Despite reports that the U.S. national team's friendly against Ukraine has been canceled, the U.S. Soccer Federation released a statement Monday evening saying the match is still on.
"The Football Federation of Ukraine confirmed that their team will travel to Cyprus and the match will proceed as scheduled," said the statement on the U.S. federation's Twitter page.
Reports earlier on Monday stated that Wednesday's friendly between the two nations in Cyprus had been called off, with Ukraine reportedly backing out due to continuing instability within the country.
On #USAvUKR: "The Football Federation of Ukraine confirmed that their team will travel to Cyprus and the match will proceed as scheduled."— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) March 4, 2014
The match was initially scheduled to be played in KharkivKharkivKharkiv, Ukraine, but was moved to Cyprus because of the situation in Ukraine.
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