Dobvyk finishes Scots off as brilliant Ukrainians progress- World Cup play-off latest


It’s all from Glasgow

Scotland’s World Cup dreams were shattered after a 3-1 loss to Ukraine at Hampden Park.

A sad evening for Steve Clark’s men marked an incredible Cinderella story for visitors, who played their first official game in their homeland after the unjust invasion of Russia.

Oleksandr Petrakov’s men left the horrors of war behind and brought some great joy to their country as they made it to Sunday’s World Cup play-off final against Wales in Cardiff.

The Ukrainian opened the scoring after 33 minutes when Ruslan Malinovsky produced a surprisingly long ball from his own half.

Malinovsky found Andrey Yarmolenko who dunked the ball over Craig Gordon and celebrated wildly in Ukraine as well, with some even watching from the bunkers.

Petrakov’s men doubled their lead in 49 minutes when Aleksandr Karavaev delivered a graceful cross from the right.

Karavaev found Roman Yaremchuk at the far post where he headed the ball into Gordon’s bottom left corner after some weak defense by Scotland.

Clarke’s men came back into the game and rekindled World Cup hopes in the 79th minute after some formidable goalkeeping by Georgie Bushchen, who failed to stop an effort from Callum McGregor.

The ball passed the goalkeeper before Taras Stepanenko had a chance to clear it.

But it was not enough for Scotland as Artem Dovbic sealed his team’s place in Cardiff in the fifth minute of stoppage time after beating Gordon by a surprise through ball by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

From all of us here at SunSport, have a lovely night!

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