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By Gary Rose and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Well, that's all folks.

    Who said the Euro 2016 qualifiers were going to be drab and boring? Northern Ireland come from behind to win away to Hungary, the Republic of Ireland triumph away to Georgia, Scotland give the world champions a scare.

    We're back on Monday to see how England get on away to Switzerland. And on Tuesday, it's the turn of Wales. Thanks for your company.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: Scotland lost but troubled the world champions. Scottish players inspired by the shirt, not inhibited by it. England take note.

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    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Full-time in the other qualifiers around Europe and undoubtedly the biggest surprise result is Albania's 1-0 win at Portugal. Bekim Balaj's fierce volley secured the points for the away side and Portugal will be hoping to see Cristiano Ronaldo back from injury as soon as possible.

    Elsewhere, it was the Robert Lewandowski show as the Poland striker scored four as his side beat Gibraltar 7-0. Finland came back from a brief scare to beat Faroe Islands 3-1, while Greece lost 1-0 at home to Romania.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Former Everton midfielder Peter Reid: Scotland's fans take a bow. Outstanding.

  5. Manager reaction

    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    More from Scotland manager Gordon Strachan: "I thought we would get a point and I actually thought we would win it at one stage. There were no points, we had the performance but the next game is a big game and we will look forward to that challenge when it comes round."

    On the referee: "It is not for me to talk about the referee. I will leave that to the assessor. I will let other people discuss it."

  6. Manager reaction

    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, speaking to Sky Sports: "I feel disappointed for the people who came to watch us, and the players as well. To have put in that kind of work, going out there against really physical players, they stood up to it.

    "Germany were going to make chances, that was going to happen, but we played with a real freedom in the second half."

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Former Scotland captain Colin Hendry: So the referee sends off one of our boys for kicking the ball away. So what about being the last man and dragging your opponent down?

    Hendry is clearly unhappy that Germany forward Thomas Muller was not red carded for hauling down Shaun Maloney in the dying stages.

  8. Player reaction

    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was disappointing. We were probably the team towards the end, we were in the ascendency at that point.

    "We are trying to get points on the board. The gaffer changed things for the second half and we played well. It shows how well we had done that we have come away disappointed with this result against Germany."

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    Andy in Armagh: Gordon Strachan has got Scotland going places. At long last there is a man who knows what he is doing in charge of the national team, and someone who can inject belief and organisation into his players. His tactics are always spot on.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Since Gordon Strachan took over he has put belief into the players. The Scottish players have that cocky belief in themselves. They believe they can stand up to teams and take them on.

    "If you have that belief you have that chance to take on teams. Scotland created a good few chances, more than most teams. The thing I love about Scotland is they go out and they give everything for that shirt."

    Gordon Strachan gestures to his players
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    Mark Lynch: What an absolutely awful piece of refereeing in the last two minutes. How did he not add on the extra time?

    Matt I: Scotland doubters just kept having to lower their score line prediction as the game wore on. Immensely proud of Scotland.

    Tony Paterson: Glorious failure is still failure for Scotland. If we can't defend we'll drop lots of points. Martin-Hanley never a partnership.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Lots of positives for Scotland to take into their next game. Up next in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign? Georgia at home on 11 October followed by Poland away on 14 October.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Germany were very good in the first half, Scotland were slightly better in the second half but I have to say I was disappointed with the referee.

    "In short, he bottled it. He bottled it with two or three big decisions. The most important thing was Scotland played well but the referee? Hang your head in shame."

    Manuel Neuer thanks the fans
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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Gordon Strachan has seen his players give absolutely everything in Dortmund but he looks angry as he makes his way towards the tunnel.

    The Scotland manager is clearly unhappy with the decision to send off Charlie Mulgrew.

    We're going to hear a lot more about this.


    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    All over. A brave, brave performance by Scotland against the world champions.

    Gordon Strachan applauds the away fans
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    Elsewhere in Europe...


    Robert Lewandowski completes his hat-trick before quickly adding his fourth for good measure and make it 7-0 to Poland against Gibraltar, who have certainly had a tough introduction to competitive football as a Uefa member.


    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Astonishing finish. Thomas Muller is denied his hat-trick by a post - a low long-range strike - before the Germany forward is yellow carded for hauling back Shaun Maloney.

  18. RED CARD

    Germany 2-1 Scotland - Charlie Mulgrew

    Scotland will finish with 10 men as Charlie Mulgrew receives a second yellow card and is sent off.

    Mulgrew looks stunned - the booking was for kicking the ball away after the whistle had gone.

    Charlie Mulgrew of Scotland is sent off
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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Marco Reus is helped off the pitch and play resumes.

    It's now or never for Scotland. There's still time for one last chance.

    An injured Marco Reus of Germany is carried off the pitch
  20. Three minutes to go

    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Three minutes of added time.

