Euro 2024 qualifier result after Scott McTominay goal controversially ruled out

Scotland suffered their first Euro 2024 qualifying defeat with a 2-0 loss in Spain but qualification hopes remain alive.

The Scots had won their first five Group A qualifiers including a 2-0 win over the Spanish at Hampden Park in March and needed to take something from the return game in Seville or Norway fail to beat Cyprus, to qualify on the night.

In a stifling warm evening, the Scots survived some heavy first-half pressure to go in at the break goalless before Scott McTominay, who scored both goals against Spain in Glasgow, fired in a wonderful free-kick in the 59th minute only to see it ruled out after a VAR check for a Jack Hendry infringement.

Alvaro Morata headed in after 73 minutes and substitute Oihan Sancet and Scotland defender Ryan Porteous clashed together for the second in the 86th minute and with Norway beating Cyprus, Steve Clarke’s men move on to the second October fixture.

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FULL TIME! Spain 2-0 Scotland

Norway beat Cyprus 4-0, so Scotland have to wait for Euro 2024 qualification

86 mins: GOAL! Spain double their lead as Porteous slides in (ESP 2-0 SCO)

74 mins: GOAL! Morata heads hosts into the lead (ESP 1-0 SCO)

63 mins: NO GOAL! McTominay stunner ruled out for foul on goalkeeper (ESP 0-0 SCO)

43 mins: INJURY – Robertson forced off with dislocated shoulder (ESP 0-0 SCO)

32 mins: POST! Scotland survive as Merino shot stays out (ESP 0-0 SCO)

2 mins: CHANCE! Torres drags wide inside two minutes (ESP 0-0 SCO)

Spain 2 – 0 Scotland

Scotland forced to wait for Euro 2024 — but they will not understand how

22:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Spain have their revenge and Rodri has his retribution. Now, though, it is Scotland who have reason to fume – and Steve Clarke’s side surely will over the coming days as the waiting begins. Qualification for Euro 2024 could yet be secured on Sunday, should Spain defeat Norway in Oslo. Thanks to Scotland’s perfect start to Group A, they may yet avoid a nervy November. But, if it was not for the finest of margins on a night of major controversy, they may not have needed to rely on favours from elsewhere.

There is no shame in losing to Spain but Scotland will not quite believe how this unfolded. As expected, Spain were dominant and Scotland had to survive waves of pressure. The visitors would have had no complaints had Luis de la Fuente’s improved side taken a deserved lead but Scotland went into half-time with the match goalless and their plan very much alive. Scotland only needed a chance to turn their rearguard approach into a perfect one and Scott McTominay looked to have found it with a moment of magic.

Scotland will feel the decision to disallow his opening goal for a foul on the Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon was not the only one that went against them in Seville.

Spain 2-0 Scotland report

Scotland forced to wait for Euro 2024 — but they will not understand how

Scotland provide update after Andy Robertson appears to dislocate shoulder

23:38 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland captain Andy Robertson will return to Liverpool to have a scan after suffering a shoulder injury in the 2-0 defeat to Spain in Seville.

Robertson was forced off late in the first half of the Euro 2024 qualifier following a challenge from the Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.

The left back appeared to have suffered a dislocation and left the pitch with his arm wrapped in his shirt, which he was using as a makeshift sling.

Scotland went on to lose their first match of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, following Scott McTominay’s controversially disallowed goal.

It means Scotland could be forced to go to Georgia in November needing a result, unless Norway fail to beat Spain in Oslo on Sunday.

Robertson could be missing for the fixture but the more immediate concern is upcoming games for Liverpool, with the Merseyside derby against Everton a week on Saturday on October 21.

Scotland provide update after Andy Robertson appears to dislocate shoulder

What do Scotland need to qualify for Euro 2024?

23:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland suffered their first Euro 2024 qualifying defeat with a loss in Spain but qualification hopes remain alive.

