WATCH: Ukraine fans take in World Cup qualifier in Kyiv basement
The Beer & Meet bar in downtown Kyiv got around the curfew by offering fans the possibility to stay there until 5 am.
Ukraine’s midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko applauds the fans following the FIFA World Cup 2022 play-off semi-final win over Scotland. Picture: ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP.
Ukraine supporters managed to get past the curfew in their war-torn country, taking refuge in a basement to watch their football team beat Scotland 3-1 and qualify for Sunday’s final play-off against Wales for a place at the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
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The Beer & Meet bar in downtown Kyiv got around the curfew by offering fans the possibility to stay there until 5 am, when the night-time restriction on movement ends. The curfew kicked in at 11 pm, before the start of the second half of the pulsating playoff semifinal.