Ukrainian Soldiers Celebrate World Cup Qualifier Win Against Scotland

Ukrainian troops near Kharkiv celebrated their team’s 3-1 World Cup qualifier win against Scotland on June 1, according to Ukraine’s public broadcaster.

Footage here was posted by Suspilne Kharkiv.

In an emotional post-match address, Ukraine manager Oleksandr Petrakov said: “I have no emotions. All my emotions are left on the football pitch. This victory was not for me or the players, it was for the country. This is a big win for Ukraine,” according to a translation by Sky Sports.

“We played for those who fight in the trenches, who fight with their last drop of blood,” Petrakov said.

Ukraine will now face Wales for a place at the finals in Qatar. Credit: Suspilne Kharkiv via Storyful

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