The Scots had won their first five Group A qualifiers including a 2-0 win over the Spanish at Hampden Park in March and needed to take something from the return game in Seville to qualify on the night, or for Norway to fail to beat Cyprus.

But as Spain controversially won 2-0, Scotland were made to wait. Norway cruised past Cyprus with a 4-0 win, thanks to two goals from Erling Haaland.

It means Scotland lead the group with 15 points from their six games having endured defeat for the first time in the campaign, while Spain have 12 points from five matches and Norway 10 from six.

Attention now turns to Sunday: simply, Scotland will qualify for Euro 2024 if Norway fail to win at home to Spain in Oslo.

What do Scotland need to qualify for Euro 2024?

FULL TIME! Spain 2-0 Scotland

22:34 , Jamie Braidwood

John McGinn, speaking to ViaPlay: “the big moments went against us. We can still improve, but we put in some shift. We knew at least a point tonight would get us there, so that’s a really tough one to take. It’s a sore blow losing Robbo early, then thinking we’re ahead, we regroup and then they score.

“We competed for long spells. It’s very difficult to win here and, under the circumstances, it was near enough impossible.

“You need to be very careful what you say. I think everyone watching that game tonight from a Scotland point of view, wherever you were, it just felt like we weren’t getting any 50/50 decision – it made it very difficult against a world class team.

“You need a perfect performance here to win, and everything to align and it was just never going to happen.

“He (the referee) changed it (his reasoning on the VAR check) in the game, which is the annoying thing. It means it’s not clear and obvious.

“Is he going to save it? No chance. No goalkeeper in the world is going to save that. However, at one point he’s said it’s a foul, realises it isn’t a foul, so changes it to offside.”

FULL TIME! Spain 2-0 Scotland

22:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Strong words from John McGinn:

“It’s a tough one to take. The decisions went against us.

“This is a tough place to win but under the circumstances tonight it felt impossible.”

FULL TIME! Spain 2-0 Scotland

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Here’s the moment Spain finally broke through. It was a moment of class from the 37-year-old Jesus Navas, and the slightest touch from Alvaro Morata.

FULL TIME! Spain 2-0 Scotland

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Nope, this was not Scotland’s night, but it will go down as a hugely controversial one.

Still, with Norway also winning, Scotland will now have to hope Spain defeat Norway on Sunday.

A place at Euro 2024 could still be days away, but it will not be tonight.

Spain 2-0 Scotland

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90+1 mins: There will be five minutes added on. Kenny McLean, on for Scotland along with Billy Gilmour, is not too far from nodding a consolation goal past Simon.

There is relief for Spain now.

GOAL! Spain 2-0 Scotland (Porteous own goal 85’)

21:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Spain double their lead – and this is cruel on Scotland.

It comes from a slip from Aaron Hickey. From it, Torres takes possession and cuts a ball across the face. Porteous, who defended so brilliantly in the previous action, slides in to try and stop the Spain forward from tapping into an empty net but puts it past Gunn.

This simply hasn’t been Scotland’s night.

Spain 1-0 Scotland

21:34 , Jamie Braidwood

85 mins: Morata is replaced by Joselu, who almost makes an immediate impact. The Real Madrid striker latches onto a loose ball and rounds Gunn, but Porteous recovers to make a sliding challenge and keep it out.

Spain 1-0 Scotland

21:32 , Jamie Braidwood

84 mins: Another chance! As Scotland pile on the pressure, the ball looks to break to Armstrong in the box. But Rodri, somehow, is able to get a leg up and block it. Spain staying alive this time by the barest of margins.

Here, by the way, is the disallowed goal.

Spain 1-0 Scotland

21:30 , Jamie Braidwood

81 mins: CHANCE! What an opportunity this is for Scotland! Hickey, who has been immense, flies forward and dribbles into the Spain box. He hacks an effort towards goal and it breaks to Adams, who only needs to prod the ball past Simon. But the striker is not able to make enough contact, and the goalkeeper can collect.

