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On Sunday, either Wales or Ukraine will become the 13th and final World Cup team to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022. The two proud nations clash in the play-off final at Cardiff City Stadium. And this match is as big as it gets. Don't miss the action. It will be telecast live.
Playing against the backdrop of war at home, this Ukraine national football team has exceeded all exceptions by making the 'final' on the road. And yet, the task is not done. Oleksandr Petrakov's men gave their all in the semi-final against Scotland, a 3-1 win. That emotional-charged match at Hampden Park tells only a part of the pain the Ukrainians are facing. Now, they want to beat Wales for their second World Cup qualification and make everyone proud in a war-torn country.
"Our team write to soldiers and received a flag from the war which they promised to hang in the dressing room," Petrakov said in Cardiff on Saturday. "It's a really hard situation in Ukraine and not everyone can watch football because of the situation but we will try to concentrate and play well."
Ukraine booked their place in the play-off final with a 3-1 win over Scotland at Hampden Park on Wednesday in a match rearranged from March due to the Russian invasion.
Wales earned their place thanks to a Gareth Bale double in a 2-1 win over Austria in March which has put the Dragons on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
It all comes down to this: Wales against Ukraine for a place at the 2022 World Cup.
Having overcome Austria to reach the World Cup playoff final, Robert Page's side will have home advantage at Cardiff City Stadium as they bid to reach the finals of the World Cup for the first time in 64 years.
Standing in their way are a Ukraine side who defeated Scotland 3-1 to reach this point and who are buoyed by popular support, the national team continuing to challenge for a place in Qatar despite the ongoing war at home following Russia's invasion in February.
Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko said it would be a dream to qualify for the 2022 tournament as Ukraine's footballers continue to bring pride to their supporters, but in purely sporting terms, Wales are the underdogs — despite being nine places higher in the FIFA rankings.
Ukraine have competed at eight World Cups in their history, although none since 2006, whereas Wales have not been involved in international football's grandest tournament since they reached the quarterfinals back in 1958.
"Everyone in the world feels for Ukraine," said Gareth Bale this week. "It is sport that unites everybody. We understand what it will do for Ukraine, but we want to get to the World Cup.
"That is not coming from a horrible place. It is coming from our country and hearts as we want to deliver for our own fans."