Ukraine defeat Scotland, book World Cup play-off clash with Wales

Roman Yaremchuk celebrates after scoring during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Scotland and Ukraine at Hampden Park on June 01, 2022 in Glasgow

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Ukraine are one win away from a place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup after beating Scotland in their play-off at Hampden Park on Thursday. An excellent goal from Andriy Yarmolenko set Ukraine on their way to victory which was secured by Roman Yaremchuk’s second-half goal and they will now take on Wales for a place on the plane to Qatar later in the year.

By Our Sports Desk

Ukraine moved a step closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup tonight with an emotional 3-1 victory over Scotland at Hampden Park.

The visitors were by far the better team in the first half, forcing two good saves from Craig Gordon before a classy, lobbed finish from Andriy Yarmolenko put them in front.

Early in the second half Roman Yaremchuk doubled Ukraine’s lead with a deft header. A scrambled goal from Callum McGregor with just over ten minutes left gave Scotland hope.

The home team piled forward, but were caught out in injury time as Artem Dovbyk slotted a late goal past Gordon.

Ukraine will now face Wales in Cardiff on Sunday for a place at the World Cup in November.

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