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Summary

  1. FT: Gibraltar 0-6 Scotland
  2. Chris Martin and Shaun Maloney score in first half
  3. Steven Fletcher scores second-half hat-trick; Steven Naismith
  4. Scotland's final Euro 2016 qualifier
  5. Gordon Strachan's side failed to secure play-off place

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So, Scotland give Gibraltar six of the best to end their Euro 2016 campaign on a winning note. The Republic of Ireland take third spot and a play-off place, with the Scots out of contention in fourth place in Group D.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
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Thanks for your company tonight. We return to domestic football at the weekend. Hope you can join us then. We'll have reaction to Scotland's victory, and the campaign as a whole, on our website. Cheers.

BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

'We're basically celebrating failure'

"I believe Gordon had a two-year contract and you're employed to qualify for the competition you're competing in. We haven't qualified from a section that third would've qualified.

"So, you've got to sit down, look through it and be honest with yourself. We've got euphoria tonight and in a way that saddens me to. We're basically celebrating failure.

"The performance tonight was good and I just think that the Scottish fans are now used to not qualifying; that they grasp onto anything and they celebrate it.

"I'm not having a go at them in any way at all, I'd just like to see us getting to a major championships.

"For me, this was the opportunity for any manager to qualify. Third place gets you a play-off spot and second place gets you automatic qualification - the best chance for any manager to qualify for a major championships. And we haven't been able to do it."

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown

"If you think it's great just now, it's unbelievably good when you qualify. I'm very fortunate to have been to five major tournaments with Scotland..."

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

"I'm still enjoying the evening; the players' performance; the fans' performance and I'm going to enjoy that for a bit before I start thinking about me.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and hat-trick hero Steven Fletcher
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"It's wrong to be talking about me right after a game."

Strachan describes the travelling Tartan Army singing in Portugal as a "special moment".

Strachan ready for 'debrief'

'I'm proud to be Scotland manager'

Despite being pressed at the post-match media conference, Gordon Strachan is reluctant to give a timeframe on when he will decide on his future as Scotland manager.

"We have a debrief now," says Strachan. "We'll see how we're getting on, see if we can progress and speak to people who are in my life - that's the management side and the family side.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
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"I'm so proud to be the Scotland manager; it's a great, great job to have. There's disappointments along the way, that's for sure. But I've got to say it's been a fantastic experience."

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

"[Scotland coach] Stuart McCall made a good point there. Before the game was like a no-win situation, no matter how many goals we scored or what we did or how we played...

"Then he said afterwards, 'we did win'. That doesn't often happen, what you've seen tonight: a team fails to qualify then 12,000 people turn up."

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
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Gibraltar manager Jeff Wood

'That's a tough group'

"This group [group D] is the most difficult group in Euro 2016 qualifying. You look at Poland, Germany, Rep of Ireland, Scotland and Georgia.

Gibraltar manager Jeff Wood
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"That's a tough, tough group."

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown

"I watched the Scotland U21 team at Aberdeen [in 2-1 defeat by France on Saturday] and I hesitate to say it but I'm looking at them and I don't see a player ready to make the move to the national team.

"The best player was Ryan Christie and he played very well but I was disappointed with one or two of the young players."

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Gabriel Robertson: Not winning in Georgia is the sole reason we are out. Look at the table. If we'd won, as it stands, we'd be in the play-off.

Germany win Group D

Poland, winners tonight, secure second spot and Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland claim third and the play-off spot.

Scotland finish fourth, three points behind the Irish.

FULL-TIME

Germany 2-1 Georgia

Poland 2-1 Rep of Ireland

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Alasdair Lamont

BBC Sport

The Scotland players pay tribute to their long-suffering fans at full time in Faro.

Scotland players salute the Tartan Army
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Scotland players salute the Tartan Army

Gibraltar 0-6 Scotland

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport

"The full time whistle brings the game and Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign to an end. Tonight's win was certainly convincing but realistically it does little to ease the pain inflicted by Poland at Hampden on Thursday. To be fair, the players promised a performance and they delivered.

"They now trudge across the pitch to applaud the supporters. Disappointment doesn't always bring disconnect though and the fans rise as one to show their appreciation for a squad that allowed them to believe for long spells of this campaign.

"The kilts and passports go back in the cupboard for now but they'll be dusted down late next year and once again we will allow ourselves to believe that maybe, just maybe this one will be different. Who needs France? It's all about Russia."

FULL-TIME

Gibraltar 0-6 Scotland

GOAL

Gibraltar 0-6 Scotland (Naismith)

It's six of the best for Scotland as substitute Steven Naismith plays a neat one two with Steven Fletcher before finding the far corner with a low drive.

Gibraltar 0-5 Scotland

We're into the first of three added minutes in Portugal.

Gibraltar 0-5 Scotland

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport

"Steven Fletcher's second hat-trick of the campaign. Did someone say this man doesn't score goals?"

GOAL

Gibraltar 0-5 Scotland (Fletcher hat-trick)

If you're going to score a hat-trick, why not score the third in style? Steven Fletcher flashes a thunderous left foot drive that flies into the net via the bar. Jamie Robba in the Gibraltar goal had no chance. High fives all round for Scotland's hat-trick hero.

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

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Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Scotland

A decent performance from Scotland, some nice stuff. So many chances, should have scored more goals.

