World Cup qualifying: Ukraine need play-off semi-finals with Scotland postponed


Ukraine performed in Hampden in June, beating Sweden within the spherical of 16 at Euroso

Ukraine has requested the postponement of its World Cup play-off semi-final in opposition to Scotland.

The nations have been resulting from meet in Hampden on 24 March however soccer has been suspended in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion of the nation.

The winners will play both Wales or Austria for a spot in Qatar 2022.

World governing physique FIFA say they’re working with UEFA and the Scottish Soccer Affiliation to “discover an acceptable answer”.

Confirming the request, a spokesperson mentioned: “FIFA expresses its deepest solidarity to all these affected by what is going on in Ukraine. An extra replace can be supplied in the end.”

Earlier this week, Scottish FA president Rod Petrie wrote “soccer is irrelevant amid the battle”. Message to your Ukrainian counterpart.

Petri mentioned he wrote “to ship a message of assist, friendship and unity”.

Talking earlier than information of the postponement request, Scotland and Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong mentioned: “Soccer takes a again seat in a scenario like this when everybody is considering the welfare and struggling of the folks of Ukraine.”

The World Cup draw is scheduled to happen on April 1, with the match ranging from November 21.

Scotland have three Nations League Group B fixtures in June – Ukraine is once more in them, together with Armenia and the Republic of Eire. These fixtures could be rearranged if an alternate date for the play-off semi-finals is required.

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