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Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine is scheduled for June 1, with the winner facing Wales on June 5 | Soccer News


Scotland’s delayed World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine has been rescheduled for June 1, and the winner will face Wales on June 5, with both matches live on Sky Sports.

The match was scheduled to take place at Hampden Park on March 24 but was postponed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The winner of that encounter was due to face Wales, who beat Austria 2-1 in the semi-finals, but that too was delayed.

The match on June 1 will take place at Hampden Park, while Wales’ World Cup play-off final will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Following the postponements, Scotland have pledged to play the loser of the Wales-Austria game in a friendly on March 29. Steve Clarke’s side drew 2-2 in Vienna.

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Highlights from the World Cup qualifying play-off between Wales and Austria

Russia were due to take part in the World Cup play-offs but were expelled from the tournament as punishment for their actions in Ukraine.

This allowed Poland to advance to the Path B final, in which they beat Sweden to secure their place in the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Nations League matches affected

The schedule for UEFA Nations League groups A4 and B1, which includes the three teams involved in the play-off path: Scotland, Ukraine and Wales, has been rearranged accordingly.

June 1

June 4

  • B1 – Armenia vs Republic of Ireland

June 8

  • A4 – Belgium vs Poland
  • A4 – Wales against the Netherlands
  • B1 – Scotland against Armenia
  • B1 – Republic of Ireland against Ukraine

June 11

  • A4 – Netherlands vs Poland
  • A4 – Wales against Belgium

June 14

  • A4 – Netherlands against Wales
  • A4 – Poland vs Belgium

September 21

September 24, 24

  • B1 – Scotland vs. Republic of Ireland
  • B1 – Armenia vs Ukraine

September 27

  • B1 – Republic of Ireland against Armenia
  • B1 – Ukraine against Scotland




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