USA confirm Ukraine friendly still on

A number of reports claimed that the match had been called off because of the political unrest that had already seen the fixture moved from Kharkiv to Cyprus
Wednesday's international friendly between Ukraine and USA will go on as planned.

The match was initially scheduled to be played in Kharkiv but was moved because of the political unrest within the European nation.

Reports on Monday stated that the friendly had been called off altogether, with Ukraine reportedly backing out due to continuing instability within the country, but the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) has now made it clear that the game is on after all.

"The Football Federation of Ukraine confirmed that their team will travel to Cyprus and the match will proceed as scheduled," read a statement on the USSF's Twitter page. 

Ukrainian Football Federation president Anatoliy Konkov had casted doubt about whether the game would take place with his comments on Monday.

"We cannot hold the national championship so what kind of football can we talk of at all?" he was quoted as saying by Reuters.

"If we do not have an opportunity to play on home soil, why shall we go to Cyprus in these troubled times for our country? We play for our people and country.

"Our team do not fly to Cyprus and [will] stay at home."

The Ukrainian top flight is still on winter break after being postponed due to the violence within the country.