FIFA has set a date for the World Cup play-off semi-final match between Scotland and Ukraine

Scotland have announced that they will meet Ukraine in their World Cup play-off semi-final on Wednesday, 1 June, at Hampden Park.

The game was scheduled to take place in March, among the other semi-finals, but it was postponed indefinitely due to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

Talks have taken place between the two countries, as well as FIFA and UEFA, to choose a viable date for the match, and Scotland has officially booked their date with Ukraine on 1 June.

“First and foremost, it will be fantastic to welcome Ukraine to Hampden Park in June,” said Scotland FA chief executive Ian Maxwell. “While there will, unsurprisingly, be two sets of competitive players determined to get another step closer to World Cup qualifying, we also recognize and respect the larger context in which the match will take place.”

“We have maintained throughout that delaying the original encounter was the only thing to do, and we look forward to hosting Ukraine at Hampden Park in June.”

The winner of the game will face Wales in Cardiff on June 5, with the champion securing a place in the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

A place in Group B, where either Scotland, Wales, or Ukraine will face England, Iran, and the United States, is on the line.

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