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Moldova vs Scotland commentary LIVE: talkSPORT coverage as Che Adams doubles lead after Nathan Patterson put the tartan army ahead of World Cup qualifying


Scotland face a huge clash to win against Moldova as they prepare to qualify for the World Cup next year in Qatar.

Steve Clarke’s side know that a victory at Chisinau will secure them a playoff spot in March after a 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands which solidified second in Group F.

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Scotland face must-see fixture in Moldova in 2022 UEFA World Cup qualifiers

However, the Tartan army has bad memories of their trip to Moldova with an infamous 1-1 draw in 2004 ending their hopes of qualifying.

This match proved the final act of Berti Vogts’ Scottish tenure and the Hampden Park outfit will be desperate to wield decades-old demons.

Moldova v Scotland: how to listen

This match will start at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 12.

Full coverage of Zimbru Stadium will be live on talkSPORT 2, with commentary from Alex Crook and Chris Iwelumo.

Scotland know that a victory over last-place Moldova is vital with their final World Cup qualifying game against runaway group leaders Denmark.

The Scots took a narrow 1-0 victory over Moldova in the two sides’ last meeting in September, following an early strike from Lyndon Dykes.

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Moldova vs Scotland commentary LIVE: talkSPORT coverage as Che Adams doubles lead after Nathan Patterson put the tartan army ahead of World Cup qualifying

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Clarke to be deprived of star forward Lyndon Dykes due to suspension

Moldova v Scotland: team news

Olympiacos full-back Oleg Reabciuk is suspended for the hosts following a red card he received against Israel last month.

For Scotland, Scott McTominay was fired from the squad after contracting a throat virus.

The 24-year-old Manchester United midfielder will miss the game against Moldova but could return for Monday’s final game with Denmark.

Grant Hanley is also missing with an injury while forward pair Ryan Christie and Lyndon Dykes are both suspended.

But there is more positive news for Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, who fully recovered from an ankle problem ahead of Friday’s qualifying game.

Moldova vs Scotland commentary LIVE: talkSPORT coverage as Che Adams doubles lead after Nathan Patterson put the tartan army ahead of World Cup qualifying

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Scotland are second in Group F behind leading Denmark

Moldova v Scotland: what was said?

Clarke told Sky Sports: “We’ve always watched the November games and thought if we can make it happen and still be involved in the qualifying process, that’s what we want to do.

“We managed to achieve it.

“Now it’s about getting the job done, making sure we get the points we need to get that playoff spot and hopefully get into the playoffs in really good shape.”

He added, “The guys know they’re going to be tough to break.

“We only managed one goal in front of them at Hampden.

“If you watch the game fairly and objectively, we should have scored two or three more, which would have given a better score.

“But the 1-0 still gave us three points, which was important at the time.

“We managed to win four in a row. We know that if we reach five points he will secure second place. That’s all we focus on.

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