Scotland have been made to attend for a spot at Euro 2024 as they suffered a 2-0 defeat in opposition to Spain.
Objectives from Alvaro Morata and Oihan Sancet consigned Steve Clarke’s males to a primary defeat of their qualifying marketing campaign, though Scotland go away Seville feeling aggrieved.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay thought he’d damaged the impasse in opposition to Spain as his free kick from the left of the field beat everybody, flying straight into the highest proper hand nook.
However pleasure shortly turned to frustration for McTominay because the objective was dominated out by VAR.
Jack Hendry, who was stood by Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon, was adjudged to be offside.
As McTominay noticed his objective had been chalked off, he launched his bottle on the bottom.
His effort would’ve put Steve Clarke’s males 1-0 up and if the sport completed like that, it could’ve assured their place at Euro 2024.
A couple of minutes later, salt was rubbed into Scotland’s wounds as Alvaro Morata put the house aspect a objective up on 73 minutes.
However because the Scots hoped for an equaliser, their night bought even worse.
Aaron Hickey slipped on the left of Scotland’s field regardless of being below no strain and was shortly pickpocketed by Joselu.
The Spaniard despatched in a cross for the on-running Sancet to make it 2-0.
Group A opponents Norway’s 4-0 win over Cyprus and no win for Scotland means Steve Clarke’s aspect should look ahead to qualification till one other day.
If Norway fail to beat Spain on Sunday then Scotland’s place in Germany might be sealed.
Scotland had received their earlier 5 European qualifiers earlier than Thursday’s defeat.
“Disappointing, it isn’t good,” talkSPORT’s commentator for the sport and former Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo stated dwell from Seville. “That file has gone. However Steve Clarke says he needs that increased stage, France is up subsequent. The gamers will sit up for it.”
McTominay had been the hero for Man United simply earlier than the worldwide break, scoring two late objectives to beat Brentford regardless of the Bees being within the lead as they went into added time.
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