Scotland have formally experienced for Euro 2024 as Norway experienced a 1- defeat at residence to Spain.
A scrappy goal by Barcelona star Gavi was all that separated the two sides on a night wherever Norway necessary to win to retain hope of instantly qualifying for following summer’s tournament in Germany.
But Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard will have to glimpse for option routes to the tournament as Scotland and Spain are an unassailable five details forward of them in Group A with Norway owning just just one qualifier still left.
It really is an anticipated outcome for three-time European champions Spain, who enter the event as one particular of its huge hitters.
Having said that, this is just the fourth time Scotland have attained a European Championship finals, having formerly participated in the 1992, 1996 and 2020 (2021) tournaments.
Scotland captain Andy Robertson reported: “Our supporters have been immense. We thank them for taking part in a large section in our success and we search ahead to viewing them in Germany in their tens of 1000’s.”
Steve Clarke’s aspect have been sensational in their qualifying campaign, profitable 5 of their six matches and beating both of those Spain and Norway in the course of action.
Their sole defeat, which came before this 7 days, so much came in controversial conditions as well.
Any injustice Scotland felt at Scott McTominay’s gorgeous aim towards Spain on Thursday currently being disallowed has now been extinguished to one of celebration between the gamers, personnel and followers.
Scotland round off their campaign with a excursion to Ga on November 16 in advance of entertaining the Norwegians 3 times afterwards. They also confront France in a helpful on Monday night time.
Just after decades of currently being in the wilderness, Scottish football has entered a new golden age owning experienced for two of the very last three key tournaments on offer.
Their participation at the delayed European Championship was their 1st visual appearance at a significant tournament in 23 decades.
Clarke’s adult males claimed a creditable draw from rivals England at Wembley Stadium but ultimately concluded bottom of their team.
This has been a thing of a topic for Scotland at important tournaments with Archie Gemmill’s breathtaking solo goal in a victory about the Netherlands arguably their best second at a finals. The purpose paled into some insignificance as Scotland’s margin of victory wasn’t sufficient to get them out of their group.
But going by the way this current crop of gamers go about things, perhaps Germany 2024 will be the tournament where by Scotland break new floor.