Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine has been rescheduled with the teams meeting at Hampden on Wednesday, June 1.
The Glasgow match was scheduled for March 24 but was postponed after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Much of Ukraine’s squad is based on his home country, but the players are now outside the country and plans to start preparing to face Scotland are beginning to take shape.
UEFA and two countries, as well as Wales, who are waiting for the final, have been working to find a solution to the brutal war still raging in Ukraine.
In terms of Wales, the play-off final in Cardiff with either Scotland or Ukraine is also scheduled.
It will take place on Sunday, June 5 with a venue in Qatar 2022 on the wire.
SFA CEO Ian Maxwell said: “First of all, it will be a pleasure to be able to welcome Ukraine to Hampden Park in June.
“Understandably, there will be two players committed to going one step further towards the World Cup, and we also understand and appreciate the broader context in which the game will take place.
“We have been consistent that postponing the original game is the right and only thing to do and look forward to hosting Ukraine at Hampden Park in June.”
The start time is still to be confirmed by UEFA and we will update on that and ticket details in due time via newsletter to Scotland Fans Club members and on the National Team channels. Our official Scottish country.
It also means a re-rank of the UEFA Nations League fixtures, with a rescheduled schedule World Cup The play-off eats into what was originally the window to start the next version of that competition.
There are suggestions that Scotland’s play-off against Ukraine could double as a Nations League match with both teams from the same group in that tournament, but that is not going to happen.
Scotland will now host Armenia on June 8, with an away clash with the Republic of Ireland still on June 11 and a second meeting with Armenia on June 14.
Scotland’s home Nations League match against Ukraine will be moved from June to September 21.
Meanwhile, there could be a tight swing from domestic problems to play-offs for some Scotland players.
Skiers Andy Robertson and Liverpool reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, with the final taking place just four days ago on Saturday, May 28.
The likes of Ryan Christie and Scott McKenna are also likely to feature in the British Championship playoffs on May 29.
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