Scotland, though, are building some late momentum.

Spain 1-0 Scotland

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78 mins: A double change for Scotland: the front two have put in some shift and are now swapped, as Dykes and Christie are replaced by Adams and Armstrong.

Spain 1-0 Scotland

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76 mins: A graphic has now flashed up showing that Hendry was “offside” from McTominay’s free-kick, still only by an inch.

Uefa initially said the goal was disallowed because there had been a foul on the Spain goalkeeper.

GOAL! Spain 1-0 Scotland (Morata 73’)

21:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Spain lead.

And you can’t say it had not been coming.

Jesus Navas has only been on for a matter of moments but the veteran winger picks out a stunning cross to find Morata, and the Spain captain heads past Gunn.

It still feels incredibly harsh on Scotland after that disallowed goal.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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71 mins: Spain have managed to sustain a spell of possession. McTominay hacks away Torres’s cross after the winger got past Hickey. It’s backs to the wall again.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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66 mins: Now it’s getting tetchy. Hendry leans over Morata after the striker stays down and says a few words, only for Morata to jump to his feet.

Spain have barely threatened this half.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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63 mins: Michael Stewart on commentary has just called that decision a “joke” and I’m sure few would disagree.

Hendry barely touched Simon and certainly did not stop the goalkeeper form being able to do anything about McTominay’s strike.

Scotland need to keep their heads now – McTominay threw a water bottle down in anger after that goal was ruled out.

And now Norway lead Cyprus 2-0.

NO GOAL! Spain 0-0 Scotland

21:10 , Jamie Braidwood

I cannot believe this. The goal has been ruled out following a VAR review.

The referee has given a foul on the goalkeeper by Hendry, as McTominay’s shot curled in.

But it’s a farce: Hendry barely touched Simon.

GOAL! Spain 0-1 Scotland

21:09 , Jamie Braidwood

What has Scott McTominay just done?! What has McTominay just done?!

From the tightest of angles, McTominay curls in a beauty of a free kick past Simon!

That is a stunner – and Scotland lead in Spain! INCREDIBLE!

GOAL! Spain 0-1 Scotland

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Spain 0-0 Scotland

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58 mins: There’s a faint cry of ‘We’re going to Germany’ coming out from the Tartan Army after a spell of Scotland possession and, whisper it quitely, the visitors are growing into this.

Christie is then fouled on the edge of the Spain box after Carvajal gives a cheap ball away…

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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55 mins: CLOSE! Almost brilliant from Morata, who brings a ball down in the box, cuts past Porteous, and looks to scoop a shot into the far corner.

It just goes over the bar, much to Scotland’s relief.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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52 mins: CHANCE! A rare opening for Scotland – but it goes begging! Dykes is able to turn and find McGinn, who looks for Christie’s cutting run into the box. But McGinn’s pass is hammered into Christie and the forward can’t control it. Simon is able to collect with ease.

Best moment yet for Scotland.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:59 , Jamie Braidwood

50 mins: Breathe… another nervy moment for Scotland as Torres swings in a cross and Le Normand is close to sliding in. Scotland, though, had kept their line well and the defender would have been offside.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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48 mins: There is indeed a crackle of excitement as Zaragoza beats Patterson, cuts past McTominay, but then skies his shot well over the bar. The winger looks a livewire.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Back underway! Spain have made a double change: Bryan Zaragoza, wearing the No 10, and Fran García come on for Oyarzabal and Balde.

There is a lot of excitement about Zaragoza in Spain.

HALF TIME! Spain 0-0 Scotland

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Here’s how Robertson sustained his injury – is Unai Simon fortunate he didn’t give away a penalty after coming out and crashing into the Scotland captain?

The second half is underway, next.

HALF TIME! Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland are yet to have a single shot, but that’s not really the end of the pitch that matters tonight.

