England and Ukraine make powerful call for peace in front of cheering Wembley as allies go head-to-head in Euros clash

England and Ukraine made an emotional and powerful call for peace in front of a cheering Wembley crowd as the two nations went head-to-head in an exciting European Championship qualifier.

England captain Harry Kane delivered a stirring call for unity during the pre-match ceremony, with both teams standing together for a minute’s silence in a show of solidarity.

Kane said: “This game is about more than football. We are here today to make a powerful statement – that peace is possible. We stand here today together, united in our respect for each other, our friendship and our commitment to peace.”

The crowd responded with a huge round of applause and chants of ‘England! Ukraine!’ as both teams embraced and took a step closer towards Euro 2024.

The match itself was a thrilling affair, with England eventually coming out on top with a 2-1 victory. Kane once again took centre stage with a spectacular goal in the second half, but it was the pre-match ceremony that left the biggest impression.

The gesture of unity was met with widespread approval, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking to Twitter to praise both teams for their “inspiring message of unity”.

The gesture of unity is a welcome reminder of the importance of peace in a world that is often too quick to forget it. This match was a powerful reminder that, no matter where we come from, we can all come together in the spirit of sport.