Ukraine is one match away from qualifying for FIFA World Cup. The game against Wales this Sunday will be the decider.
By: Sports Desk |
Ukraine fans celebrate after the match and hold a flag in support of Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion; Ukraine’s Vitalii Mykolenko and teammates celebrate with fans after the match. (Reuters Images)
Soldiers watched it in the trenches. Hundreds watched it in bomb shelters. It was a football match.
Ukraine’s 3-1 result in Glasgow against Scotland was crucial. It put them a win away from qualifying for the World Cup this year. It meant more for the Ukrainians though. The game marked the men’s national team’s return to the international stage.
The game barely meant anything in the context of the larger fight the nation has been at. Even as it was being played, reports emerged that Russia had fired eight missiles on Ukraine and that there was an air raid all across the country, Olga Tukuriak, an independent journalist, shared on her Twitter feed that she was watching the game in a basement.
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