Ukraine’s manager Oleksandr Petrakov gave an emotional press conference following his side’s 3-1 World Cup playoff win over Scotland, dedicating the victory to the troops who are defending their country against attacks from Russia. ‘We played for those who fight in the trenches, who fight with their last drop of blood,’ he said. The win means victory over Wales will earn them a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He also paid tribute to the people of Scotland, who gave he and his team a warm welcome. ‘Thank you Scotland,’ he said. ‘We will never forget that.’