Why Scotland fans are wrong to look to Croatia as a model to follow

Croatia’s progress to the World Cup final has prompted much soul-searching in Scotland with regard to the population of both countries but the Balkan nation should not be used as a model, writes Joel Sked.

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Best Scottish Twitter reactions to England’s exit from the World Cup

There were a range of feelings across Scotland on Wednesday night, before, during and after England’s 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

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Scotland U21s last played at Tynecastle in 2016. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Tynecastle Park to host two Scotland U21 qualifiers including England

Hearts’ Tynecastle Park will play host to two of Scotland’s Uefa European Under-21 Championship qualifiers this year.

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Interview: Scot Gemmill on partying with Oasis and helping shape Scotland’s future

The national U21 manager’s impressive credentials meant he was a serious candidate for the main Scotland job. Here he explains what makes him tick in a feature that appears in issue 8 of Nutmeg, a long-form publication devoted entirely to every aspect of Scottish football.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic keen on Man Utd star | Rangers eye former Hibs ace | Liverpool starlet linked with Ibrox switch

Celtic linked with loan move for Scott McTominay on loan, Rangers eye former Hibs winger and another Liverpool youngster has been linked with a move to Ibrox

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James McFadden urges Scotland goalscorers to challenge Leigh Griffiths

James McFadden says Alex McLeish needs his Scotland players to step up and rival Leigh Griffiths in the scoring stakes.


Scotland ‘will let Billy Gilmour develop’, says James McFadden

James McFadden says teenage prospect Billy Gilmour needs to mature into a first-team regular before he can be talked up for a full Scotland call-up.


Scotland skipper proud after comeback win caps personal milestone

Scotland captain Rachel Corsie returned to America yesterday proud not just to have achieved a personal milestone, but to have overseen one of the greatest comebacks in Scottish footballing history.

Lisa Evans netted the winning goal for Scotland. Picture: SNS

Poland 2 - 3 Scotland: Lisa Evans caps off incredible comeback

Scotland kept their Women’s World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a remarkable 3-2 comeback win over Poland in Kielce.

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Derek Rae will become the voice of the Champions League on EA Sports' FIFA 19. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Scottish broadcaster Derek Rae chosen to commentate in FIFA 19

Scottish football fans starved of Derek Rae after he left broadcaster BT can get their fix on the new FIFA 19.

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When Scotland lost to Costa Rica ‘it was a national disaster’

When I meet Alex McLeish in search of a Scottish perspective, he delves into YouTube, fingers dancing across his mobile phone as he summons (Juan) Cayasso’s 49th-minute strike. “Actually, a good f**king goal,” he declares. “There’s the back-heel, he’s on his tod, and Jim Leighton has nae chance.”

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Billy Gilmour impressed in the midfield for Scotland at the Toulon Tournament. Picture: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images

Billy Gilmour and Celtic’s Michael Johnston included in Toulon XI

Two of Scotland’s young stars have been picked in the best XI of the Toulon Tournament.

Archie Gemmill celebrates his solo goal against Holland. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

Mike Aitken on reporting on Scotland at the 1978 Argentina World Cup

Like the ghost of Christmas Past, the spirit of Argentina in 1978 has been a presence for this journalist over a lifetime in sports-writing, a spectre just as elusive as the white robed figure who showed Scrooge the shadow of things. The events of the summer of 1978 have endured to the point where it’s easy to understand why Dickens’ old miser begged the spirit to show him no more.

Scotland's midfielder Billy Gilmour (R) vies with England's midfielder Lewis Cook (L) during the  Festival International Espoirs - Maurice Revello Tournament Under 21 semi-final football match between Scotland and England at the De Lattre Stadium in Aubagne, southeastern France, on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images

‘Revelation’ award for Scotland Under-21s’ Billy Gilmour

Scotland Under-21s missed out on a third-place finish at the Toulon Tournament as they lost on penalties to Turkey following a 0-0 draw in Martigues yesterday. But it was a special day for 16-year-old
Billy Gilmour as the Chelsea youngster wore the captain’s armband in the second half and was later presented with the “Revelation of the Tournament” award.

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Kenny Dalglish and Danny McGrain with the trophy after beating England 2-1 to win the British Home Championship in 1976. Picture: Getty.

Knight of valour – a fitting honour for Kenny Dalglish

He wakes up this morning as a knight of the realm but Kenny Dalglish’s place among football’s aristocracy was secured long ago.

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Kenny Dalglish’s Celtic and Scotland highlights

A look at Kenny Dalglish’s highlights with Celtic and Scotland after he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Kenny Dalglish celebrates his goal in the World Cup qualifier against Wales at Anfield in 1977 which sent Scotland to the finals. Picture: SNS.

Kenny Dalglish dedicates knighthood to Stein, Shankly and Paisley

Kenny Dalglish dedicated his knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, three iconic British football managers who died without receiving such recognition.

Scotland U21's Chris Hamilton in training. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Rising Scotland U21 star Chris Hamilton happy to stay in shadows

Hearts teenager Chris Hamilton admits he’s been overshadowed at the Toulon Tournament by Scotland’s other exciting 16-year-old prospect Billy Gilmour. But he insists that’s just the way he likes it.

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Erin Cuthbert scores the equaliser for Scotland Women before going on to secure three precious points against Belarus last night. Picture: PA.

Scotland Women 2 - 1 Belarus Women: Total dominance finally pays off

Despite dominating almost the entire 90 minutes, Scotland were relieved to emerge from a testing night at Falkirk Stadium with their World Cup hopes intact. Goals in each half by Erin Cuthbert brought relief after Belarus had scored with their only attempt of their Group 2 qualifying match.


Scotland fall eight places in Fifa world rankings

Scotland have dropped eight places in the Fifa world rankings.

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