Euro 2020: How Switzerland's win impacts Scotland's qualification chances

Switzerland put themselves in a strong position to progress as one of the best third-place teams at Euro 2020.

Switzerland defeated Turkey. (Photo by VALENTYN OGIRENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Switzerland defeated Turkey. (Photo by VALENTYN OGIRENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Swiss defeated Turkey 3-1 in the Group A encounter in Baku.

The win leaves them on four points and a goal difference of -1.

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It wasn’t the score Scotland were hoping for. The ideal result would have been a draw, Turkey win or Switzerland by a goal.

It means Scotland are not assured of finishing above the Swiss in the table of teams in third with a win over Croatia.

Steve Clarke’s men will now have to beat their Group D opponents by two clear goals to place above Switzerland on goal difference.

They would also finish above them by winning 4-3 at Hampden Park on Tuesday and picking up no more than two yellow cards.

Realistically, however, it will be a case of beating Croatia by two clear goals or winning by one and hoping results elsewhere in the tournament go the team’s way.

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