Backed from frontlines, Ukraine tries to seal World Cup spot


              Russian troops guard an entrance of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station, a run-of-the-river power plant on the Dnieper River in Kherson region, southern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022, during a trip organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Kherson region has been under control of the Russian forces since the early days of the Russian military action in Ukraine. (AP Photo)
            
              Ukrainian emergency service personnel work outside a damaged building following shelling, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Sofiia Bobok)
            
              Ukraine manager Oleksandr Petrakov wipes his eye during a press conference at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales Saturday June 4, 2022, the day before his team play Wales in a World Cup play-off soccer match.  (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
            
              Ukraine players form a circle during a training session at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales Saturday June 4, 2022, the day before the team play Wales in a World Cup play-off soccer match.  (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
Backed from frontlines, Ukraine tries to seal World Cup spot