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EURO 2024

Scotland vs Spain: Euro 2024 preview, team news, confirmed starting lineups

Scotland welcome Spain to Hampden Park for Tuesday’s Euro 2024 qualifier.

Scotland welcome Spain to Hampden Park for Tuesday’s Euro 2024 qualifier.
LEE SMITHAction Images via Reuters

Scotland and Spain go head-to-head at Hampden Park on Tuesday evening. This Euro 2024 qualifier sees 42nd in the world take on 10th in the world in Glasgow. Scotland opened their qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Cyprus, with goals from Premier League midfielders John McGinn and Scott McTominay (2). Spain won by the same margin, beating a Norway side without Erling Haaland in Luis de la Fuente’s first game in charge.

Scotland team news

Ché Adams picked up an injury against Cyprus and will miss the game against Spain, along with Anthony Ralston. Hearts forward Lawrence Shankland has been called into Steve Clarke’s squad as a replacement.

Spain team news

Spain coach De la Fuente has decided to start David García at centre-back in what will be the Osasuna player’s international debut. Ahead of García in the spine of the team will be Rodri, who could be joined in the engine room by Real Madrid’s creative midfielder Dani Ceballos. Ceballos demonstrated against Norway why he deserves to start for La Roja. In yesterday’s press conference, De la Fuente said: “Ceballos has full confidence in me and I have full confidence in him. He has never let me down and he will know how to play the role that comes his way.”

In other changes for Spain, José Luis Gayà could will in for Alejandro Balde at left-back, while Mikel Merino will be in midfield and there will be a start for Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal.

Joselu’s dream debut

Joselu, 32, made his debut for Spain against Norway in Málaga on Saturday night, and within four minutes of coming on, he scored a brace on a dream night for the striker. The Espanyol player could be rewarded for his first outing and get the nod from the start as Spain look to make it two wins from two in Group A. Álvaro Morata, recently named captain of La Roja, is also in contention to lead the line.

Confirmed Scotland XI

Steve Clarke has decided to start with a 5-4-1: Gunn; Hickey, Porteous, Hanley, Tierney, Robertson; McGinn, McTominay, McGregor, Christie, Dykes.

Confirmed Spain XI

Kepa, Gayá, Martínez, García, Porro, Merino, Rodrigo, Oyarzabal, Ceballos, Yeremy, Joselu Mato

Referee for Scotland-Spain

Swiss referee Sandro Schärer will take charge of the Group A qualifier in Scotland. Stephane De Almeida and Bekim Zogaj will be Schärer’s assistants. Lukas Fähndrich is the fourth official for the night and the VAR referee is Fedayi San.

Scotland-Spain on AS USA

Kick-off gets underway at 2.45 pm ET and you’ll be able to follow the game live right here on AS USA. Scotland and Spain are playing for top spot in Group A after both sides won their opening matches.


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