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Former Celtic managers Gordon Strachan and Martin O'Neill are set to face each other at Parkhead when Scotland host Republic of Ireland in a Euro 2016 qualifier on 14 November because Hampden Park is out of commission after being used for the Commonwealth Games. Rangers' Ibrox Stadium is likely to host Scotland's home fixture against Georgia on 11 October.

Scotland fans who gathered at Hampden Park to watch the Euro 2016 draw were highly supportive of the team's prospects of qualifying from Group D, which also includes Germany, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee says Gordon Strachan will become a legend if he leads his side to the Euro 2016 finals.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Poland coach Adam Nawalka says the Euro 2016 draw has placed added importance on to next week's friendly against Scotland in Warsaw after being paired with Gordon Strachan's side in Group D.

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Gibraltar were placed in Scotland's group for Euro 2016, the British overseas territory's first qualifying tournament, due to "political reasons". They were picked out of the hat to be in the same group as Spain, but Uefa had ruled that out before the draw due to fierce Spanish opposition to the territory's inclusion as a separate member nation.

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Kilwinning-born Gibraltar assistant boss Dave Wilson did a Jurgen Klinsmann-style dive after hearing that his side had been drawn against Scotland in Euro 2016 qualifying while on a FA coaching course in Devon.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Danny Higginbotham, who made his Gibraltar debut in September before retiring in January, is considering a return to football as the 35-year-old defender is relishing the possibility of playing against his former boss at Southampton, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, in Euro 2016 qualifying.

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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes manager David Moyes will be given plenty of time and money to get things right at the English champions, as Wayne Rooney's £300,000-a-week contract proves.

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Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass's winner against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday spared Norwich City manager Chris Hughton from the sack.

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Former Scotland striker Kenny Miller has been promised a new contract with Vancouver Whitecaps - if he proves his fitness following injury.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)


Scotland coach Scott Johnson believes Alex Dunbar and Matt Scott will soon be the most potent midfield partnership in northern hemisphere rugby after the centres combined to help defeat Italy in Rome.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Vikki Laing finished second behind Australian amateur Minjee Lee in the Women's Victoria Open, while fellow East Lothian golfer Catriona Matthew boosted her career winnings by more than £60,000 after securing third spot in the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link