Oleksandr Petrakov’s facet haven’t performed a aggressive match since Russia’s assault in February.
Their journey to Scotland was postponed in March to offer Ukraine the possibility to meet the fixture.
Gamers based mostly of their homeland have since been allowed to depart the nation and prepare collectively in Slovenia.
In current weeks they’ve been joined by Ukrainian soccer’s star names who ply their commerce in Europe’s prime leagues.
“Each Ukrainian needs one factor – to cease this struggle,” mentioned Manchester Metropolis’s Oleksandr Zinchenko on Tuesday.
“The Ukrainian crew even have their very own dream, they need to go to the World Cup.
“They need to give these unimaginable feelings to Ukrainians as a result of Ukrainians deserve this presently.”
Zinchenko broke down in tears at his facet’s pre-match press convention.
Petrakov defined he has a troublesome balancing act of retaining his gamers’ feelings in examine with the target of attending to Qatar later this 12 months.
The winners of Wednesday’s conflict will face Wales on Sunday for a spot alongside England, USA and Iran in World Cup Group B.
“It’s clearly troublesome to inspire the crew for a recreation when all of the gamers are eager about their household again in Ukraine,” mentioned Petrakov.
“Clearly we use all types of strategies. We even have jokes to try to hold the temper gentle, however each participant understands how large the duty is for tomorrow’s recreation.”
Zinchenko thanked the Scottish crew for his or her gesture in delaying the sport by three months.
A sell-out crowd at Hampden can be given the lyrics to the Ukrainian nationwide anthem to hitch in with their guests earlier than kick-off.
Nevertheless, Scotland boss Steve Clarke mentioned that sentimentality can be put aside as soon as the sport begins.
“Nothing however good ideas and desires for them, besides in the course of the recreation as a result of clearly they need to go to Qatar and symbolize their nation,” mentioned Clarke.
“However I’m determined to go to Qatar with my nation.”
Scotland haven’t certified for a World Cup since 1998.
However Clarke has revived his nation’s fortunes in recent times.
Scotland’s look at Euro 2020 was their first at any main event for 23 years.
“We mentioned we did not need to be one-tournament wonders. I am satisfied that this group of gamers will not be, whether or not it is this event 2022 in Qatar or 2024 (Euro) in Germany or 2026 (World Cup) in America,” added Clarke.
“This crew, this squad of gamers, will go to a different event.”