Ahead of World Cup clash, tearful Zinchenko hopes for peace

STORY: Ukraine, which has been ravaged by war since Russia's invasion in February, face Scotland at Hampden Park on Wednesday and if they win that game they will go on to meet Wales in Cardiff on Sunday for a place in the finals in Qatar in November.

But Zinchenko, who plays for Premier League champions Manchester City, said the prospect of World Cup qualification was secondary to the main hope of his countrymen.

"Every Ukrainian wants one thing -- to stop this war. I spoke to people from different countries, all over the world and I spoke to some Ukrainian kids who just don't understand what's happening back in Ukraine. They only want the war to stop they have one dream to stop the war," he said.

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