Ukraine national team announces first match since Russian invasion

The qualifier has been postponed amid the Russian invasion of the European country, with the winner set to face Wales for a place at Qatar 2022 – where the winner will join the England group.

On Friday, it was confirmed that Ukraine and Gladbach will take to the pitch on May 11 at Borussia-Park, with proceeds from the friendly match going to charities helping people affected by war.

“We are very happy to be able to help the Ukrainian FA through this game,” Gladbach general manager Stephan Schippers said.

“[We] let’s hope that as many football fans as possible from all over the country will come to the stadium… all Ukrainian citizens will have free entrance to the match.

The game will be Ukraine’s first since the invasion, with the country’s Premier League also cancelled.

During the week, a friendly match between Borussia Dortmund and Dynamo Kyiv raised more than £335,000 for charity as part of the club’s Match for Peace series.

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