World Cup play-offs. Scotland is a potential rival of Poles. They drank our blood a few times

  • The Scotland national team is one of the possible rivals of the Polish team in the play-offs to the world championship
  • The Scots played at Euro 2020. Like the Poles, however, they did not manage to get out of the group
  • The “Transfermarkt” portal states that the Polish national team is worth more than the players from Scotland. However, the difference is not significant
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Captain means star

Scotland’s biggest star is by far their captain. 27-year-old Andrew Robertson has played 55 matches in the national team. He plays for the Liverpool team on a daily basis. In the current season, he played eight Premier League matches, four Champions League matches and one EFL Cup match.

There are a few other names on this team that can certainly be considered standout. It is, for example, Scott McTominay from Manchester United, or Che Adams, who plays together with Jan Bednarek in Southampton.

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Most in the British Isles

The vast majority of the Scottish team are players who play in England or Scotland. At the last training camp there was only one player who plays for a team from outside the British Isles on a daily basis. It was Jack Hendry who performs at Club Brugge in Belgium.

Scots who play in the UK usually play in the top teams. The list includes Liverpool, Arsenal, Southampton, Celtic Glasgow and Glasgow Rangers. The rest of them play in really solid teams, which makes this team really demanding. Steve Clarke has been the coach of this team since 2019.

The year 2021 is a real carousel

In 2021, the Scottish national team played at the European Championship. The local squad had two home games in Glasgow, but ended the competition with one point and did not leave the group, taking the last position. She lost then to Croatia and the Czech Republic and tied with England.

She did better in the qualifiers for the World Cup, where she took second place in the group. The Scots won seven games and tied two. They only lost one game against Denmark, who came out of the group from the first place.

In the FIFA ranking, the Scots rank quite distant – 38th place. Right behind them is the Hungarian national team, followed by Nigeria and Turkey. For comparison, Poles are in the 27th position.

Scotland vs Poland, or a battle for money

The “Transfermarkt” portal reported that the value of the Scottish national team this year amounted to just over EUR 260 million. Andrew Robertson is the most valuable, valued at EUR 65 million. Scott McTiminay is worth 30 million less.

In this category, we are slightly ahead of our rivals, as the same portal informs that the market value of our players is just over EUR 293 million. Of course, the most expensive is Robert Lewandowski, worth 60 million euros. Piotr Zieliński is worth 10 million euros less.

Poles have played against Scotland ten times in history. The last such duel took place in October 2015. Then the Biało-Czerwoni drew 2: 2 in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. The goal in the fourth minute of added time was scored by Robert Lewandowski. A year earlier, there was also a 2: 2 draw. Overall, our team won three games, tied five and lost two.

World Cup play-offs. When is the draw? Where to watch the broadcast?

The draw-offs for the World Cup are scheduled to be drawn on Friday, November 26 at 4:30 PM. The entire event will be held in Zurich. The draw will be broadcast on TVP Sport and at sport.tvp.pl.

World Cup play-offs. When are the games?

The semi-final matches are scheduled for March 24 and 25, while the finals will be held on March 28 and 29.

About David Martin

David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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