UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier
Scotland v Kazakhstan
Tuesday, 19 November 2019, kick-off 7:45pm
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Scotland face Kazakhstan in the final game of 2019 as preparations continue ahead of the Nations League play-offs in March.
With automatic qualification unattainable, the squad face a home game against Kazakhstan as the two sides jostle for third place in Group I.
After securing a 2-1 win against Cyprus on Saturday, the incentive for Steve Clarke and his players will be to end the campaign positively and focus on the crunch matches around the corner in their bid to secure a place at EURO 2020.
Scotland’s qualification hopes took a severe dent when they opened their qualification campaign with a 3-0 defeat away to Kazakhstan back in March.
The home side stormed to a 2-0 lead inside ten minutes in Astana, scoring their third in the second half to put the game to bed and hand Scotland the worst possible start to their hopes of automatic qualification.
Steven Naismith picked up his landmark 50th cap on Saturday but the striker admits he would give up all of those for his country to make it to EURO 2020.
Saturday was also a day of firsts, with Declan Gallagher making his first appearance for Scotland and Ryan Christie scoring his first goal.
Scotland squad update:— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 17, 2019
IN: Eamonn Brophy.
OUT: Lawrence Shankland. pic.twitter.com/7jTKFDFVY4
When it comes to goals, Steve Clarke will be without the free-scoring Lawrence Shankland for Tuesday’s match. The Dundee United man was replaced by Eamonn Brophy ahead of the final group stage game.
Steve Clarke knows the value of a win on Tuesday night, even if it counts for little in the group.
Right-back Liam Palmer is in agreement that notching a third consecutive win would offer a significant boost to the players and the fans.
The Sheffield Wednesday defender said: “The boys who didn't play on Saturday, if they get a chance to play on Tuesday they will be keen to show what they can do and everyone is trying to stake a claim for, hopefully, two big games in March.
"Everyone is pushing towards that. It would be massive, not just for me obviously, but for everyone in the country, fans, if we can get there.”
He added: “But it's an old cliche, one game at a time, and just build from what is a winnable game and a bit of revenge for some of us who were out there at the start of the campaign.”
You can buy tickets for Tuesday’s fixture here until 11.59pm on Monday then from 10am outside the West Stand at Hampden on matchday.
Tickets are priced from £8 for juniors and £27 for adults.
Ticket collections for those who have purchased already will be open from 2pm.
Pre match information
There will be a fan zone outside the William Hill South Stand, it will be open from 5.45pm. There will be face painters, Foot Pool, freestylers, photo opportunities plus Hexagol – a brand new football arena which has six challenging games.
Kyle Falconer will be performing at half time.
National anthems are due at 7.40pm and the match will kick-off at 7.45pm.
The Scotland Supporters Club members pre-match event starts at 4:30pm with food, drink, entertainment and a live Q&A with a Scotland legend.
For more information on your Hampden matchday experience click here.
For Police Scotland travel information, click here.
Hampden Park visitor information
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How to follow the match
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and live commentary will be provided by BBC Radio Scotland. The game kicks off at 7:45pm.
You can also receive live updates via the official @ScotlandNT Twitter account.