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Cotland host Ukraine on Wednesday night in a World Cup play-off semi-final as both teams look to get closer to securing their place in Qatar at the end of the year.

The match was originally scheduled to take place in March but was postponed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With football at a standstill in the country, Ukraine have played friendlies in recent weeks against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Empoli and Rijeka.

Whoever wins the semi-final will face Wales in Cardiff on Sunday, in what will be a winner-takes-all affair for a place at the 2022 World Cup.

The group stage draw for Qatar has already taken place, meaning all three countries know that whoever emerges victorious next week will go to Group B alongside England, Iran and the United States.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The World Cup play-off semi-final is scheduled to kick off at 7.45pm BST on Wednesday June 1, 2022.

Hampden Park in Glasgow will host.

Where to watch Scotland v Ukraine

TV channel: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports main event and Sky Sports Soccer. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.

Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go app.

Live Blog: You can follow all the action with updates from Standard Sport’s live blog.

Scotland vs Ukraine Team News

Andy Robertson is set to continue his turbulent season by leaving for Scotland, just days after losing in the Champions League final.

Kieran Tierney is out through injury while Ryan Jack has been forced out of the squad. Nathan Patterson is in a race to prove his fitness, with the Everton man not playing since undergoing minor ankle surgery in early April.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to start in the center of midfield for his country, with Vitaliy Mykolenko at left-back and West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko in the forward line.

Along with those playing across Europe, a squad of 21 local players have been training together in Slovenia since the start of the month before traveling to play three friendlies.

Scotland vs Ukraine Prediction

With so much at stake, it’s unlikely to be an enthusiastic approach from either side at the start of Hampden Park.

Scotland haven’t lost a World Cup qualifier on home soil since 2013, so enter the play-offs as slight favourites, against a side struggling with so much off the pitch.

There is very little to separate the two teams and home advantage could well tip the balance in Scotland’s favour.

Scotland win 2-1.

Head-to-head history and results (h2)

Scotland win: 1

Draws: 0

Ukraine win: 1

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