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Scotland v England: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live!

Scotland: Gordon, Tierney, Berra, Mulgrew, Robertson, Brown, Morrison, Anya, Armstrong, Snodgrass, Griffiths.
Subs: Hamilton, Marshall, R Martin, Reynolds, Bannan, D Fletcher, McArthur, Cairney, Fraser, Forrest, C Martin, Naismith.

England: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Bertrand, Dier, Livermore, Alli, Lallana, Kane, Rashford.
Subs: Trippier, Forster, Lingard, Gibson, Stones, Jones, Defoe, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cresswell, Heaton, Butland.

So with the major leagues decided, the cups lifted, and the champions of Europe crowned, we’re all played out for the summer, right? Ah no, not quite. Just before we hit the run-out groove, there’s a bonus track, the Her Majesty to 2016-17’s Abbey Road: Scotland welcome the auld enemy England to Hampden Park for a crucial World Cup qualifier!

Well, it’s crucial for one of the teams at least. England are well clear at the top of Uefa Group F, a section they’re odds-on favourites to win. And no wonder: they haven’t lost a tournament qualification match for nearly eight years, for goodness sake! Top place should be a shoo-in, whatever happens today.

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Scotland v England: World Cup 2018 qualifier – live!

Scotland: Gordon, Tierney, Berra, Mulgrew, Robertson, Brown, Morrison, Anya, Armstrong, Snodgrass, Griffiths.
Subs: Hamilton, Marshall, R Martin, Reynolds, Bannan, D Fletcher, McArthur, Cairney, Fraser, Forrest, C Martin, Naismith.

England: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Bertrand, Dier, Livermore, Alli, Lallana, Kane, Rashford.
Subs: Trippier, Forster, Lingard, Gibson, Stones, Jones, Defoe, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cresswell, Heaton, Butland.

So with the major leagues decided, the cups lifted, and the champions of Europe crowned, we’re all played out for the summer, right? Ah no, not quite. Just before we hit the run-out groove, there’s a bonus track, the Her Majesty to 2016-17’s Abbey Road: Scotland welcome the auld enemy England to Hampden Park for a crucial World Cup qualifier!

Well, it’s crucial for one of the teams at least. England are well clear at the top of Uefa Group F, a section they’re odds-on favourites to win. And no wonder: they haven’t lost a tournament qualification match for nearly eight years, for goodness sake! Top place should be a shoo-in, whatever happens today.

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