The nation was put through the emotional ringer one last time on Thursday night after a fine away performance before the concession of a last-minute goal followed by 30 minutes of extra time and then those pesky penalties.
Yet, one thing we have learnt is that Scotland are masters from 12 yards, something which can’t be said for England. And now, after a wait stretching back to 1998 a summer tournament beckons for the nation.
It may all seem trivial in the grand scheme of things but scroll down and click through for the latest from around Scottish football. including transfer talk.
1. Clarke's "proudest moment"
Steve Clarke hailed Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualification as the “proudest moment” of his career. The ex-Kilmarnock boss led the country to their first tournament at men’s senior level since France ‘98 following a nervy penalty shootout win against Serbia. (Various)
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2. Hagi defence
Rangers ace Ianis Hagi asked to play for the Romanian 21s due to a loss of confidence, claims youth boss Adrian Mutu. Meanwhile, the nation’s technical director Mihai Stoichita has claimed people are trying to “destroy” the playmaker through expectation. (Scottish Sun)
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3. Ginnelly boost
Hearts have been boosted by the news Josh Ginnelly is set to return to training on Friday ahead of the club’s return to league action next week against Dunfermline Athletic. The winger has missed the last three games due to injury. (Evening News)
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4. Rangers favourites to sign Wilshere
Rangers are favourites to sign out of contract start Jack Wilshere. The ex-Arsenal man has been without a club since leaving West Ham. He gave an interview recently where he revealed he is open to his next destination. The bookies have made Ragers odds-on favourites to do a deal. (Scottish Sun)
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