LiveScotland 4-0 Faroe Islands RECAP: Scotland second after McGinn double, Adams stunner and Fraser header

Scotland are in World Cup qualifying action again for the final time ahead of their return to the top table at this summer’s European Championships.

John McGinn was Scotland hero last time at the National Stadium, scoring an overhead kick against Austria. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
John McGinn was Scotland hero last time at the National Stadium, scoring an overhead kick against Austria. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Faroe Islands are the opponents for Steve Clarke’s side in the third Group F match of the spring schedule which will go some way to deciding who plays in next year’s tournament being held in Qatar.

After the trip to Israel it’s back to Hampden for the national side, still looking for their first win of the campaign.

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Scotland 4-0 Faroe Islands: FULL TIME

Last updated: Wednesday, 31 March, 2021, 22:13

  • McGinn 6, 52; Adams 59; Fraser 70
  • SCOTLAND: Gordon, Tierney (McKenna 79), Robertson, McTominay, Hanley, Fraser (Palmer 79), McLean, McGregor (Fleck 73), McGinn, Adams (McBurnie 73), Dykes (Nisbet 69)
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Kick off 7.45pm.
  • FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - qualifier at Hampden Park, Glasgow

It’s a good week - not a great week but we’re in the group, second place and five points.

We have a big week in September away to Austria and Denmark with a home game with Moldova in between. It’ll be a pivotal week in the group - and one to look forward to.

Steve Clarke, Scotland manager

No’ bad.

I had a bit more time to go forward tonight, so I enjoyed it. Everybody knows I like being high and wide, putting crosses in. That’s my game and tonight I did a bit

Kieran Tierney

SCOTLAND 4 FAROE ISLANDS 0

McGinn 6, 52; Adams 59; Fraser 70

Five points from the first three games and Scotland move above Austria, into second in Group F

Injury time booking for Kevin Nisbet - chasing back he makes a late challenge and is cautioned with only seconds to go

OFF: Fraser, Tierney

ON: Palmer, McKenna

Kevin Nisbet gets a Scotland debut, replacing Lyndon Dykes

ON: Fleck, McBurnie

OFF: McGregor, Adams

Remember what James McFadden said at half-time?

Well Faroe Islands just found themselves in position to test Craig Gordon but Simun Edmundsson just fired over.

Should probably have done better. But so should Scotland...

And what a strike it was!

Lovely backheel touch by Che Adams opened up the pitch for himself and with a cheeky roll over the ball to set it up he lashed a low strike into the corner of the net from just under 25yards.

A goal out of pretty much nothing. Brilliant strike.

Tierney to McGinn again

Great cross after a gallus shift down the left from Tierney and clipped ball in is powered in by the midfielder.

Bit of a spill from Craig Gordon there after he calls for the cross ball and Grant Hanley leaves him to it.

Faroe Islands don’t capitalise, but the chance was there.

We’re back underway at Hampden

Just keep doing what we have been, but be wary of the counter attack

James McFadden

Deep corner from Andy Robertson comes to nothing and just before the Faroes’ defence can clear, it’s drawn to a close.

Scotland 1 Faroe Islands 0

McGinn 6

Bit cute from Che Adams there. Only has eyes for the ball but draws the contact and goes down under the attentions of Nattestad leaping for the looped ball forward but the Maltese referee isn’t interested.

He’s taken a sore one too in the process, the Southampton striker.

Seen them given, as they say...

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