraine won five of their next six games, achieving a very creditable 3-3 draw away at Germany in their other friendly.
A 3-2 defeat to Austria on June brought Ukraine's unbeaten run to a close though and their final Euro 2012 warm-up game saw them beaten 2-0 by Turkey on Tuesday.
(Fixtures and results correct up until June 6)