Denmark's Joakim Mahle (C) and Scotland's Billy Gilmour (L) vie for the ball during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier group F football match between Denmark and Scotland at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on September 1, 2021. (Photo by MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

How the Scotland players rated in 2-0 qualifying disappointment and defeat in Denmark

Steve Clarke only had 18 of a possible 26-man squad at his disposal for the World Cup qualifier with Denmark.

Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 9:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 10:11 pm

And while low on numbers, Scotland came up short in Copenhagen where two first half goals in 92 seconds from Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle gave them an uphill struggle.

Possession totalling just 37% of the first half indicated how the game had gone. A more positive second half gave hope and Ryan Fraser almost reduced the deficit late on but was denied by Kasper Schmeichel.

Lewi Ferguson of Aberdeen was given a debut and the squad must regroup for Saturday evening’s home match with Moldova at Hampden after slipping to fourth in the qualification group.

Here’s how they rated in the Parken Stadion as Denmark moved to 12 points from four qualifying games to stand on the verge of sealing a spot in the Qatar World Cup next year.

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