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Steve Clarke Says He’s ‘Very Optimistic’ About Scotland’s Playoff Chances

Steve Clarke Says He’s ‘Very Optimistic’ About Scotland’s Playoff Chances

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has said he’]s feeling ‘very optimistic’ about his nation’s chances of reaching Euro 2020, following the 3-1 win over Kazakhstan at Hampden.

After falling 1-0 behind in the first-half, the Scots rallied well in the second 45 minutes thanks to a John McGinn double, as well as a header from veteran striker Steven Naismith.

The result means Scotland finish their Euro 2020 qualifying group in third position, behind Russia and Belgium, and will now be relying on progressing through the Nations League playoffs if they’re to have any chance of reaching their first tournament for more than two decades.

After the match, Clarke addressed the media, and he insisted he believes his side have every chance of joining Wales and England in next summer’s finals:

Scotland will play one of Hungary, Israel, Bulgaria or Romania in their one-off semi-final, which will definitely be at Hampden Park – before a potential one-off final against either Norway or Serbia.

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