Ukraine will return to action in the delayed World Cup playoffs against Scotland on June 1, FIFA has confirmed.
The Path A semi-final was postponed to its original date in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, which resulted in all soccer in the country shutting down and requiring all men’s football. Ukraine over 18 years old must stay in the country.
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The Ukrainian Football Federation has appealed against the postponement of the match, which has been raised by FIFA, in the hope that it can be rescheduled this summer.
FIFA and UEFA have now agreed on a June 1 date for the Glasgow match, with the winners playing Wales in Cardiff on June 5 for a place in the World Cup.
The successful team will then complete Group B in Qatar alongside England, USA and Iran.
Ukraine hasn’t played any matches since facing Bosnia and Herzegovina in their World Cup qualifying final match last November.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup-qualifying-uefa/story/4642158/ukraine-resumes-world-cup-qualification-with-june-1-playoff Ukraine continues World Cup qualifiers with playoffs June 1