Scotland keep World Cup dream alive with win over Slovakia

Slovakia focus ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Scotland

Scotland vs Slovakia World Cup Qualifying UEFA

The win keeps Scotland on track to make the play-offs as they aim to qualify for their first tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France. No matter what players play, we've got a good squad.

Referee Milorad Mazic chose to give Robert Mak two yellow cards inside five minutes of each other in the first half, however, Scotland was unable to make any of their chances count, with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka showing a fine display in between the sticks.

"We had all these great performances and then the footballing gods chose to give us victory". "We're going to forget about Slovenia until this is over".

"Every game was different, every game had its own pressure", he said.

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What I'm trying to say is, the people of Scotland are hard as nails and former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher gave us a wonderful display of the special Scottish spirit, last night. Like literally anything. I'll be honest, I've got nearly no opinion on Lithuania v England, beyond vaguely wondering why anybody would choose to watch that over the hugely significant games happening elsewhere.

"When a team goes down to 10 men you have got to wear them down - we did that. We were unlucky not to score earlier, because we got lots of crosses into the box". I think you saw that belief and that character to keep going.

They know they must now carry that feeling into the weekend and that bid to claim the victory that will take them into the play-offs for a place at the finals in Russian Federation next year.

He said: "There has been too many coincidences since I landed in Scotland and I am too old to believe in coincidences".

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"But it means just as much to the rest of the boys as it does to me and it means just as much to the whole country".

"You've got to get a fine balance between making sure that we're calm and we believe in ourselves and we're not going over there going insane".

"When you see guys are ready to go on and play, and don't let the disappointment take over, it is easy for you".

"You don't want to concede goals, you've got to stay in the game". In the last five matches, Scotland has won three matches and two matches ended in a draw whereas Slovakia has won three matches and lost two matches.

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