At Hampden, the bagpipe guitars of Big Country can be heard. It’s a night of celebration at Scotland Fitba HQ.
For Scotland: Jacob Brown makes his first start. The Luton striker is handed his eighth cap as Clarke made four changes following Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Georgia. Jack Hendry, Stuart Armstrong and Kenny McLean also came in as Ryan Porteous, Billy Gilmour, Ryan Christie and Lyndon Dykes dropped to the bench.
Some earlier scores:
Hungary 3-1 Montenegro
Serbia 2-2 Bulgaria
Belgium 5-0 Azerbaijan
Sweden 2-0 Estonia
Scotland: Clark, Patterson, Hendry, McKenna, Taylor, McTominay, McGregor, Armstrong, McGinn, McLean, Brown. Subs: Cooper, Doig, Dykes, Ralston, Gilmour, Ferguson, Porteous, Shankland, McCrorie, Christie, Jack, Kelly.
Norway: Selvik, Ryerson, Ajer, Ostigard, Bjorkan, Berge, Berg, Aursnes, Bobb, Larsen, Donnum. Subs: Ola Solbakken, Myhra, Thorstvedt, Finne, Dyngeland, Gregersen, Wolfe, Strandberg, Pedersen, Vetlesen, Elyounoussi.
A look ahead to the evening kick-offs across the continent and qualifying groups.
Group A: Can Scotland top their group? The lack of Erling Haaland for Scotland v Norway suggests they can do just that. What a victory lap that would be for Steve Clarke, having already qualified. Perhaps his team might bear the scars of a bruising, no-love-lost encounter with Georgia.
Group A: Spain v Georgia: Spain are also looking to top the group. A draw will probably do it for them, even if this will be an underpowered Spain team.
Group J: Perfect Portugal v Iceland. Can Roberto Martinez’s team complete their campaign with a 100% record? It seems likely. Was all that attacking talent wasted during the Fernando Santos years? Seems likely.
Group J: Bosnia-Herzegovina v Slovakia: Slovakia are qualified, while Bosnia are looking to the back-door route to qualification.
Group J: Liechtenstein v Luxembourg: The visitors have missed out on automatic qualification and must look to the repechage competition.