Wales is just one win from finishing a 64 year wait for a place in the World Cup to meet the Ukrainian side on the verge of completing one of the most notable qualifying history in tournament history.
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine postponed the match, Cardiff awaits an electrical atmosphere as Wales hosts the playoff finals of the final European location at the Qatar World Cup. Despite the ongoing war and the emotional scene in Hamden on Wednesday, Ukraine made an impressive performance to break Scotland’s heart in the semifinals, and Wales passed Austria in March.
Gareth Bale was the key to Wales as it defeated Austria in a magical brace and once again fixed the country’s hopes to the Cardiff City Stadium striker. If Veil leads Wales to the World Cup location, it will be added to his legend with the national team after a previous exploit in the European Championship qualifying.
Ukraine was exhausted from its efforts in Glasgow four days ago, but their players were inspired by the opportunity to bring joy, hope and pride to a country suffering in the face of Russia’s invasion. Oleksandr Zinchenko manages his team well and will be a meaningful victory in the most difficult situations if Ukraine is promoted to the World Cup.