"Scotland's Euro 2024 Dream Realized After Spain's Heroic Victory in Norway"

 Scotland qualified for Euro 2024 with two games in hand after Spain's 1-0 win over Norway ensured Steve Clarke's side finished in the top two in Group A.


Scotland are currently trailing Spain on goal difference, while Norway, who are five points behind with one game remaining, are unable to catch up with either team.





Scotland's men's team made it to consecutive European Championships under Clark, progressing through the qualifying group and reaching a major final for the first time since 1997.


Reaction after Spain's win in Oslo confirms Scotland's place in the EuroCup


Scotland had a chance to qualify in Seville on Thursday, but lost 2-0 to Spain, their first defeat in six qualifying tournaments.

However, with Scotland winning five of their first five games, the pressure was on Norway to win their remaining three games. And on Thursday, Norway beat Cyprus 4-0 but failed in their match against Oslo as Spain qualified for their country and Scotland.

Alvaro Morata's shot in the first half was ruled out for offside, but Gabi scored what would become the only goal of the game in the 49th minute.

Scotland have two games left next month, away to Georgia and at home to Norway, and will be hoping to snatch the group win from Spain and increase their chances of finishing higher in the draw.

Spain will finish the season with a trip to Cyprus followed by a home game against Georgia against the bottom two teams.

Scotland and Spain will join Portugal, France, Belgium and Turkey in next summer's final, with Germany automatically taking part as host nation.

Scotland endured a 23-year absence from major competitions before making it through the Nations League, winning the play-offs and qualifying for the postponed Euro 2020 two years ago.

Clark, who failed to qualify for last year's World Cup, became the first coach to lead his national team to back-to-back European Championships.

"Incredible achievement" - Reaction

Willie Miller, former Scotland captain

Scotland, what a great group campaign! There's not often an easy way to do it.

Former Scotland international forward Stephen Thompson

amazing. We are thrilled that a new generation of Scottish fans who have never experienced the feeling of watching their team in a major men's tournament will be able to watch their team for the second year in a row.

These players have left behind great history and memories for many people. heroes.

Rhian Crichton, former Scottish national team midfielder

It's a great achievement by Steve Clarke and his team and there will definitely be a mini-celebration tonight. There are only two games remaining in this group, and a goal for Scotland will give them maximum points. Anyway, they will be going to Germany next year.

Former Scotland midfielder Michael Stewart talks about Viaplay

can't believe it. Getting automatic berth with two games remaining is quite an accomplishment. We are on the same level as Spain, but we are only level with them on goal difference. That says a lot.

It's all down to the huge effort and quality shown by this Scottish team.

We are looking forward to the Eurocup and the next challenge: getting out of the group. They absolutely can do that.


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