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Emotional Ukraine team one win away from 2022 World Cup


Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine celebrates victory over Scotland, as the troubled country is just one victory away from the 2022 World Cup.

Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine celebrates victory over Scotland, as the troubled country is just one victory away from the 2022 World Cup.
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For the first time since Russia’s senseless invasion, Ukraine men’s national football team took this field.

In the win or go-back in the World Cup Qualifiers and the road competition against Scotland, Ukraine won 3-1 Thursday at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. After months of worrying about their home and possible Russian aggression, Ukraine is now one match away from winning a spot in the 2022 World Cup.

“Every match for us now is like a final. We have one more and we need to get it – we need to get it otherwise this won’t make any sense,” said Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko after the game. “We scored three goals, we could have scored more. [Sunday] will be a big game for us. We need to put on the best performance of our lives.”

Multiplayer lost form with the Ukrainian Premier League suspended for almost 100 days because of the brutal fighting. But not rust game rise.

Ukraine will face Wales on Sunday, again away in Cardiff, with a slot in Qatar. The winner of that game will enter Group B and open the FIFA World Cup against the United States on November 21. The Americans and winners on Sunday will also face England and Iran in a match in group stage. The Russian national team was banned from international competition after the invasion.

Commentators estimate the total number of Ukrainian fans in Glasgow to be between 2,000 and 2,500, many of whom have traveled from around the world to show their support, including from the US. Ukraine never went into a rut in the game, with captain Andriy Yarmolenko scoring in the first half and doubling the lead through Roman Yaremchuk’s header midway through the second half. Artem Dovbyk added the final goal of the game in injury time, leaving Ukraine supporters in agony.

The Ukraine national team has been competing since April 1992, when the country gained independence after the fall of the Soviet Union. Ukraine’s only previous appearance at the FIFA World Cup was in 2006, when they reached the quarterfinals. The Ukrainian has also qualified for three previous UEFA Euro tournaments, including as co-hosts of the 2012 tournament with Poland.



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