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Scottish FA chiefs fear Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus. (Sun)external-link

But there have been no talks among the SFA and SPFL coronavirus task-force about a potential lockdown of Scottish football, and such drastic action would only be taken if instructed by the government. (Daily Record)external-link

Steven Gerrard's close friend and former Livepool team-mate Danny Murphy says there's "not even a 1% chance" that the Rangers manager will walk away from the club. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Rangers fans are being charged more than away supporters for the Europa League last-16 first leg against Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox. Rangers season-ticket holders will pay £43, with non season-ticket holders forking out £49, while Leverkusen fans will pay just £39 due to a Uefa price cap introduced this season. (Daily Record)external-link

Aberdeen and Scotland defender Scott McKenna's season is over as the 23-year-old faces three months out with a torn hamstring. (Sun)external-link

Out-of-favour Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon could be handed a shock recall to the Scotland squad for the Euro play-off against Israel. (Sun)external-link

Dundee manager James McPake says the club's American owners will continue to financially back him despite the club's £2m losses. (Courier)external-link

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross would prefer his side's Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts next month to be held at Hampden rather than Murrayfield. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link


Six Nations games could be broadcast on Amazon by 2022, with the online broadcaster set to bid for one of the packages in the tournament's TV rights shake-up. (Times)external-link

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