Spain remain goalless, which is all Scotland need. But they’ve survived some nervy moments, namely when Torres shot wide after being played through and when Merino’s shot somehow stayed out after clipping the inside of the post.

Steve Clarke’s side will also have to get through the second half without their captain after Andy Robertson was forced off with a shoulder injury.

HALF TIME! Spain 0-0 Scotland

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Scotland are halfway there, following a first 45 minutes that felt a lot longer than that.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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45 + 3 mins: Merino goes into the book with a cynical challenge on McTominay from behind. Is that a sign of frustration from Spain? Scotland have done their job so far…

Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:35 , Jamie Braidwood

45+1 mins: We are into four minutes added time: Patterson has come to the right and Hickey has gone to the left, and the Everton defender gets a huge let off as Balde nicks a ball on the byline and looks to break into the box. Porteous makes a brilliant challenge and Scotland clear.

But that was a warning: Patterson needs to sharpen up quickly.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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43 mins: What a huge blow this is.

Robertson is forced off, with what looks like a dislocated shoulder – the captain goes off the pitch with his arm in his shirt as a makeshift sling.

He is replaced by Nathan Patterson, but Scotland now are without Robertson and Tierney.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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41 mins: Oh no… this could be bad news for Scotland. Steve Clarke’s side had a couple of chances to put the ball into the box. From the second cross from the left, Andy Robertson went up for the ball but was clattered into by the Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.

The referee gave a free kick to Spain, but Robertson stays down holding his shoulder….

That is a major worry.

NO GOAL! Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:26 , Jamie Braidwood

38 mins: Spain have the ball in the net but Morata was standing about five yards offside. Still, there’s a wag of the finger towards the linesman.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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36 mins: Another nervy moment for Scotland as Dykes appears to catch Laporte when challenging for a high ball. For a moment, it looked like the referee was reaching for the red card…. but instead only pulled out the yellow. Laporte was complaining earlier in the game about Dkyes and the rather physical approach of the Scotland forward.

He’s on thin ice now.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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32 mins: OFF THE POST! Scotland survive, but HOW?! First Hickey makes an oustanding block on Oyarzabal after a sharp Gavi cutback. From the rebound, Merino’s shot takes a nick of Hendry and cannons off the inside of the post, before flying across the goalline and out! How on earth has that not gone in. Scotland are alive by the barest of margins.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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31 mins: Ah, it’s not goalless anymore. Norway have the lead in Cyprus. It’s not Erling Haaland, rather Alexander Sørloth with the breakthrough.

As it stands though, Scotland are heading through with this 0-0 draw. Long way to go, though.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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28 mins: Another half-chance for Spain and Morata as a through ball beats the Scotland backline. Morata manages to round Gunn, but then puts the finish into the side-netting from the angle. It may have been offside, anyway, but that’s a reminder for Scotland after an encouraging 10-minute spell.

I should add: it remains goalless between Norway and Cyprus.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:14 , Jamie Braidwood

26 mins: FOUL! Surely! Scotland get a rare chance to come forward through Christie, who switches play to Robertson. The captain nods on to McGinn, who flicks past Carvajal but is then taken out by the Spain right back. The referee, however, points for a goal kick! Scotland can’t believe it and the home fans are furious with the reaction. This is getting edgy, that’s for sure.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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24 mins: Callum McGregor looks to have been fouled in midfield but play is allowed to continue as Spain come forward. A ball towards Oyarzabal is shielded clear by Aaron Hickey, who has started very well in that particular match-up.

The Spain fans are starting to get restless. The boos are starting to begin over each Scotland free-kick and restart, which is surely an accusation of time-wasting.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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22 mins: Ryan Christie attempts to lead a counter-attack from well inside his own half but is quickly swallowed up by the Spain midfield. It’s almost like Scotland are playing uphill.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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20 mins: Scotland concede possession cheaply and the Spain pressure resumes. A smart turn from Gavi leads to Oyarzabal firing a half-chance over the bar. Angus Gunn, in goal, has yet to be threatened.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

20:05 , Jamie Braidwood

15 mins: Scotland reach the first quarter of an hour. Carvajal guides a cross towards the back post looking for Torres, but Porteous is there to guide it behind for a corner.

