Scotland v Ukraine live stream and team news: World Cup play-off semi-final finally set to go ahead as Wales await winner

    Scotland and Ukraine will finally face off in their World Cup play-off semi-final this week.

    The Scots clinched a place in the play-offs for this winter’s tournament back in November, finishing second in Group F to Denmark.

    Steve Clarke’s side are looking to reach the World Cup


    Steve Clarke’s side are looking to reach the World Cup

    But due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the clash between the two sides was put on hold in March.

    The Ukrainian team have now had time to regroup and train for the play-offs and the all-important tie is now ready to go ahead.

    Wales, who beat Austria 2-1 in March, will await the winner of Scotland v Ukraine in the final on Sunday.

    Scotland v Ukraine: Date and how to follow

    The World Cup play-off semi-final will take place on Wednesday June 1.

    The match at Hampden Park will kick-off at 7:45pm.

    The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage starting at 7pm.

    Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

    If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

    Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon while will be running a live blog for all the action.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Man City star Oleksandr Zinchenko will be in action for Ukraine


    Man City star Oleksandr Zinchenko will be in action for Ukraine

    Scotland v Ukraine: Team news

    Scotland squad

    • Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (St Johnstone), Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian), Liam Kelly (Motherwell), David Marshall (Hibernian)
    • Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Jack Hendry (Brugge), Aaron Hickey (Bologna), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Everton), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), John Souttar (Rangers), Greg Taylor (Celtic)
    • Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), Allan Campbell (Luton), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), David Turnbull (Celtic)
    • Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Jacob Brown (Stoke City), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Ross Stewart (Sunderland)

    Scotland v Ukraine: What has been said?

    Scotland boss Steve Clarke: “We all understand and respect the position of the Ukrainian team. Fortunately for them they’ve managed to get out of the country and get their players into a training camp.

    “They’ve been playing matches and they’ll be ready for the game. The most important thing for me as the Scotland head coach is to make sure we’re ready for the game, and we will be ready. Both teams will be ready to go on June 1.

    “It’s good that it’s going ahead. It’s been a long wait since November when we found out who we were playing.

    “Obviously circumstances have changed for the Ukrainian team but I’m pleased they’ve got the opportunity to come out and play for their country. They’ll want to represent their country well, and we’re no different.

    “We’ve waited a long time for this game, to be in this position to qualify for a World Cup, and we’re determined to get to Qatar.

    “We’re eight games unbeaten. We’ve done pretty well since last summer. We’re in a good place.

    “Everybody that comes in knows what to expect. I know what to expect from them and they know what to expect from me so hopefully we just pick up where we left off in March and keep that unbeaten run going for two more games at least.”

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