Scotland have qualified for next summer’s European Championships in Germany.
Norway had to beat Spain to keep their qualification hopes alive but a 1-0 win for the Spanish in Oslo has guaranteed Steve Clarke’s team a top-two finish in Group A and a place in next summer’s showpiece.
In a tense encounter in Oslo, Spain thought they had scored in the first half when Alvaro Morata netted following a defensive mix-up only for the strike to be ruled out for offside following a VAR review.
But Gavi broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 49th minute with the goal awarded following a four-minute VAR check.
The result means Spain and Scotland are top of Group A on 15 points and can’t be caught by third-placed Norway who are on 10 points with only one game left to play.
Scotland won their first five matches in Group A before losing 2-0 in Spain on Thursday in a match which saw a Scott McTominay free kick controversially ruled out by VAR.
Clarke’s side end their Group A campaign with a trip to Georgia on November 16 before hosting Norway in their final game three days later.
Scotland have now qualified for back-to-back European Championships under former Kilmarnock boss Clarke.
Scotland take on France in a friendly on Tuesday evening.
We know where we've come from.
And we know where we're going…
WE are off to GERMANY! pic.twitter.com/wglLdLa3oA
— Schottland (Q) (@ScotlandNT) October 15, 2023