War-torn Ukraine one step away from the 2022 FIFA World Cup

War-torn Ukraine gave its people something to cheer for on Wednesday night when the national soccer team beat Scotland 3-1 in a rescheduled World Cup qualifier in Glasgow. All the Ukrainian players emerged from the tunnel draped in their nation’s flag as the world sent them to Qatar after Russia invaded their nation on February 24. Oleksandr Zinchenko had said in the pre-match press conference: “We have to focus on our game, we have to try to convey good emotions to the Ukrainian people, so that is what we are going to try to do.” And that is what they achieved. They have booked a final qualifying date against another English team, Wales, on June 5 in Wales. Andriy Yarmolenko gave Ukraine the lead with a precise chip in the 33rd minute after a great deep pass from Ruslan Malinovsky. John McGinn squandered a glorious opportunity in the 66th minute when, with the goal open after a loose ball from Ukraine goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan, he shot just wide. Bushchan saved from Che Adams in the 75th minute and McGinn’s follow-up was blocked by a corner. Another Bushchan fumble gave Scotland a glimmer of hope in the 79th minute when Callum McGregor’s lob somehow escaped Bushchan’s hands and goal-line technology awarded the goal. McGregor made a great comeback to deny Artem Dovbyk a shot on goal when Zinchenko sent it clear in the 81st minute. Four minutes were added when the Hampden crowd wanted a goal, but it was Ukraine who had an opportunity on goal that Oleksandr Zubkov fired wide. Ukraine created another chance and the last one was taken by Dovbyk, who cleared with another great ball from Zinchenko, this time past Craig Gordon. Now to Wales to collide with the Gareth Bale-Welsh team managed. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; War-torn Ukraine one step away from the 2022 FIFA World Cup