Spain v Scotland: Clarke needs a point to qualify for Euro 2024

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Steve Clarke takes his Scotland side to Seville tonight knowing a win or a draw will see them qualify for Euro 2024.

A win would also mean that Scotland have qualified for back-to-back European Championships for the first time since 1992 and 1996.

Steve Clarke Pre-Match Interview (Credit: Viaplay)

And it would be the first time they will have beaten Spain home and away in a group qualification round.

Clarke’s men are also looking for a double-header group win over a Top 10 FIFA nation for the first time since victories against France in 2007 and 2008 when they were hoping to join Europe’s elite in Euro 2008…but alas Italy stopped that from happening.

McTominay scored twice at Hampden to beat Spain in March (Credit: Hampden Park, Glasgow | Daniel | Flickr)

Defeat would send supporters looking to Cyprus where points dropped for Norway would still send us through to next June’s tournament. That game is being played at the same time.

If these permutations all go against us, there is still hope that on Sunday, if Erling Haaland’s side lose to Spain, supporters can start to book their flights and hotels for Germany.

Given the enormity of the occasion, the fans have turned up in Seville in their thousands.

The Tartan Army in Seville (Credit: Scottish Football Away Days on X)

Scotland’s current run of 11 consecutive victories in qualifying matches for major international tournaments, which includes their five so far for Euro 24, is the longest ongoing run of any European nation at the moment.

In fact, we’ve only failed to win just three of our last 18 competitive international matches. Only Portugal (with 17 wins), the Netherlands (with 16 wins), and France (with 16) have won more since September 2021.

The Estadio de Sevilla is the venue for Spain v Scotland (Credit: File:Estadio olimpico de sevilla.jpg – Wikimedia Commons)

Spain v Scotland will be played at the Estadio de Sevilla tonight, with kick-off at 7:45pm. The match will be broadcast live on Viaplay Sports 1, with coverage starting at 7pm.

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