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