Scotland versus Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final deferred

By Piyush

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Scotland versus Ukraine’s World Cup play-off semi-final has been deferred.

The nations were all set to face at Hampden on 24th of March but Ukraine asked FIFA to postpone the game following Russia’s seizure of the country.

Consequently, the play-off final for the winners versus either Wales or Austria on 29th of March will now also be postponed.

The World Cup finals take place from 21st of November to 18th of December.

A large group of Ukraine’s recent squads has carried players from their homeland, with 15 out of the 23-man team in November’s World Cup qualifiers playing in their home leagues.

Both sides are all set to compete with each other in June on Nations League duty, with each team already organized to play four games during that break.

Voicing last week, Scottish FA president Rod Petrie showed his Ukrainian mate support as the nation held talks with FIFA over moving this month’s game.

“Football is inconsequential amid conflict,” stated Petrie.

“But we have conveyed the strong sense of solidarity communicated to us by Scotland fans and citizens in recent days.”

“[The SFA] have offered to support our Ukrainian colleagues’ preparations as best we can in these unimaginably difficult circumstances.”

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