Scotland survive another scare from the set-piece. The corner was flicked on at the near post but scrambled clear with Morata lurking. That’s the second time Scotland have failed to make the first contact.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

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11 mins: The Scotland shirts are already dropping deep to form a tight cluster of white shirts on the edge of the box. The Spain pressure is immense already and Balde’s shot, looking towards the far post, is actually blocked by a teammate.

This could be a long night.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

19:57 , Jamie Braidwood

8 mins: The small pocket of Scotland fans in Seville are booing Rodri on every touch. The Tartan Army are making themselves heard.

Gavi has already made a difference for Luis de la Fuente’s side with a couple of sharp touches in midfield.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

19:54 , Jamie Braidwood

6 mins: Better from Scotland. It’s good from Aaron Hickey as he wins a key challenge and stops Morata from flying forward. He slips a ball out to Dykes, who crosses into the box. It almost breaks to McTominay, but Spain are able to clear.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

19:52 , Jamie Braidwood

4 mins: My goodness. Scotland survive again but this has been a dangerous start. A Spain corner is not dealt with by the Scotland defence. Morata is free at the back post but heads wide. This was a harder chance that the first one, but it’s another let off for Clarke’s side.

Spain 0-0 Scotland

19:49 , Jamie Braidwood

2 mins: CHANCE! Spain should be ahead – that is a major let off for Scotland! Ferran Torres is slipped through, with Scotland’s backline all over the place, but the Spain forward puts it wide! What a miss!

Spain are dominating the opening stages.

KICK-OFF! Spain 0-0 Scotland

19:47 , Jamie Braidwood

Underway in Seville! Can Scotland get the job done tonight? Spain are starting with just three players who began at Hampden in March – they are a different side and a much tougher test for Steve Clarke’s men.

But a draw would do – can Scotland secure it?

Spain vs Scotland: Kick-off is next!

19:43 , Jamie Braidwood

The players are out at La Cartuja and it’s time for the anthems!

Scotland have not won in Spain since 1963 – victory tonight would not only be historic, but would secure qualification for Euro 2024.

It’s a big one – and that’s a Flower of Scotland to reflect it.

Spain respond with a rousing rendition of their own – the hosts are desperate to get their own back tonight.

Spain vs Scotland: More McSauce?

19:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Scott McTominay was Scotland’s hero last time out against Spain with both goals at Hampden. Only Romelu Lukaku has scored more than the Manchester United midfielder during Euro 2024 qualifying. With six, he has more than the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski.

Spain vs Scotland: Steve Clarke says Scots won’t ‘defend all night’

19:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Steve Clarke on how Scotland can repeat their upset of Spain tonight: “I think we have been constantly improving over my tenure as head coach.

“We are improving all the time, we are striving to improve, trying to add little bits to our game that will make us more competitive against the top teams but we understand we still have a bit to go.”

“But we don’t come here thinking that we have to sit in and defend all night.

“We have to be as effective with the ball as we were at Hampden. We want to get the job done as quickly as possible.

“If we are good enough to get it done tomorrow night that would be great. If not we have two more chances in November and we have those chances because we started the group so well.

“We have 15 points from five games, that is a good start.

“We know we have to get more points to get over the line. Do I think this team will finish the group on 15 points? No, I think we will get more points. Whether that is tomorrow or in November.”

Spain vs Scotland: McGinn calls on Rodri to be shown ‘respect’

19:28 , Jamie Braidwood

John McGinn on facing Rodri after the Spain captain called Scotland “rubbish” following the 2-0 defeat in Glasgow:

“It doesn’t matter anymore. I’ve probably lost count of the amount of trophies he’s won since that game.