    Play is held up as Marco Reus crumples to the ground following a heavy challenge.

    The hosts are preparing to send on Matthias Ginter.

    Marco Reus of Germany is injured
  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sho Rahman: If Scotland don't get a point from this game they're gonna be devastated. They've matched Germany tonight.

    Kevin Lloyd: How many times have we seen Scotland push big teams, before being inept against other minnows?

    Connor McQuade: Regardless of the result tonight, highly encouraged by Scotland's performance tonight. Bodes well I hope

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is just tiredness now for Scotland. Alan Hutton was pulled out there but it was not his fault, he tried to get as close as he could to their man but no-one came to help. But Scotland survived it."

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    The answer is no.

    Germany win another corner but they are in no rush to take it.

    Mario Gotze goes close with a close range finish which falls narrowly wide.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Time running out for Scotland.

    Another corner for Germany. The visitors pack their penalty area with 10 blue shirts. But it comes to nothing.

    Can Scotland counter-attack?

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    Elsewhere in Europe...

    The dream for the Faroe Islands was alive for just 12 minutes as Finland have since scored three goals to lead 3-1.

    No changes in the scores from elsewhere in Europe, with Poland perhaps taking their foot off the pedal against Gibraltar as they still lead 5-0, while Romania and Albania are beating Greece and Portugal 1-0 respectively.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall (right)

    Lots of tired legs on show now from both sets of players.

    Germany know they have been in a game. They have had to fight for these points and they are not guaranteed yet.

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    Sam from Telford: England have adopted Andy Murray. Can we adopt the Scottish football team too? They play better football.

    Calum, Aberdeen: If we get Hanley out of the team Scotland might actually be able to achieve something internationally, unfortunately Strachan has other ideas and persists. Great performance otherwise lads.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Do you think Sebastian Rudy might not fancy playing against Ikechi Anya every week? He has worked his socks off tonight. The way the Germans play they are quite cavalier, they do push up really far."


    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Scotland are still pushing forward in search of a second equaliser. Steven Naismith is replaced by Shaun Maloney.

    Gordon Strachan reacts
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    Pawel in Edinburgh: What a display from "outsiders". Albania are winning at Portugal, the Faroe Island are drawing with Finland. And Scotland are producing a great performance against the world champions.

  31. Post update

    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Germany free-kick.

    I'm sure it will have looked good on the training ground but it goes horribly wrong on the pitch as Thomas Muller fails to prevent Toni Kroos's cross into the area from going out.

    Very ordinary from the world champions.

  32. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mubarak Hasan: Just when I thought Scotland will park the bus.. Heartbreak

    Paul Flanagan: Whatever happens tonight Strachan is showing he can squeeze every last drop out of players he has available.

    William Lewis: What a response from the world champions!

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Whatever the final outcome, Gordon Strachan will be heartened by what he has seen by his players against the world champions. There has been no rolling over. Anything but. Scotland have been bright and breezy and have given Germany a real scare.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This has been a real joy to see Scotland having a go. They are toe-to-toe with Germany and there is enough fight in this Scotland group to give other teams a game in this group."

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    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Albania Portugal

    Bit a surprise elsewhere in Europe as Albania are winning 1-0 at Portugal, with Bekim Balaj firing home seven minutes into the second half. It is a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal, I might add, but an impressive scoreline at the moment nevertheless.

    Elsewhere, Gibraltar's resolve against Poland has been broken. Four goals in 10 second-half minutes - including two from Robert Lewnadowski - means the away side lead 5-0 and still 25 minutes to go in that game.

    Elsewhere, Finland have equalised against Faroe Islands, while Romania are still beating Greece 1-0.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Scots Wehey: Ach... we just annoyed them.


    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    Pressure straight away from Scotland. Steven Naismith is in a good attacking position and brought down close to the edge of the Germany box by Erik Durm, who is booked for his troubles. Charlie Mulgrew's poor subsequent free-kick hits the wall.

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    Germany 2-1 Scotland

    This is breathless. This is relentless. And this is not over. Scotland are still in this.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Painful, very, very painful. That goal is a gift to Germany. The delivery was good but they have got lucky because the ball has pinged around fallen to the right player for them. Can Scotland come back again? Is it at all possible? I think they believe they can."

  40. GOAL

    Germany 2-1 Scotland - Thomas Muller

    One step forward, two steps back for Scotland. . . .

    They are level for just four minutes as Thomas Muller pokes Germany back into the lead after the visitors fail to deal with a corner.


    Scotland players react as Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates
  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kenny Kong: Scotland fully deserves that goal. What a counter.

