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  1. World Cup qual. - Dutch sub ends Scotland hopes

    World Cup qual. - Dutch sub ends Scotland hopes

    A late goal from Eljero Elia saw Netherlands end Scotland's hopes of qualifying for South Africa 2010 with a 1-0 win at Hampden Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Scotland
    • Netherlands
    • 93' The full-time whistle goes and Scotland's bid to reach next summer's World Cup is over after a 1-0 defeat to Holland.
    • 90' Van der Vaart's free-kick strikes the wall and is cleared but all that now appears to be academic. There'll be three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 87' Vorm is out of position after a defensive mix-up but O'Connor, who took the place of Maloney just after Holland took the lead, fails to capitalise as his chip drops wide.
    • 85' Van der Vaart could have ended any doubt about the result after Elia skinned Weir down the right. The subs combined, but the former could not find the target from close range.
    • 84' Change for Holland. Huntelaar takes the place of Van Persie.
    • 81' GOAL FOR HOLLAND! Substitute Eljero Elia breaks Scottish hearts. A long ball forward from Ooijer caught out Weir who could only head into the path of Elia and the sub took the ball around Marshall before finding the back of the net.
    • 80' Commons launches himself at a Whittaker cross but heads wide.
    • 79' A great challenge from McManus on Van Persie brings Holland's progress to a halt. The ball comes to Van der Vaart and he hits a shot straight at Marshall.
    • 78' Substitution for Holland. Van der Vaart takes the place of Sneijder.
    • 76' Maloney is adjudged offside but it's academic as Vorm was out quickly to smother the ball.
    • 75' Scotland are going 4-4-2 for the final 15 minutes with Naismith pushed up alongside Miller.
    • 72' That proves to be Robben's last involvement, with Elia brought on as his replacement by Bert van Marwijk.
    • 71' Van Persie's overhit pass which was intended for Robben brings cheers from the home fans.
    • 70' Unlucky Scotland! Vorm gets fortunate as Miller's shot squirms through his grasp but trickles wide of the far post.
    • 67' An attacking change from Scotland as the more offensively-minded Kris Commons is introduced for the holding midfielder Paul Hartley.
    • 65' Robben leaves his foot in late on Maloney and gets a deserved yellow card.
    • 63' Marshall to the rescue! Sneijder's ball through releases Robben but after turning inside Hutton he cannot beat the Scotland goalkeeper. The truth is he should have scored.
    • 72' Van Persie's overhit pass which was intended for Robben brings cheers from the home fans.
    • 60' Miller looked to break but was quickly crowded out. Scotland are in danger of isolating their lone striker in this second half.
    • 59' Kuyt's cross from the left is cleared behind for a corner by McManus and, from the subsequent delivery, Kuyt heads a very presentable chance over the bar.
    • 57' Fletcher's loose ball is seized upon by Van Persie but after play is transferred to Kuyt for a cross, Hutton manages to scramble clear the danger.
    • 56' Fletcher is booked after clattering into De Zeeuw.
    • 54' Victory here is essential if Scotland are to harbour hopes of the play-offs but even that might not be enough because as it stands they are the worst of the nine group runners-up and therefore ineligible.
    • 53' Slovenia are beating Poland 2-0 which is not a good score as far as Scotland's hopes of claiming a play-off place are concerned.
    • 52' Fletcher twists and turns on the edge of the area but can't pick out Miller in the box as the ball sails over Vorm's crossbar.
    • 51' Mathijsen does well to tackle Miller to clear the ball for a throw-in.
    • 49' McManus partially cleared the corner and De Zeeuw's volley was blocked by Whittaker.
    • 48' Naismith blocks Robben's run for a corner to the visitors.
    • 48' Robben shows Brown how to cross it, but Kuyt gets under the ball and the momentum for the Dutch is lost.
    • 47' Brown's ambitious ball into the box is held by Vorm under no pressure from Miller.
    • 45' The teams are back out for the start of the second half, with no changes to either line-up. Scotland to kick-off...
    • 46' Just 17 seconds of additional time later and the referee calls a halt to the first half. It's goalless of course but Scotland have had chances to take the lead.
    • 45' Hartley goes into the referee's book for holding up play illegally after McManus had fouled Kuyt.
    • 45' The danger is cleared but the ball comes back to Van Bronckhorst who strikes a speculative shot from distance straight at Marshall.
    • 44' Whittaker heads behind for a corner after a run down the left by Van Bronckhorst.
    • 43' Good play by the unfussy Hartley snuffs out a potential counter attack from Holland. Scotland should be very pleased with their first-half performance.
    • 42' Miller and Maloney seek to combine but a lack of understanding thwarts a promising move.
    • 40' Miller will be mulling over that chance in his head, but the promising sign for the Scots is how many chances they've created.
