Scotland spoils Denmark’s perfect record in WCup qualifying
GLASGOW (AP) — John Souttar scored in Scotland’s first international game in three years to win 2-0 over Denmark in World Cup qualifying on Monday. This gave Scotland a home draw for the playoffs.
Denmark had won Group F, but Scotland upset the European Championship semifinalist’s perfect record by trying to win 10 matches out of 10..
Scotland put pressure upon Denmark and won a series of set-pieces. John McGinn hit Scotland’s eighth corner from deep to the far post. Liam Cooper nodded for Souttar to go in. Since October 2018., he hadn’t been able to play for Scotland.
” I had been through a lot over the past year and I was looking forward to it. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything similar to this,” Souttar said to Sky Sports.
” It was all blurred. We worked on that corner during the week, and thankfully we scored from it, just delighted.”
Denmark substitute Mikael Uhre miskicked an excellent chance straight at Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 85th. The score was scored by Scotland just minutes later when Che Adams attacked the Danish defense and scored.
Scotland and 11 the other teams that finished second in qualifying groups, or had a strong record in the UEFA Nations League will be entering the playoffs in March. To compete for three World Cup spots, they will be divided into four-team brackets.
In Group F, Israel came third, beating the Faeroe Islands by a tight 3-2 score. Austria beat Moldova 4-1.
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