“There’s not much we can say to him. He’ll have said things in the heat of the moment, but it’s gone now.

“He’s a world-class player who we all respect as a squad, and I think the country should follow.”

Spain vs Scotland: ‘We need to be better’, insists John McGinn

19:21 , Jamie Braidwood

John McGinn ahead of Scotland’s trip to Spain and why it’s an exciting time for the national team: “There’s plenty more to come. We’re all at a good age. We’re getting more and more experience of these games.

“The great thing for us is there’s a couple of great young players bubbling away in the background that could come and improve us.

“It’s a really exciting time to be a Scotland player. The fans are here regardless of the results, but we’re now giving them some success which we’re enjoying. Hopefully we can carry that on.

“When you come back up the road you hear about the positive impact you’re having on the whole country. Everyone is behind the team again.

“We need to be better (than the win over Spain). We’re away from home, a team is stronger at home. It wasn’t as hot in Glasgow in March.

“We need to be aggressive, it’s in our nature as a country. Hard working, determined, we’ll fight for every ball.

“We need to get the balance right. We need to be physical and aggressive, but we’ve got some great players as well. At the Spain game, we showed good moments of quality.”

Spain vs Scotland: How the Scots became the one team Rodri could not defeat

19:11 , Jamie Braidwood

There was the Champions League in Istanbul. The FA Cup at Wembley. A third Premier League title in a row in Manchester. The treble was followed by the Nations League in the Netherlands and the Super Cup in Greece. Yet if the list of trophies won by Rodri with club and country in 2023 can only be matched by Aymeric Laporte, the Spaniard’s compatriot and former Manchester City teammate can hardly rival his influence: it was Rodri who scored the winning goal against Inter Milan in June’s Champions League final, Rodri who was named player of the finals as Spain defeated Croatia to win the Nations League.

It is tempting to brand 2023 as the year of Rodri; individual awards do not tend to favour defensive midfielders, but he may have a case for winning the Ballon d’Or. Yet an outstanding campaign has featured just the one dark night: at Hampden in March, Rodri and Spain were humbled by Scotland, beaten 2-0 in the swirling rain.

Yet Scotland would be wise to look ahead to their trip to La Cartuja with a certain amount of trepidation: Spain are seeking revenge and, in Rodri, Scotland have managed to make a nemesis out of a player whose powers have never felt greater.

Spain vs Scotland preview

How Scotland became the one team Rodri could not defeat

Spain vs Scotland: Team news!

18:59 , Jamie Braidwood

The big question facing Steve Clarke this week was how he was going to replace the injured Kieran Tierney – and the Scotland boss has gone with Scott McKenna in a move that suggests he is sticking with his back three.

Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor and John McGinn form the midfield three, with Lyndon Dykes selected ahead of Che Adams to lead the line. He will need some support from Ryan Christie, who also starts in attack.

Spain are much stronger than they were at Hampden. Alvaro Morata starts along with Gavi, with Ferran Torres and Mikel Oyarzabal completing the front three. Oh, someone called Rodri is playing too.

Spain XI: Simon; Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Balde; Merino, Rodri, Gavi; Torres, Morata, Oyarzabal

Scotland XI: Gunn; Porteous, Hendry, McKenna; Hickey, McTominay, McGregor, Robertson; Christie, McGinn; Dykes

Spain vs Scotland: What do Scotland need to qualify for Euro 2024?

18:48 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland are currently six points ahead of Spain, who have a game in hand, and still have Georgia and Norway to face in November to complete the Euro qualifiers.

If Scotland draw or win against Spain, they will qualify for Euro 2024. However, they can also qualify with some help from the other Pool A match between Norway and Cyprus.

If Norway lose or draw to beat Cyprus, then Scotland will also qualify regardless of their result against Spain.

It’s that simple, right?

What do Scotland need to qualify for Euro 2024?

Spain vs Scotland: Everything you need to know

18:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland will hope to continue their winning run in Euro 2024 qualifying as they travel to take on Spain.