    • 38' Scotland should be leading 1-0! Naismith's shot from distance rebounded off the foot of the post via a slight touch from Worm and the ball came back to Miller but rather than find the back of the net the striker shot too close to Worm. A great chance goes begging...
    • 37' Great play down the right from Van der Wiel gives a shooting opportunity to Van Persie but the Arsenal striker volleys over.
    • 35' Van Persie fails to find the angle on a pass and a promising link-up with Kuyt ends with Marshall claiming possession.
    • 34' Everything is going through Sneijder for the Dutch, with the runs of Robben the most obvious threat to the home side.
    • 32' Norway are beating Macedonia 2-0 in the other game in this group, although the result of that match is unlikely to have any bearing on World Cup qualifying.
    • 30' Scotland strike the bar! Miller did wonderfully well to get a cross-shot off and it looped over Vorm but rebounded back off the bar. Burley was nearly delighted!
    • 29' George Burley is out on the touchline shouting instructions to Scotland but he will be reasonably pleased with his team so far.
    • 27' Robben is through on goal but Marshall stands tall and beats out the Bayern Munich man's shot. The Dutch are turning the screw a little.
    • 26' A miskick from Robben draws sarcastic cheers from the home crowd.
    • 25' Sneijder's shot from distance forces a tip over from Marshall. The ball was moving but it was a fairly comfortable save.
    • 24' Sneijder and Naismith are the next to clash but this time the decision goes in favour of the Dutchman.
    • 22' Scotland are putting their visitors under some pressure. Only a good block from Mathijsen prevents Miller getting a shot away.
    • 21' A great driving run from Fletcher who's started the game impressively but Worm is out quickly to smother the danger.
    • 20' Fletcher takes retribution on Van Persie and is fortunate not to receive a censure from the referee.
    • 18' Van der Persie takes down Fletcher to get a yellow card. It sparks an angry exchange between the two players who know each other well of course from the rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United.
    • 16' Maloney is clobbered by Van der Wiel which gives Scotland a free-kick and a good opportunity to put pressure on the Dutch defence.
    • 14' Holland are chasing a clean sweep of qualfying wins but it's Scotland who have created the best chance of the game so far, with Brown missing from six yards.
    • 13' The subsequent free-kick is a total waste from Sneijder. It allows a comfortable first touch of the ball for Marshall.
    • 12' A loose clearance from McManus is pounced upon by Robben forcing Weir to commit a foul on the Dutch winger 30 yards out.
    • 10' What a chance for Scotland to take the lead! Hutton's cross from the right comes to the onrushing Brown who is only six yards out but instead of hitting the target he stabs a shot inches wide.
    • 9' Van Persie's cross from the right is overhit and the danger subsides for the moment.
    • 8' Boos accompany every touch of the ball from De Oranje, but they don't appear to be too bothered by that.
    • 7' Miller's shot which is deflected over the bar for a corner is the home side's first attempt on goal.
    • 5' Holland are exhibiting a very fluid attack, with the front three of Robben, Van Persie and Kuyt constantly switching.
    • 4' Kuyt hits the post for Holland. Taking the ball down on his right foot, the Liverpool striker hits a swerving shot from the edge of the area which beats Marshall but not the keeper's left-hand post.
    • 3' The Dutch are enjoying the very early possession. Scotland will want to test their opponents' goalkeeper Michel Vorm.
    • 2' Demy de Zeeuw is on the attack down the right for the Dutch and wins a corner.
    • 1' And we're off! The home side are geed up as you would expect.
    • - The teams emerge on to the pitch to a typically raucous Glasgow welcome.
    • - NETHERLANDS TEAM NEWS: Wesley Sneijder is ruled fit after picking up a knock in the friendly win over China, while Celtic's Glen Loovens should line up against his pals from Glasgow to get his second cap. Keeper Martin Stekelenburg is a major doubt with a finger injury.
    • - SCOTLAND TEAM NEWS: Terrible news for the Scots - Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon, who was immense in the 2-0 win over Macedonia, is ruled out with a thigh strain. David Marshall comes in. James McFadden is suspended, and Stephen Caldwell injured, but brother Gary Caldwell comes back in at centre-half while Shaun Maloney will start instead of McFadden. MORE HERE!
    • - WHAT IT ALL MEANS: The Dutch are through as, like England, they have won all their games. Scotland, despite some really poor form and results, will come second if they beat Netherlands, and if they get a win and a draw in their last two matches can seal a play-off place that seemed unlikely last week. The Dutch seem to be taking it seriously though: they are set to play their strongest possible XI.
    • - Scotland host the Netherlands in what is a must-win game for the Scots and an irrelevance for the Dutch, who have already qualified for the World Cup as Group 9 winners -LIVE from 7:30 UK time!
  • Summary

