Ukraine to face Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in first game since Russian invasion

Ukraine’s national football team to face German side Borussia Monchengladbach in their first fixture since Russia’s invasion… as they step up preparations for World Cup play-off semi-final against Scotland

  • Monchengladbach have announced plans to host Ukraine in a friendly on May 11
  • All profits from the game in Germany will be donated to charitable causes
  • Ukraine take on Scotland in World Cup play-off semi-final on June 1
  • They have not played a game since the Russian invasion of the country in February

Ukraine’s first fixture since the country was invaded by Russia has been announced, with a friendly in Germany serving as preparation for their World Cup play-off against Scotland.

Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach will host Ukraine on May 11 with all profits from the game donated to charitable causes for the Ukrainian people.

Chief executive Stephan Schippers told the club website: ‘We’re very happy to be able to help the Ukrainian FA through this game, and hope that as many football fans as possible from all over the country come to the stadium and make a donation to a good cause by buying a ticket to the match.

Ukraine are in May due to play their first match since the country was invaded by Russia 

Borussia Monchengladbach are set to host Ukraine in a friendly on May 11

‘All Ukrainian citizens will have free entry to the game.’

Ukraine have not played since a 2-0 win away to Bosnia-Herzegovina in November secured their place in the 2022 World Cup play-offs.

Their play-off semi-final against Scotland had been due to take place on March 24.

All proceeds from the game at Monchengladbach will go to charitable causes for Ukraine

All proceeds from the game at Monchengladbach will go to charitable causes for Ukraine

But the tie was delayed for over two months after Ukraine was invaded by Russia on February 24.

Scotland will host Ukraine at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June 1.

The winners will play Wales in Cardiff four days later to decide the final European place at the World Cup in Qatar.

News of the Monchengladbach match comes just days after the Ukrainian Premier League season was officially terminated.

The title will not be awarded due to continuing martial law in the country.