Ukrainian soldiers watch team win World Cup qualifier

STORY: A very small screen in shelter was enough for the men to enjoy their team's 3-1 triumph at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

The triumph leaves Ukraine knowing that a win against Wales on Sunday (June 5) in Cardiff will earn them a place in the World Cup finals for just the second time as an independent nation.

"The whole world would know now that there is a country named Ukraine, with its own culture, language and traditions," a serviceman nicknamed “Hutsul” told Reuters TV.

Ukraine coach Oleksandr Petrakov said the victory had been a victory for his compatriots who "fight with every last drop of their blood".

He was in no doubt about the significance of a victory achieved in front of over 2,000 travelling fans from the Ukrainian diaspora and watched back home by millions on television

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