Ukraine's mens national football team is just one game away from qualifying for the World Cup after beating Scotland on Wednesday night.
If Ukraine can beat Wales in Cardiff on Sunday the team will make it to the tournament in Qatar, which is scheduled to start on November 21.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky celebrated the 3-1 win against Scotland in an Instagram post.
“There are times when you don't need many words! Pride is enough! Simply thanks to you guys!” he wrote.
“We are all fighting, everyone on their own front, for this. For our blue and yellow flag, for our coat of arms on our hearts, for 'Ukraine is not dead yet…', which cannot be silenced,'” he said.
Wednesday's playoff had originally been scheduled to take place in March, but Russia's invasion of Ukraine forced the match's postponement.
Given that staying in Ukraine was too dangerous, the squad went to a training camp in Slovenia on May 1 to prepare for the game.
Prior to playing Scotland, Ukraine's last competitive game had been in November.
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