McTominay set for UNICEF friendly

Wednesday 16 March 2022 15:11

Scott McTominay could feature in a fundraising friendly between Scotland and Poland at Hampden Park next Thursday (24 March).

The United midfielder has been named in Steve Clarke's squad for the upcoming international break, where the Scots will face Poland and the loser of the Austria/Wales World Cup play-off game in two friendlies.
Scotland were due to face Ukraine in their own World Cup play-off semi-final on 24 March, but the game has been postponed.
Similarly, Poland were drawn against Russia, but the Poles have been given a bye due to FIFA and UEFA's joint-decision to suspend all Russian teams from their competitions until further notice.
So, instead, the two countries are encouraging football fans to attend Hampden Park next week, with £10 from each ticket sold going towards UNICEF's humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine.

UNICEF's emergency appeal aims to provide essential support for families and children within Ukraine, plus those that have fled to neighbouring countries.
It will also ensure that health and protection services can be maintained, and that families can access clean water and healthy food.
McTominay played 67 minutes of United's Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, after returning to the starting XI following some recent injury problems.
The industrious Academy graduate will hope to build his match sharpness with Scotland in the coming weeks, as the Reds are not due to play again until 2 April, when we meet Leicester City in the Premier League (17:30 BST).

Only three outfield players – Bruno Fernandes (37), Jadon Sancho (33) and Cristiano Ronaldo (32) – have made more United appearances than McTominay's 31 so far in 2021/22.
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Tickets for the Scotland-Poland friendly are on sale to Scotland Supporters' Club members now, and will go on general sale at 13:00 GMT on Thursday 17 March.
Manager Clarke said: “With the support of UNICEF, this match is a way for all Scottish football fans to unite in solidarity and support our friends in Ukraine.
“As many have already said, football is unimportant when you see the situation in Ukraine. I know that the Scotland supporters and the players will rally to show that the power of football can have a positive impact, even during such desperate situations as the one faced in Ukraine at present.”