CLOSE!

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith trade passes on the edge of the area before the latter lashes a shot high over the bar. The Everton man is annoyed with himself and, with a shake of the head, trots back to the halfway line.

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Scotland make their final change as goalscorer Chris Martin is replaced by Everton's Steven Naismith.

Seconds later, Andrew Robertson's cross into the box sees Steven Fletcher try an acrobatic overhead kick that sails over the bar.

I remember Rivaldo scored a belter from that position to give Barcelona a late win against Valencia a few years ago!

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Scotland slice through Gibraltar with an impressive flowing move but Steven Fletcher's touch takes the ball away from him rather than clear into the box.

The hosts survive and it remains 4-0 to Scotland with a little under 15 minutes remaining.

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will consider his future over the next few days buoyed by seeing his players score four goals - at least - in Faro.

CLOSE!

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Johnny Russell is swarming all over the tiring Gibraltar rearguard, this time sending in a low cross that is just out of reach of the sliding hat-trick-seeking Steven Fletcher...

The Portuguese evening is lifted by the sound of a Scottish piper.

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Substitute Johnny Russell gallops into the box and lifts his effort over the onrushing Jamie Robba but also over the bar. That could and should've been Mambo number five for the Scots.

Scotland Song - Facebook posts

Jim Ewing - Goodbye Toulouse - the Stranglers

Chris Else suggests Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan lol

Keith Legg offers - Story of my life - One Direction

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Kevin in Whitehaven: Giving it all Away ' by Leo Sayer.

Jamie in Elgin: Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little Too Late lyrics sums up the Scotland performance.

SUBSTITUTION

Scott Brown applauds the Scotland fans as he trots off, passing his captain's armband to Darren Fletcher. Johnny Russell replaces Matt Ritchie as Gordon Strachan shuffles his pack.

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland

Half an hour remaining in Portugal and, with Scotland leading 4-0, Gordon Strachan will be keen to add a few more before the curtain falls on his side's Euro 2016 campaign.

The Tartan Army continue to give their side tremendous backing, they really are a credit to the national side.

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EC: "This is all well and good but not sure how much we are learning from playing these guys."

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Dave in Balloch: "This campaign has been, despite some high points disappointing. I am happy for Strachan to learn from, let's remember, his 1st full campaign as Scotland boss. Go on Gordy, sign on the dotted line and take us to Russia!"

Euan, Strathaven: "We let ourselves down v Georgia, but we did well against Ireland and Poland - our main competitors for second and third place. Germany's failure to beat Ireland and their loss in Warsaw did us in more than our loss in Georgia and that can't be blamed on Strachan. Good that Wales and N Ireland have qualified, but I doubt if either would have got out of our group had they switched places with us. I hope Gordon Strachan stays, and I will be renewing my season ticket to watch them in the 2018 qualifiers."

GOAL

Gibraltar 0-4 Scotland (Fletcher)

Steven Fletcher scores Scotland's fourth goal of the game in Faro
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Scotland score their fourth of the night and it's a second goal for Steven Fletcher as he collects a ball from Chris Martin before opening up his body and arrowing a low shot beyond Jamie Robba. A lovely goal and Scotland are beginning to turn the screw.

Gibraltar 0-3 Scotland

Chris McLaughlin at the Estadio Algarve

BBC Sport

"Textbook cross and header goal from Scotland. perfect cross on the right from Hutton and Fletcher headed in from 4 yards. Hutton has been very impressive so far - he hasn't had much defending to do though!"

GOAL

Gibraltar 0-3 Scotland (Fletcher)

After coming close to a goal in the first half, Steven Fletcher heads in Scotland's third in Faro
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After coming close to a goal in the first half, Steven Fletcher heads in Scotland's third in Faro.

Alan Hutton cross. Steven Fletcher header. Scotland goal. That's the first time Fletcher has scored in back to back internationals. Hutton has given Gibraltar a torrid time tonight and his dink into the box offered Fletcher the perfect chance to bullet the ball beyond the despairing Jamie Robba.

Gibraltar 0-2 Scotland

Even Stevens

Steven Fletcher
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Scotland striker Steven Fletcher has peppered the Gibraltar goal with efforts but has yet to find the back of the net.

Gibraltar 0-2 Scotland

Scotland start the second half like the first as they pin Gibraltar in their box with Shaun Maloney showing some neat touches. The hosts clear the danger as both sides struggle to keep their feet on the slippery surface.

KICK-OFF

We're back under way!

Scotland Song - Your Views

On Facebook, Jordan Smith suggests Roy Orbison, Crying...

Don Morrison opts for It's a heartache by Bonnie Tyler!!

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Scotland Song - Your Views

Sam on Isle of Bute: 'Please, Please, Please let me get what I want - The Smiths' but no matter how much we plead it never happens.

Laurin Uphall Station: The Animals "We gotta get out of this place."

Adam in Edinburgh: 'The Art of Losing' by American Hi-Fi. Scotland have definitely perfected that!

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown

"It's been thoroughly satisfactory and could've been more. Chick Young could be in goal for Scotland over there...

"I genuinely think it'll be five or six by the end of the game and Gordon Strachan, very good at managing players, will look at his guys on the bench and will say: 'which of these guys would've started had we needed to win the game?'

"The manager will use the second half to give the guys a cap who are worthy of a cap."