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Double tragedy for Ukraine as they miss world cup spot

Yesterday referee Antony Mateu had a difficult time trying to console Manchester city and Ukraine top defender Oleksandr Zinchenko after their match against Wales. The defender was so emotional that he broke into tears after his country suffered a defeat against Wales at the Cardiff city stadium thus denying them a world cup spot.

An error on the defensive side and poor play after Gareth Bale's freekick led to tension and pressure leading to West Ham midfielder Yarmolenko putting the ball into his own net due to high pressure. Wales maintained this lead by minimising errors until the refferee blew the final whistle. This gave the British an opportunity to qualify to the world cup for the first time in 64 years.

This defeat comes just barely four months after Ukraine was invaded by Russia on Thursday 22nd of February 2022. Understand that Ukraine has faced a difficult time over the recent past due to the invasion and a lot of life has been lost. This win could have been a motivating factor to both the players and their fans who were almost loosing hope but luck was not on their side.

Wales captain Gareth Bale also consoled with Ukraine players after the match. Understand that both countries played better but Wales were just in their best form.

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