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Scotland will face Poland in a pleasant at Hampden Park on Thursday March 24, with £10 from each ticket offered going in direction of UNICEF’s Ukraine emergency fund.

The match replaces the World Cup play-off semi-final in opposition to Ukraine, which has been postponed till June as a result of ongoing struggle.

Poland have been additionally resulting from play their semi-final that day however will as a substitute journey to Glasgow after FIFA threw opponents Russia out of the event as a sanction for the invasion.

Robert Lewandowski scored as Poland drew 2-2 at Hampden Park in 2015
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Robert Lewandowski scored the final time Scotland performed Poland at Hampden Park in a 2-2 attract 2015

Scotland may even face the loser of Austria or Wales, who meet in Cardiff, in an away pleasant 5 days later.

Captain Andy Robertson stated: “As a father, the pictures of kids in Ukraine has been heart-breaking to observe.

“I’m a proud ambassador for UNICEF and after we have been knowledgeable that the match in opposition to Ukraine could be postponed then working in partnership with Robert and the Polish squad to do our bit to assist the scenario was a no brainer.

“We ship our love and prayers to our fellow individuals throughout Ukraine’s soccer neighborhood and hope that the cash raised by this match will assist the large efforts already made by UNICEF in Ukraine and in serving to the refugee scenario.”

Steve Clarke
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Steve Clarke will title his Scotland squad on Tuesday

Head coach Steve Clarke – who will title his squad for the double-header on Tuesday – added: “We have seen great examples of people and teams inside Scottish soccer rally with their very own contributions in direction of the scenario in current weeks.

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“With the help of UNICEF, this match is a approach for all Scottish soccer followers to unite in solidarity and help our pals in Ukraine.

“As many have already stated, soccer is unimportant whenever you see the scenario in Ukraine. I do know that the Scotland supporters and the gamers will rally to indicate that the ability of soccer can have a optimistic impression even throughout such determined conditions because the one confronted in Ukraine at current.”

Scottish FA Chief Govt Ian Maxwell added: “It goes with out saying that our ideas are with the folks of Ukraine. All football-related issues pale into insignificance subsequent to what the folks of that nation are experiencing.

“Together with the counterparts on the Polish FA, we hope to make use of this pleasant worldwide as our likelihood to indicate solidarity with a rustic and its folks, whereas elevating as a lot cash to assist them as we are able to within the course of.”

Shevchenko’s message to Russia: You possibly can cease this struggle

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Andriy Shevchenko delivered a robust message to the Russian folks, urging them to play their half within the ending the struggle

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Former Chelsea and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko stated soccer “does not exist” for him amid the present invasion whereas chatting with Sky Sports activities Information.

Shevchenko’s household have refused to depart Ukraine and the 45-year-old has remained in London in the course of the battle to assist lead the attraction to get humanitarian support to his nation.

“Soccer does not exist for me any extra,” Shevchenko stated.

“I do not give it some thought. It is not the time for that. I am not watching something, any sport, something.

“All my focus, after I get up, I take into consideration how I may also help my nation, what I can do. I’ve began to name my mother and father, my pals, get updates on what is going on on in Ukraine.

“For me, that is my discipline, that is my focus now.”

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