Scotland Out Of Euro 2020 After Croatia Loss

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Scotland Out Of Euro 2020 After Croatia Loss
Scotland Out Of Euro 2020 After Croatia Loss. image: twitter

SCOTLAND Out Of Euro 2020 After Losing To Croatia At Hampden Park

Scotland had a crunch match this evening, Tuesday 22, at Hampden Park, up against Croatia, knowing that only a win would be enough to see them through to the last sixteen of Euro 2020.

With Billy Gilmour self-isolating after testing positive for Cocid-19 after the England match, Steve Clarke was dealt a blow with his midfield, with Stuart Armstrong replacing the Chelsea player.

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Croatia coach Nikola Vlasic has said before the match that he would not under-estimate the Scots, as his World Cup semi-finalists looked to progress, and sure enough, on 17 minutes, the pressure told, as Nikola Vlasic smashed an opener for the Croats, to silence a very noisy Hampden crowd.

Celtic’s Callum McGregor had the crowd of around 10,000 going wild after 42 minutes as he thundered a shot through a packed penalty area and into the bottom right-hand corner of the Croatia net.

Former Tottenham midfielder Luca Modric showed just why, at 35 years of age, he is still a big star at Real Madrid, as he curled a sublime shot with the outside of his boot into the Scotland net after 62 minutes, from outside the penalty area, with IvanPerisic heading home a third to move Croatia up into second spot in Group D, after England beat the Czech Republic in the other group match.


This was remarkably Croatia’s first-ever win in six games over the Scots, and now they can look forward to a match in Copenhagen next Monday against the runners-up from Group E, one of Spain, Slovakia, Sweden, or Poland, with their only real worry seeming to be a shaky defence, something that Nikola Vlasic will surely look at with a view to progressing past the final sixteen.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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