Steve Clarke’s side are five from five in their campaign so far, including a famous victory over Spain at Hampden Park in March. The Scots will seal qualification with a victory in Spain, or if Norway fail to beat Cyprus in the other Group A fixture this evening.

Luis de la Fuente has since led the hosts to victory in the Nations League, though, and Spain will no doubt fancy a dose of revenge to remain on track in the group.

Spain have played one game fewer than Scotland and would move to within three points of the leaders with a win. The top two teams will progress to the Euros and La Roja face a trip to face Norway and Erling Haaland on Sunday.

Here’s everything you need to know

Is Spain v Scotland on TV? Channel, start time and how to watch Euro 2024 qualifier

Spain vs Scotland: Latest odds

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Scotland need just one point against Spain on Thursday to secure Euro 2024 qualification with Steve Clarke’s team currently top of Group A.

Five wins from five matches have put the Tartan Army on the bring of punching their ticket to Germany next summer, but a meeting against the 2008 and 2012 European champions promises to be their toughest fixture of the campaign so far.

Spain started Euro 2024 qualifying slowly, but are making up for lost time after winning the Nations League over the summer.

Football betting sites have priced Spain as favourites to claim all three points in Seville, but Scotland will be dangerous opponents.

Get all the latest match odds here:

Spain vs Scotland betting tips: Euro 2024 qualifier predictions & betting odds

Spain vs Scotland: Team news

18:33 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland have also lost a couple of players from their squad: Ryan Jack has remained with Rangers after picking up an injury against Aberdeen recently, and a hamstring issue has ruled Kevin Nisbet out, too. A similar ailment led to Kieran Tierney’s omission from Steve Clarke’s squad, with the Arsenal loannee having missed Real Sociedad’s last two games.

Confirmed line-up

Scotland XI: Gunn; Porteous, Hendry, McKenna; Hickey, McTominay, McGregor, Robertson; Christie, McGinn; Dykes

Spain vs Scotland: Early team news

18:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Spain team news

Barcelona starlet Lamine Yamal has pulled out of the Spain squad, while Villarreal’s Yeremy Pino has also withdrawn. That has brought about a first senior call-up for Bryan Zaragoza of Granada, who could make a debut off the bench with Luis de la Fuente likely to stick with a relatively settled starting side.

Confirmed line-up

Spain XI: Simon; Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Balde; Merino, Rodri, Gavi; Torres, Morata, Oyarzabal

Spain vs Scotland: Kick-off time and how to watch

18:31 , Jamie Braidwood

When is Spain vs Scotland?

Spain vs Scotland is due to kick off at 7.45pm BST on Thursday 12 October at Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville, Spain.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match on ViaPlay Sports 1, with coverage from 7pm BST. All of Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers are being shown on ViaPlay, which requires a ViaPlay Total pass subscription. The match can be accessed by downloading the ViaPlay app or through providers such as Sky, Virgin Media or Prime Video. It can also be streamed directly on the ViaPlay website.

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Good evening

18:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of Spain vs Scotland in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

It could be a big night: Steve Clarke’s men have won five from five in their campaign so far, including that impressive victory over the Spaniards at Hampden Park back in March, and should they triumph again tonight the Scots will secure qualification for the tournament in Germany next summer. They will also qualify if Norway fail to beat Cyprus in the other Group A fixture.

However, Spain are in great form. Manager Luis de la Fuente has led the hosts to victory in the Nations League and will be confident of earning a victory over the Scots this time around. Spain have played one game fewer than Scotland and would move to within three points of the leaders with a win, keeping them on track to secure a place at Euro 2024 themselves.

The top two teams will progress from Group A and La Roja will confirm their place at the tournament with wins over Scotland and Norway on Sunday.

Follow all the build-up as Spain host Scotland in the Euro 2024 qualifiers plus get all the latest odds and tips right here:


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