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Hendry: Ukraine will be up for play-off - but we want win just as much

Scotland defender Jack Hendry has been supporting his Club Brugge team mate Eduard Sobol during the Ukraine crisis, but insists the friendship will be forgotten for 90 minutes at Hampden Park on Wednesday night.

The pair will come up against each other in the rearranged World Cup play-off knowing victory will set up a final showdown with Wales in Cardiff and leave them just one step away from Qatar.

For Sobol and his Ukraine team mates the match also holds greater significance, as they look to send a symbolic message making clear they will not bow to the Russian aggression that has cost thousands of lives, devastated cities across the country and sent millions scurrying for refuge abroad.

Hendry has huge sympathy for those caught up in the conflict, but he's also adamant Scotland qualifying for a first World since 1998 will mean just as much to the Scots as it would to the war-torn Ukrainians.

"Having him has given me an eye opener of what's happening in his own country and how it's affected him and his family," the 27-year-old told Sky Sports.

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