June 4, 2023

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“Sub” re-planning of Ukraine and Scotland

Paris (AFP)

The International Football Association (FIFA) has announced that the match between Ukraine and Scotland in the first semi-final of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar will be postponed to next June.
Ukraine was due to be Scotland’s guest at Hampton Park on March 24 in the semi – finals of the first leg of the European qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup, but the visiting team invited FIFA to postpone the match due to Russian. Invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine and Scotland fell to Wales in the first leg of the play-offs after losing to Austria in the first semi-final, thus facing the winner of the final, scheduled for the fifth match on June 1. Same month in Cardiff.
FIFA excluded Russia from the World Cup due to the invasion of Ukraine and prevented them from playing in the play-offs against Poland, which then defeated Sweden to qualify for the final.
FIFA said in a statement that “scheduled matches have led to revisions to some matches in the UEFA Nations League calendar to accommodate postponed play-off matches.”
“FIFA would like to thank all parties involved for the strong spirit of solidarity and cooperation that led to this unanimous decision,” he added.
Thus, after the play-offs, either Ukraine, Scotland or Wales will be the thirteenth European team in the World Cup to be held in Qatar, and will join Group B along with England, USA and Iran.