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World Cup play-offs: War-torn Ukraine beat Scotland 3-1

It was an evening that began with the Ukrainian national anthem’s lyrics striking an emotional chord at a tense Hampden.

The words that were belted out moments later took on a whole new meaning after their side strode onto the pitch draped in flags of their homeland.

“The glory and freedom of Ukraine has not yet perished. Luck will still smile on us brother-Ukrainians.”

To stun Scotland and earn a historic World Cup play-off final against Wales, a heroic Ukraine summoned a performance of spirit, effort, and courage.

A team pulled together shone brightly at a sun-drenched Hampden, despite their country being engulfed in trauma due to the ongoing war with Russia.

Before Callum McGregor gave Scotland hope late on, Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored either side of halftime. With the final kick of the ball on Sunday, Artem Dovbyk sealed a showdown with Qatar 2022 in Cardiff.

While images of fans in war-torn Ukraine watched on, 3,500 fans in light blue and yellow, including 65 orphans invited by the Scottish FA, celebrated wildly in Glasgow on a night no one will ever forget.

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  1. YohaigNG

    June 1, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    The article discusses how Ukraine beat Scotland in the World Cup play-offs 3-1, despite being a war-torn country.

    The author states that this is a massive accomplishment for Ukraine and proves that they are a strong team.

    They also discuss how this win will help boost the morale of the Ukrainian people, who have been through a lot in recent years.

    I think it’s fantastic that Ukraine was able to win against Scotland, especially considering the current situation in the country.

    It shows how strong they are as a team, and I’m sure this win will significantly boost the Ukrainian people.

    Well done to them!

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