Steve Clarke’s side kicked off the section with a 2-2 draw against Austria on Thursday, and were looking to build on that point with returns from tonight’s encounter and next week’s clash with the Faroe Islands.
They only managed to add another point in Israel and now sit third behind the high-scoring Danes and Austria.
Join us for all the action, and reaction from tonight’s game in our liveblog bringing you all the key updates from Steve Clarke’s bid for a second successful qualification campaign.
Israel v Scotland: As it happened
Last updated: Sunday, 28 March, 2021, 19:45
- ISRAEL 1 SCOTLAND 1
- Peretz 43 Fraser 55
- FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers – Group F
- Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv
- SCOTLAND: Marshall, O’Donnell, Hendry (Christie 46), Hanley, Tierney, Robertson, McGinn (McLean 74), McTominay, McGregor, Fraser (Armstrong 86), Adams (Dykes 74)
Hello and welcome to the Scotsman’s live blog ahead of another World Cup qualifying match, and yet another meeting of Scotland and Israel.
This will be the second match of Group F for both sides.
Israel lost their campaign opener 2-0 to Denmark.
Scotland drew 2-2 with Austria at Hampden.
Here’s a look at the best of the action while we count down to kick off...
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Of course, to count down to kick off you’d have to know when kick-off actually is.
Here’s a note of all the key match details you need to know ahead of the game
Steve Clarke, Scotland boss
It’ll be nice that there’ll be a little crowd in as well so there’ll be an atmosphere. That might give us a little boost as well, because the players have been playing in empty stadiums so having an atmosphere might work in our favour
We’re still waiting on some team news, so in the meantime here’s Mark Atkinson’s look ahead to the game
Here we go again. Israel v Scotland, part IV.
And hear from Steve Clarke on his thoughts ahead of yet another meeting with Willy Ruttensteiner’s team
And elsewhere in Group F...
Denmark, the group’s top seeds, kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 win over Israel.
They’re currently following that result up with some aplomb and lead Moldova 5-0 - and it’s not even half-time yet.
Scotland will meet the Danes later this year with a trip away scheduled for September and the qualifying campaign ending with a home match against Kasper Hjulmand’s team on November 15.
Steve Clarke makes three changes to the team which faced Austria
OUT: Ryan Christie, Lyndon Dykes, Stuart Armstrong
IN: Ryan Fraser, Che Adams, Callum McGregor
Willy Rustensteiner’s team is as follows: Marciano; Arad, Abd Elhamed, Tibi; Dasa, Natcho, Peretz, Menachem, Solomon, Zahavi, Weissman.
After leading at half-time, Group F leaders Denmark took the foot off the gas and saw out an 8-0 win over Moldova...
[Insert nervous face emoji here]
30 minutes to go
🚨 Half hour warning 🚨
Kick off at 7.45pm
Manager on Scotland line-up
Steve Clarke on his Scotland selection
When you have three games in a short space of time it’s nice to freshen the two forward positions - I’m looking for fresh legs in the attacking areas. The same defence is to try to get a familiarity and keep a balance in the team.
The players are out on the pitch in front of a socially distant crowd for the national anthems of both sides
And we’re underway - Israel kick off.