Ukraine seek World Cup qualifying postponement, FIFA confirms

FIFA has confirmed that Ukraine has sought to postpone the World Cup qualifying match that was set to be played against Scotland.

FIFA has confirmed that Ukraine has sought to postpone the World Cup qualifying match that was set to be played against Scotland, BBC Sports reports. The nations were supposed to meet on 24th March at Hampden but football has been suspended in Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

FIFA also expressed its deepest solidarity according to BBC Sports, to everybody affected by what is happening in Ukraine that, further updates shall be provided in due course. The World Cup draw is scheduled to take place on 1st April, with the tournament starting on 21st November and the winners of the respective match-up would play against Wales or Austria for a place at Qatar 2022.

World governing body said that they are working in close ties with UEFA and the Scottish Football Association in order, to ‘find an appropriate solution. The Scottish FA President had also released a statement in solidarity to Ukraine, condemning the crisis saying, “football is inconsequential amid conflict”, along with Scotland and Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong who said, “Football takes a back seat in a situation like this when everyone is thinking of the welfare and suffering of the people of Ukraine.” Scotland has scheduled three nations league fixtures in June which is to be played against Ukraine and those also stand to be rearranged amid the crisis.

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