Ukraine star Roman Yaremchuk broke down in tears after Wales ended his country's World Cup dreams in Cardiff.
An own goal from ex-West Ham star Andriy Yarmolenko proved the difference as Rob Page's side secured a narrow 1-0 win to book their place in Qatar in November. Ukraine had plenty of good chances but failed to capitalise on their first-half dominance on a frustrating evening in the Welsh capital.
An incredible 2,000 Ukraine supporters packed out the away end at the Cardiff City Stadium to watch their side in action, and they all got to their feet to applaud the efforts of their team at the final whistle.
Ukraine's stars went over to the corner of the stadium to reciprocate their support, but it all proved a little too much for Benfica star Yaremchuk who broke down at the emotion of it all.
The 26-year-old couldn't hold back the tears as he joined his team-mates in applauding the travelling fans, with the emotion clearly being felt given recent events in the war-torn country.
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Manchester City ace Oleksandr Zinchenko said before the game that it was "dream" to reach the World Cup. After the match he said he felt sorry for the fans who supported them on their incredible journey.
"I feel sorry as well for them and supporters from around the world who supported us. You cannot blame the players, every one of them gave everything on the pitch," he told Sky Sports. "But that’s football, it can happen.
"Everyone needs to live in peace," he added, turning his attention to the war in his homeland. "We need to stop the war altogether, you never know what is going to happen. Today is Ukraine, but tomorrow, Russian aggression can be with your country."
Unfortunately it wasn't to be for Ukraine in Cardiff as Wales booked their place at the World Cup proper for the first time since 1958.
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