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All you need to know about the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League

The draw for the maiden UEFA Nations League will take place in January after European football’s governing body confirmed plans for the new tournament.

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Slovakia manager Jan Kozak says the 5 October clash is likely to decide which team qualifies for the play-offs. Picture: SNS

Slovakia boss Jan Kozak wary of Scotland’s Celtic factor

Slovakia head coach Jan Kozak believes Scotland’s World Cup qualifying 
revival is down to the Celtic 
factor and has labelled 
striker Leigh Griffiths as “excellent”.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan announces his squad. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Gordon Strachan ‘too excited’ to think about his future

Gordon Strachan has admitted he is uncertain of his future as Scotland manager, irrespective of the outcome of the final two 2018 World Cup Group F qualifiers next month.

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Gordon Strachan heaped praise on Scott Brown. Picture: PA

Scotland boss: It was mistake for Pedro Caixinha to anger Scott Brown

Don’t make him angry – you won’t like him when he’s angry. Had Gordon Strachan been offering any advice to Pedro Caixinha ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm showdown at Ibrox, he might have chosen to paraphrase the slogan used by comic strip character The Hulk.

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The Scotland squad for the must-win matches against Slovakia and Slovenia has been announced. Picture: Getty Images

Scotland name squad for matches against Slovakia and Slovenia

The Scotland squad for the crunch matches against Slovakia and Slovenia has been announced.

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Leigh Griffiths and Kyle Walker both sporting poppies as they enjoy a friendly disagreement during the England-Scotland match in November 2016. Picture: Getty Images

FIFA set to perform U-turn on wearing of poppies

FIFA has backed down in its row with the home nations over the wearing of poppies by players in international matches.

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Leeds United defender Liam Cooper will be recalled to the Scotland squad. Picture: SNS

Liam Cooper to be recalled to Scotland squad for qualifiers

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper will be recalled to the Scotland squad named today by Gordon Strachan for the decisive World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and Slovenia next month.

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Ross McCrorie The young is in line to play for the Scots under-21s. Picture: C raig Williamson/SNS

Pedro Caixinha wants Ross McCrorie to miss Scotland U21 tie

Pedro Caixinha wants Ross McCrorie to miss out on a massive England-Scotland clash to play in a challenge match against Benfica in Canada next month.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers injury crisis? | Gordon blasts Sutton | Rodgers’ warning over Ralston

Rangers could be without up to five players for Saturday’s Old Firm clash; Craig Gordon hits out at Chris Sutton’s ‘personal’ campaign and Brendan Rodgers urges caution in assessing Anthony Ralston’s impact

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Archie Knox reflected on a career as a perennial and perennially successful No 2 to greats such as Sir Alex Ferguson. Picture: John Devlin

Interview: Archie Knox on being a legendary second in command

When I arrive at the Newton Mearns trattoria there’s no sign of Archie Knox and for a horrible moment I think I’ve got the time of our rendezvous wrong, that he’s already been and grumpily gone. Then I have an even more horrible thought that he’ll re-appear, roar at me for about ten minutes, cause a kerfuffle among the ladies who lunch, and order me to run round the nearby shopping centre.

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Shelley Kerr made a winning start to her reign as head coach to the Scotland Women team. Picture: SNS.

Hungary Women 0 - 0 Scotland Women: Ideal start for Shelley Kerr

There were two new caps, chances for fringe players, and the reappearance after more than four years of Hibernian vice-captain Rachael Small, and overall Shelley Kerr was satisfied with a comfortable win in her first game as Scotland head coach.

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Scotland boss Gordon Strachan. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland jump up 15 places in Fifa rankings

Scotland have moved up 15 places to 43rd in the Fifa world rankings.

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Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr, right, with new captain Rachel Corsie. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

New Scotland coach Shelley Kerr opens door to fringe players

The training headquarters of the Hungarian Football Federation outside Budapest will be the setting for Shelley Kerr’s long-awaited first match as Scotland women’s head coach this evening. The venue also provides Kerr with her only 90 minutes of football before World Cup qualifying gets underway next month.

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James McFadden pulls the trigger from 30 yards - scoring one of the most iconic Scottish goals ever. Picture: SNS

Was James McFadden’s iconic winner in France really a ‘wonder goal’?

It’s ten years to the day since James McFadden netted his iconic, once-in-a-lifetime goal against France. It provided a wonderful moment and a sensational result. It was a memorable goal, but was it a world class strike? Joel Sked argues it wasn’t.

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Scotland Under-21s before facing the Netherlands. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

McDiarmid Park to host Scotland’s under-21s in Euro double-header

McDiarmid Park will host back-to-back Scotland Under-21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers in November.

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Billy Gilmour made the move to Chelsea from Rangers in the summer. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Billy Gilmour impresses in goalscoring Chelsea debut

Billy Gilmour continues to impress at Chelsea after netting his a goal on his debut for the club’s under-18s.

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James McFadden's wonder goal for Scotland against France. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

James McFadden’s journey from Paris to Palmerston

A day shy of the tenth anniversary of scoring an iconic winning goal for Scotland against France, James McFadden admits he is keen leave his mark on Queen of the South.

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Anthony Ralston challenges Juan Camara for the ball during the International Champions Cup clash between Barcelona and Celtic. Picture: Getty Images

Celtic’s Anthony Ralston a target for trio of English clubs

Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston is being tracked by up to three English Premier League sides, according to reports.

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Matt Ritchie in action for Scotland against Denmark at Hampden. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sports Direct claims Matt Ritchie shirts ‘more popular than Neymar’

Sports Direct has released a list of its top 30 most popular football shirt sales - and there’s a surprising entry at number 13.

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