Scotland v Ukraine: World Cup 2022 qualifying playoff – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm kick-off at Hampden ParkScotland and Ukraine fans unite in song before matchGet in contact! You’ll be able to contact Scott here together with your ideas

Oleksandr Zinchenko of Ukraine and Manchester Metropolis speaks to Sky. “When this started on 24 February, nobody was thinking about football, or that this game was going to happen. It’s impossible to describe when you are in this position. As footballers, we have unbelievable lives, we have family, we have facilities, everything around us. But there are people struggling and suffering, it is impossible to describe. My mission is to try to help Ukrainian people as much as I can, to make them proud that they are Ukrainian, that they will live in freedom, and that our nation is never going to give up. Everyone is going to give everything.”

Bulging pre-match postbag. “Come on Ukraine!’” begins Shaun Tooze. “I would normally want Scotland to win this but having been displaced from Ukraine to Poland with the beautiful lady and our cat, her family (still there) are asking who I am supporting tonight, so, despite my love for Andy Robertson (Liverpool man) I’m going for Ukraine. What else can I do? Either way, I think it’ll be emotional and probably go all the way to penalties. (We’re still stuck in Poland by the way, because some people in the UK can’t get their heads out of their arses and give us permission for the beautiful dumbass cat.)”

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