The International Football Association “FIFA” decided to postpone the confrontation of the Ukrainian national team against its Scottish counterpart in the qualifying play-off for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, to the international agenda during the month of June, instead of March 24, due to the Russian military operation in Ukrainian territory.

FIFA issued an official statement today, Tuesday, saying: “The Executive Office has taken important decisions regarding the European play-off matches of the 2022 World Cup, after consulting with UEFA and the participating member associations.

The decisions were as follows: 

1 – The match between the national teams of Ukraine and Scotland, scheduled for March 24, in the qualifying round for the World Cup finals, has been postponed to next June, and therefore, the match between the winners of Scotland against Ukraine and Wales against Austria will also be postponed to the same month.

2 – The Wales-Austria match will remain as scheduled on March 24, due to the need to reduce disruption to competitive matches already scheduled for June in an already crowded calendar.

3 – Announcing the qualification of the Polish national team to the final of the play-off after FIFA’s decision to suspend the participation of Russian teams and clubs in the competitions, and therefore it will face the winner of the Swedish and Czech national teams on March 29th.

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