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⚽ Game info Scotland vs Ukraine ⚽


This Wednesday, June 1st, the last vacancy still open in the European Qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup begins to be defined . The duel is worth for the semifinals of the playoffs of the Old Continent selective, which is entitled to 13 places in the next World Cup, Scotland welcomes Ukraine at the Hampton Park stadium, in Glasgow. The kick-off is scheduled for 18:45 UTC


The confrontation was initially supposed to take place in March, however, it was postponed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Thus, the Ukrainians gained more time to try to reorganize their sports area, even if outside their borders. On the date that FIFA (International Football Federation) initially reserved for the semi-finals and finals, the Scots chose to fill in with two friendlies. Both tied.


The first with Poland, which won the spot in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It was in a 1-1 draw. In the duel, which also had Hamptem Park as a scenario, coach Steve Clarke set up Scotland with a defense made up of three defenders, four containment/setting socks, two linking socks and an attacker. The team was superior in most of the confrontation. He had the ball 51% of the time, created more chances for a shot (15-9) and was especially superior in the rate of shots on target (6-1). He opened the scoring in the 23rd minute of the final stage through Tierney, who received assistance from McGinn.


Then, against Austria, who didn't get their place in the World Cup, a new equality was registered. This time 2-2. The match took place at the Happel stadium in Vienna. The Scots repeated their tactical formation and once again opened the scoring. They scored with Hendry, in the 28th minute of the opening stage, after Hanley's pass, and McGinn, in the 11th minute of the final phase, with assistance from Tierney. The hosts, who were superior in most of the match, having kept the ball for 55% of the time, developed more than twice the number of opportunities to shoot (26 to 10) and led with even greater clearance the rate of shots in the target (12 to 4), scored in the 30th minute through Gregoritsch and in the 37th minute through Schopf.


Without being able to play in March, when it could count on all its athletes playing abroad, something that is mandatory under FIFA (International Football Federation) rules, Ukraine had to make an improvised preparation for the European Qualifiers play-off to Qatar World Cup in 2022, having to count on the goodwill of clubs to give up athletes and even without having to face teams, at a time when they could not be summoned. He played three friendlies against clubs.


The sequence of games started with Borussia Monchengladbach, from Germany. Oleksandr Petrakov outlined a team with four defenders, two defensive midfielders, three midfielders and a forward in a 2-1 victory. Mudryk, nine minutes into the first half, put Ukraine in front after rebering Sydorchuk's pass. Five minutes later, Noss equaled. In the second half, in the 37th minute, the winning goal was scored by Pikhalyonok. He enlisted assistance from Garmash. The second game was against Empoli, from Italy. This time the victory was a little wider, 3-1.


The stage was opened by Yaremchuk in the 26th minute. La Mantia equalized for the Italians in the 45th minute. In the second half, Karavaev, in the first minute, and Pikhalyonok, in the eighth minute, scored the goals that ensured the victory. The series ended 1-1 against Rijeka, from Croatia. Garmash, 23 minutes into the first half, scored for the Ukrainians. The Croatians reacted quickly, evening the score in the 36th minute through Drmic. At the meeting, Ukraine promoted major changes in the teams. Both in terms of names and in the tactical part, with four defenders, a containment midfielder, two liaison men and three attackers.


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