Scotland’s World Cup hopes ended as Ukraine set up a showdown with Wales for a place at Qatar 2022 in their first game since the Russian invasion of their country.

Played against the backdrop of the ongoing war, the game began with a show of solidarity from Scottish fans who joined visitors in singing Ukraine’s national anthem before kick-off.

With the eyes of the world watching, they impressed from the first whistle and goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk saw them take a two-goal lead.

John McGinn wasted a golden chance to pull a goal back for Scotland before Callum McGregor’s effort crossed the line deep into the second half.

Artem Dovbyk scored a third for the visitors with almost the last kick of the game to set-up a playoff final against Wales on Sunday at the Cardiff City Stadium.


By Amara

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