    • 81' GOAL FOR HOLLAND! Substitute Eljero Elia breaks Scottish hearts. A long ball forward from Ooijer caught out Weir who could only head into the path of Elia and the sub took the ball around Marshall before finding the back of the net.
    • 70' Unlucky Scotland! Vorm gets fortunate as Miller's shot squirms through his grasp but trickles wide of the far post.
    • 63' Marshall to the rescue! Sneijder's ball through releases Robben but after turning inside Hutton he cannot beat the Scotland goalkeeper. The truth is he should have scored.
    • 38' Scotland should be leading 1-0! Naismith's shot from distance rebounded off the foot of the post via a slight touch from Worm and the ball came back to Miller but rather than find the back of the net the striker shot too close to Worm. A great chance goes begging...
    • 30' Scotland strike the bar! Miller did wonderfully well to get a cross-shot off and it looped over Vorm but rebounded back off the bar. Burley was nearly delighted!
    • 27' Robben is through on goal but Marshall stands tall and beats out the Bayern Munich man's shot. The Dutch are turning the screw a little.
    • 25' Sneijder's shot from distance forces a tip over from Marshall. The ball was moving but it was a fairly comfortable save.
    • 10' What a chance for Scotland to take the lead! Hutton's cross from the right comes to the onrushing Brown who is only six yards out but instead of hitting the target he stabs a shot inches wide.
    • 4' Kuyt hits the post for Holland. Taking the ball down on his right foot, the Liverpool striker hits a swerving shot from the edge of the area which beats Marshall but not the keeper's left-hand post.
    • - Scotland host the Netherlands in what is a must-win game for the Scots and an irrelevance for the Dutch, who have already qualified for the World Cup as Group 9 winners -LIVE from 7:30 UK time!

Live Team Line-Up

  • Scotland

    Manager: George Burley

    Captain: Darren Fletcher

    Starting line-up

    • D. Marshall
    • A. Hutton
    • D. Weir
    • S. McManus
    • S. Whittaker
    • P. Hartley Yellow Card Substitution Out (67′)
    • S. Brown
    • D. Fletcher Yellow Card
    • S. Naismith Yellow Card
    • S. Maloney Substitution Out (82′)
    • K. Miller

    Subs

    • G. Rae
    • K. Commons Substitution In67′
    • G. O'Connor Substitution In82′
    • S. Fletcher
    • G. Alexander
    • G. Caldwell
    • N. Alexander

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Netherlands

    Manager: Bert van Marwijk

    Captain: Giovanni van Bronckhorst

    Starting line-up

    • M. Vorm
    • G. van der Wiel
    • A. Ooijer
    • J. Mathijsen
    • G. van Bronckhorst
    • D. de Zeeuw
    • N. de Jong
    • R. van Persie Yellow Card Substitution Out (85′)
    • W. Sneijder Substitution Out (77′)
    • A. Robben Yellow Card Substitution Out (73′)
    • D. Kuyt Yellow Card

    Subs

    • R. van der Vaart Substitution In77′
    • K. Huntelaar Substitution In85′
    • E. Braafheid
    • P. Velthuizen
    • J. Heitinga
    • S. Schaars
    • E. Elia Substitution In73′ Goal

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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