Ukraine is back! World Cup play-off against Scotland Scotland: No mercy!
Updated: Jun 25
The qualifying teams for the World Cup have already been determined, but due to the Russian-Ukrainian war, the last group of World Cup qualifying teams in the European World Cup will be determined in early June.
The long-delayed World Cup play-off match between Scotland and Ukraine is about to start next week, and it has also attracted many fans. Although this game is not the first Ukrainian return game, many fans are still curious about the difficult environment in Ukraine. Can you play the past level against Scotland?
Ukraine defies all odds and returns to the big stage after 4 months
The biggest focus of fans in this World Cup play-off is the situation in Ukraine. Fortunately, during the war, the Ukrainian national team received foreign aid from various countries and left the battlefield for off-site training. The Ukrainian captain also said: " I can't wait to play in Glasgow. Ukrainian clubs are returning to training and we also need to prepare for the national team."
But in the final analysis, the level of the Ukrainian team is still somewhat affected by the war, and there is still a slight gap from the past. Players who have not returned to the stadium for a long time are still in the adaptation stage. In addition, the team's strong player Alexander Zinchenko recently Only joined the team, although they have already started a friendly match with the Bundesliga club - Hingladbach in early May, it is unknown whether they can fully adapt.
Scotland wants to return to World Cup, says no mercy
When the war broke out, Scotland, the home team, was also very concerned about Ukraine. Whether it was the rescheduling of the event or the rescue of resources, they did their best, but this did not mean that Scotland would release water. Scotland captain Robertson said: "If Ukraine plays against others, I will 100% cheer for Ukraine, but we have done everything we can to help, such as agreeing to postpone the game originally scheduled for March to June so that the opponent can prepare more; next Wednesday night we still have to fight for Fighting for your dreams must not be held back. We already experienced the feeling of the competition in last year's Euro 2020, and now we have to put aside sympathy and do business."
What is more worrying is that some players on the team are injured. Defender Kieran Tierney has missed this tournament because of knee surgery and has not yet recovered. Although midfielder Billy Gilmour is still on the team, his ankle is currently injured, which is undoubtedly a big disadvantage for Scotland.
Despite this, Scotland still has a great desire to qualify for the World Cup. Scotland said they have not entered the World Cup group stage since 1998. They hope to break the 23-year record and return to the World Cup stage.
Sports lottery betting see here World football odds prediction released!
Finally, it is also the focus of many lottery fans. What are the odds of this World Cup play-off? According to the data of a foreign company, Scotland wins: +125; Draw: +200; Ukraine wins: +230, which means that the two teams have a great chance to tie during the regular game time, but in comparison Ukraine The win rate is still slightly higher. However, this data is only a pre-judgment of the game. Don't forget that Scotland is the home game this time. This will also have a great impact on the game situation. After all, the stadium will always bring unexpected results.