Back on the primary day of April, the United States Men’s National Team was drawn into Group B for the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar this fall, together with England, Iran, and the victor of a postponed European playoff.
Dates for these rescheduled fixtures are actually recognized.
Per Sky Sports and Mark Ogden of ESPN, the World Cup qualifying playoff match between Ukraine and Scotland will now happen at Hampden Park on June 1. The recreation was initially set to happen on March 24 however was understandably delayed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Additionally, the winner of this tie will go on to face Wales on the Cardiff City Stadium on June 5 for a spot within the World Cup.
“There is huge hope this game can go ahead but behind the scenes there is huge concern that with all the difficulties that everybody is dealing with in Ukraine, it might not happen,” Sky Sports senior reporter Rob Dorsett stated of the Ukraine-Scotland contest. “An terrible lot might occur…between now and June 1. There are nonetheless doubts whether or not this might go forward.
“All domestic football in Ukraine has been suspended. Nine members of the Ukraine squad play for Dynamo Kyiv, who haven’t played since the middle of December. What sort of state are they going to be in to play this match?”
Assuming the matches go on, as hoped, the eventual winner of the playoff will open its World Cup event towards the United States on Monday, Nov. 21.