Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan will host the game of FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification. The home team will host Ukrainians; the game will kick off at Astana Arena, at 5 p.m. local time, September 1.
The teams are about to cross swords in Round 4 of the World Cup qualification. After three rounds, the team ranking in Group D is as follows:
1. France - 7 pts
2. Ukraine - 3
3. Finland - 2
4. Bosnia and Hercegovina - 1
5. Kazakhstan - 1
After the qualification kicked off, Ukrainian team had a window to play at Euro 2020; they reached the quarterfinals. The Yellow Blues put up a decent fight against the Netherlands, played not so great against North Macedonia and Sweeden, and then failed against England and Austria. Kazakhstan is clearly not as strong, but they have a heart; and they proved it by playing a draw in the first leg against Ukraine.
The Yellow Blues have only one forward for now; Roman Yaremchuk has just recovered from the disease. There's a top scorer Vitaliy Buyalsky, but he's a midfielder. Coach Oleksandr Petrakov must be having a hard time searching for the right words in his speech before the game; tonight, his men will need to show what they're made of.