2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers

Scotland v Slovakia  

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Thursday, 5 October 2017, kick-off 7.45pm

Slovenia v Scotland 

Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana

Sunday, 8 October 2017, kick-off 5pm (UK time)

Gordon Strachan has named his Scotland squad for the final FIFA World Cup Qualifying double-header against Slovakia and Slovenia. 

After winning back-to-back matches against Lithuania and Malta in September, Scotland go into the final round of matches with their destiny in their own hands, knowing that two victories would all but guarantee a play-off spot. 

On-form striker Leigh Griffiths, one of six Celtic players in the squad, will be hoping to build on his recent impressive performances for the national team that have seen him grab three goals and three assists in his last three matches for Scotland. 

Defenders Christophe Berra and Andy Robertson will also be hoping to carry on their goal-scoring form, having both netted in the 3-0 victory over Lithuania in Vilnius. 

There is a recall for centre half Liam Cooper, who has played a pivotal role in Leeds United’s rise to the top of the English Championship. 

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UPDATE: Celtic midfielders Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown have withdrawn from the squad due to injury, with fellow Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor called up to replace them.

Scotland squad


Jordan Archer (Millwall)

Craig Gordon (Celtic)

Allan McGregor (Hull City)


Ikechi Anya (Derby County)

Christophe Berra (Heart of Midlothian)

Grant Hanley (Norwich City)

Liam Cooper (Leeds United)

Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers)

Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)

Kieran Tierney (Celtic)

Steven Whittaker (Hibernian)


Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday)

Darren Fletcher (Stoke City)

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)

James Forrest (Celtic)

James McArthur (Crystal Palace)

John McGinn (Hibernian)

Callum McGregor (Celtic)

James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)

Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion)

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)

Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)*


Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday)

Leigh Griffiths (Celtic)

Chris Martin (Derby County)

*On loan from West Ham United