March 7 – Scotland’s upcoming home World Cup semi-final play-off with Ukraine is expected to be delayed until June.
Ukraine officially requested a postponement of the fixture, scheduled for the end of March, after Russia invaded their country, with their domestic league now suspended indefinitely.
The winners will play either Wales or Austria for a place at Qatar 2022.
“FIFA can confirm it has received a request from the Ukrainian Association of Football today to postpone their matches scheduled for March,” said a statement. “FIFA remains in regular contact with UEFA and the Scottish Football Association to find an appropriate solution. FIFA expresses its deepest solidarity to everybody affected by what is happening in Ukraine. A further update will be provided in due course.”
The Scottish Football Association wrote to its Ukrainian counterpart last week offering support and is willing to accommodate any arrangement that would allow the match to take place.
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