It looked like qualification for the next big international tournament was all but assured after Scotland won their first five Group A qualifiers

But now defeat to Spain - and a win for Norway in Cyprus - has put the party on hold as the nation waits for the single point which would guarantee a place at Euro 2024. 

Despite recording a 2-0 win over the Spanish at Hampden Park in March, Group A leaders Scotland are now just three points ahead of Spain having played a game more.

Spain face Norway in Oslo next week, and if the Norwegians drop points, Scotland’s place in Germany will be secured.

Otherwise, the games against Georgia away and Norway at home in November will be crucial. 

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After the game, manager Steve Clarke said:  “Tonight was a first chance to qualify. It has gone beyond us. Maybe the result on Sunday night goes in our favour and we qualify from that. But we won’t qualify from that, we will qualify for the work we have done, we have 15 points from six games.

“If the result doesn’t go our way and Norway then we have a very realistic chance in the two games in November to win the section.”