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“Nothing but good thoughts for Ukraine” as Scotland prepare for the World Cup playoffs

Scotland and Ukraine will finally face off on Wednesday night in a semi-final clash of the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-offs, which is long overdue, with the winners ready to face Wales for last place. the Uefa zone in the final. The two nations were originally scheduled to play in late March, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a postponement, and now, as the country’s war approaches its centenary, a emotional occasion.

Although Steve Clarke and his team have been fully respectful of the situation in Ukraine, the head of Scotland knows that his team has a job to do and wants the local public to help them achieve this.

Meanwhile, legendary striker Andriy Shevchenko says the nationwide morale will be the only boost Ukraine’s players will need. “The motivation is incredible. In my opinion, we should leave the result and focus only on the game. We have to play for the fans, for the whole of Ukraine, for those at home, for those who defend the country and for those who have left the country, “he said.

Watch all the live action below as Scotland face Ukraine in the World Cup play-off semi-final:

Scotland vs Ukraine play-off updates

  • 33 ‘- GOAL! Yarmolenko’s sublime shot puts Ukraine ahead (0-1)
  • 18 ‘- SAVE! Gordon brilliantly denies Yarmolenko from close range (0-0)
  • Scotland XI: Gordon; Hickey, McTominay, Hanley, McKenna, Robertson; McGinn, Gilmour, McGregor; Christie, Dykes
  • Ukraine XI: Bushchan, Karavaev, Zabarnyl, Matvlyenko, Mykolenko, Stepanenko, Malinosvkyi, Zinchenko, Tsygankov, Yaremchuk, Yarmolenko
  • The winner plays for Wales for a place in the 2022 World Cup

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Scotland – Ukraine 0-1

Andriy Yarmolenko has scored his 45th goal for Ukraine, and is now just three goals away from the country’s all-time leading scorer, Andriy Shevchenko (48).

(Reuters action images)

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:42 PM


Scotland – Ukraine 0-1

Not a huge amount, but certainly booed enough to take note. Scotland needs an answer, what words of encouragement can Steve Clarke muster at the break?

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:38 PM


Average: Scotland – Ukraine 0-1

45 minutes: The rest arrives at Hampden Park. Craig Gordon made a spectacular block, though.

Scotland has work to do now. Will they be able to return to the game in the second half?

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:35 p.m.


Scotland – Ukraine 0-1

42 min: Malinovskyi picks up the ball in the middle of the field and goes up the field. Cut further and enter four defenses. Tsygankov is well on his way to the left, but Malinovskyi decides to go it alone in his way.

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:31 p.m.


Scotland – Ukraine 0-1

39 minutes: Andy Robertson tries to get in the way, but his header is blocked by the keeper.

Lyndon Dykes puts in a cross.

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:29 PM


Scotland – Ukraine 0-1

36 minutes: It was a glorious goal of Ukraine and deserved in the balance of things. Surely they have had the best opportunities. Steve Clarke’s men have to answer now. They have time but need more discipline off the ball to stay in shape.

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:25 p.m.


GOAL! Scotland – Ukraine 0-1 (Yarmolenko, 33 ‘) ⚽️

33 min: Ukraine Lead! What a career for Andriy Yarmolenko. Scotland’s defensive line goes up on the field, but Grant Hanley is slightly behind the rest. Ruslan Malinovskyi sinks into his own half and sees Yarmolenko start his career. He floats the ball over and hits the Scottish three.

Yarmolenko controls the ball with a great first touch when Craig Gordon flies out of his box. Yarmolenko shoots, but the shot goes wide.

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:20 p.m.


Scotland – Ukraine 0-0

27 minutes: almost. Zinchenko tries to get hold of the ball but it slips out of his hands. He sends the ball to Adams who carries it inside and tries to pick up Robertson’s counterattack, but hits his pass and returns the ball to the visitors.

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:16 PM


Scotland – Ukraine 0-0

24 min: Robertson throws another cross into the area looking for Che Adams. He narrows in front of Vitaliy Mykolenko and goes down under the slightest contact looking for a penalty that does not arrive. The Ukrainian left-back does not seem too impressed with this performance demonstration.

Opportunity! Now is the time for Scotland to put pressure. Robertson feeds the ball to Adams who leaves it to McGregor. He shoots to the left side of the area and returns it to John McGinn, who smokes his first effort over the crossbar!

Michael Jones1 June 2022 20:11


Scotland – Ukraine 0-0

21 minutes: Close! Ukraine is now overtaking Scotland. Yarmolenko climbs to the right of the area before cutting the inside and throws the ball to Karavaev. Karavaev throws the ball in the center of the area where Yarmechuk finds it and throws his effort out of goal.

Michael Jones June 1, 2022 8:08 PM

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