Wales vs Ukraine time, TV channels, live stream, lineups, World Cup playoff betting odds

It all boils down to this: Wales vs Ukraine for a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

After beating Austria and reaching the final of the European play-offs, Robert Page’s men will have home advantage at the Cardiff City Stadium as they attempt to reach the finals of the World Cup for the first time in 64 years.

Standing in their way is a Ukrainian side who beat Scotland 3-1 to reach that point and are backed by popular support. The national team continues to struggle for a place in Qatar despite the ongoing domestic war following February’s Russian invasion.

Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko said qualifying for the 2022 tournament would be a dream as Ukrainian footballers remain proud of their supporters, but in purely sporting terms Wales are the underdogs – despite being nine places higher in the FIFA rankings lies.

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Ukraine have participated in eight World Cups in their history, though not since 2006, while Wales have not competed in international football’s biggest tournament since reaching the quarter-finals in 1958.

“Everyone in the world feels for Ukraine,” Gareth Bale said this week. “It’s the sport that unites everyone. We understand what he’s going to do for Ukraine, but we want to come to the World Cup.

“It doesn’t come from a terrible place. It comes from our country and our hearts as we want to deliver it to our own fans.”

Gareth Bale

Wales vs Ukraine Live Stream & TV Channel

United Kingdom United States of America Canada Australia
date Sun, June 5th Sun, June 5th Sun, June 5th Mon, June 6th
time 5 p.m. CET 12 p.m. ET 12 p.m. ET 2 p.m. AEST
TV channel Sky Sports/ITV fuboTV/ESPN/Univision TLN Opus Sport
electricity ITV hub ESPN+ TLN/UEFA Opus Sport

UNITED KINGDOM: In the UK, the game is available on free-to-air TV via ITV or their All4 streaming platform. It will also be broadcast on Sky Sports.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The game will be broadcast on fuboTV in English and on ESPN2 and ESPN+ online and Univision in Spanish.

Canada: The game can be viewed via TLN and streamed via the UEFA website.

Australia: Viewers can follow the action via Optus Sport.

Wales vs Ukraine predicted lineups

Page expects to have a full roster to choose his side from, including Talisman Gareth Balewho seems fit and ready to play.

Kieffer Moore could return to attack should Page decide to drop one of them HarryWilson, DanJames or Aaron Ramsay. Ben Davis will almost certainly start in defence, but Tottenham’s teammate Joe Rodon could have a fight for a spot.

Expected line-up for Wales (3-5-2): Hennessey (GK) – Davies, Rodon, Ampadu – Williams, Wilson, Allen, Ramsey, Roberts – Moore, Bale.

Ukraine, who have promised to hang a flag in their dressing room sent to them by soldiers fighting Russia, put on a winning performance against Scotland that was extremely impressive given the devastating scenes at home.

It’s fair to expect a very similar lineup for the Cardiff game, where Andriy Yarmolenko will almost certainly be the key.

Expected lineup of Ukraine (4-1-4-1): Bushchan (GK) – Mykolenko, Matvienko, Zabarnyi, Karavaev – Stepanenko – Tsygankov, Zinchenko, Malinovskiy, Yarmolenko – Yaremchuk.

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Wales vs Ukraine betting odds

Sky Bet (UK) Draftsman (US) Sports Interaction (Canada)
Wales wins 7/4 +180 2.73
To draw 21/10 +210 3.06
Ukraine wins 17/10 +175 2.57
Over 2.5 goals 11/8 +145 2.41
Both teams score 10/11 -105 1.96

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