0-1 in Wales: Ukraine miss the World Cup with an own goal – Sports news about ice hockey, winter sports and more

The dream of the World Cup in Qatar exploded: Ukrainian footballers, unfortunately, lost the decisive match on the last European card. Instead, Wales celebrates.

And the unlucky Andrei Yarmolenko covered his face with his hands and shook his head. The captain was no consolation, Ukraine squandered the World Cup with his own goal for everything.

Yarmolenko scored a free kick from Wales captain Gareth Bale’s own net in the 34th minute to seal the unfortunate 1-0 loss (0-1) in Cardiff in the final.

As mournful and proud guests applauded their fans with their heads held high, the Welshmen celebrated their last place in Europe at the tournament from November 21 to December 18 in Cardiff amid incessant rain in Qatar. This is the second time that Wales has appeared in the World Cup finals since 1958. In Group B there are England, Iran and United State opponents.

“Sometimes football can be very painful”

“We showed our character. I’m very proud of our performance today. Sometimes football can be very painful. The player of the match today was the Wales goalkeeper, which means we were really good, we created a lot of chances but unfortunately it didn’t,” said Oleksandr Zinchenko. on beIN Sports TV.

“My priority was to be in the World Cup this year,” Bale told the television station. “That was the last goal I wanted to achieve in my career.” Speaking to Sky Sports, he added: “It’s the biggest result in Welsh football history. We are all happy. That’s what dreams are made of and what we’ve worked towards since the beginning.”

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Guests with a lively start

With their national flags hoisted over their shoulders, Ukrainian players took to the field for their second competitive match since the start of the war and then sang heartily with the national anthem. The guests greeted an estimated 2,000 supporters in the crowded stands of Cardiff City Stadium, and then the guests began the game energetically.

“It will be a big match for us,” Zinchenko said before the emotional match. “Everyone understands the situation. Each of us has to show the best performance of our lives and then we will see what happens.” His free kick landed in the Welsh goal in the third minute, but the goal was disallowed because referee Antonio Matteo Lahoz (Spain) did not fire the ball. Roman Yarmichuk had his first good chance to take the lead, but his low shot was saved by Wayne Hennessy at the Welsh post.

Yarmolenko deflects the free kick from the unsustainable kick

Despite Bale’s return, the hosts struggled against the agile and confident Ukrainians after the semi-final success. But out of nowhere Wales scored: Ukraine captain Yarmolenko scored a free kick from Bale into his own net, past goalkeeper Georgy Pushchan.

The Ukrainians showed their passion and passion in the second half as well, putting the hosts on the defensive again and again. But as with some chances before the break, Viktor Tsyjanko failed in the 56th minute from close range at Hennessy. The guests were lucky in the 74th minute when substitute Brennan Johnson hit the post. Ten minutes later, Wales goalkeeper saved the lead and participate in the World Cup finals with a shot from Vitaly Mikolenko.

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