    Alex Patterson: GOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kev in Formby: Scotland are putting in a better display than I have seen from England in years. Imagine England here tonight.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You know what? I can believe this, I can believe this scoreline with the second half display. I've been saying get in behind the Germany defence and do it with Ikechi Anya. They have been pushing up and that chance was coming. Do they go for a winner now? It has shocked the stadium here but it is not a shock when you watch this game. I think Scotland want to go win it now."

  44. GOAL

    Germany 1-1 Scotland - Ikechi Anya

    Can you believe it?

    Ikechi Anya writes his name into Scotland folklore with a brilliant, composed low finish past Manuel Neuer after a powerful run into the Germany half.

    The world champions are stunned. Scotland are in dreamland. And it all started with a misplaced pass from Mario Gotze - the man who scored the winner in the World Cup final.

    Ikechi Anya of Scotland scores their first goal
    Ikechi Anya celebrates with teammate Steven Naismith
  45. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "There is no shadow of a doubt, on chances in the second half, Scotland are the better side. There were too chances for Naismith and one for Fletcher too."

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    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Into the the final half an hour. This game is far from over.

    Scotland fans are in full voice. They believe.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "David Marshall had to be big, he got out there and it was a superb save."


    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Screams of penalty from Scotland's players as Steven Fletcher's header strikes a German player's hand. The referee is not interested.

    Steven Fletcher of Scotland heads at the Germany goal

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Almost 2-0 - and it would have been but for a great save from David Marshall, who denies Marco Reus. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is on Steven Naismith's weaker left foot. He is capable of taking that but you try that and one in 10 goes on target. He will be gutted about that - particularly because I think he had time to take a touch."

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    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    What a chance. What a horrible finish.

    Steven Naismith is unmarked eight yards out as a pin-point cross lands at his feet but the Everton man swings out a boot which flies horribly high and wide.

    That could be costly.

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    Dave, Oxford: Scotland, serial over achievers. Get realistic, 3rd rate league and choice of players. No real Scottish superstars any more. Wish there were.

    Ian Manson: Even though this is a German side in transition after a huge triumph they are still formidable. Scotland not being outclassed by them is something to proud of.

    Rupert in Dorset: Reason to be cheerful, Scotland are doing way better than Brazil did against Germany


    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    One Fletcher on. One Fletcher off. Sunderland striker Steven comes on for Barry Bannan as skipper Darren is replaced by James McArthur. Bold move by Gordon Strachan who has clearly not given up on this.

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    Dean Ritchie: I have a feeling Scotland will get Germany on the back foot, but not make anything of it.

    John Regan: Strachan is a pragmatist. Anything Scotland get here is a bonus, but he'll plot a course through the group. I'm optimistic.

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    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Germany in sloppy pass shock as Jerome Boateng is guilty of gifting possession to a blue shirt.

    Scotland fans are making themselves heard.

  56. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Scotland boss Gordon Strachan

    If Scotland can maintain this tempo then we're in for a terrific second-half in Dortmund.

    But the visitors need to keep their discipline. Grant Hanley is booked for a blatant push on Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle volleys over from the resulting set-piece.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "What a brilliant piece of play. Brilliant break forward by Alan Hutton and a top, top strike by Steven Naismith."

    Alan Hutton of Scotland is chased Marco Reus

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Brilliant by Steven Naismith. The Scotland forward has the ball at his feet on the edge of the Germany area. He dances past one defender. Then another.

    But agony is etched across his face as his finish clips the outside of the post and the chance is gone.

    Terrific start to the second-half.

    Steven Naismith of Scotland reacts
  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Flanagan: Way too much negativity from some Scotland fans. We're only 1-0 down away from home at HT vs. World Champs. All to play for

    Aidan McCauley: Come on Scotland, never mind the ney-sayers!

    Andrew Forbes: Hate the pessimism on display. 1-0, against the World Champions! I could imagine worse!

    Tim Oliver: I have more confidence in Scotland winning against Germany than Gibraltar in this same situation.

  60. KICK-OFF

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Huge 45 minutes coming up for Scotland. It's all systems go. . .

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    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    The players are on their way out. . .

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Scotland have to know that when they get possession they hold it well and break well. I want to see the ball given to Anya as often as possible. Two or three times they have got very, very close to getting through."

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Scotland fans in Germany

    Paul Flanagan: Way too much negativity from some Scotland fans. We're only 1-0 down away from home at half-time v world champions. All to play for.

    Andrew Hobs: Hate the pessimism on display. It's 1-0 against the world champions. I could imagine worse!

    Tim Oliver: I have more confidence in Scotland winning against Germany than Gibraltar in this same situation.

  64. Half-time stats

    Germany 1-0 Scotland


    The possession and shots on target stats may not make for pleasant reading for Scotland fans, but they are definitely still in this game.

    There have been chinks in Germany's armour which Scotland's pacy players could exploit. Another goal for Germany, though, and it will be hard to see them getting anything.

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    Luke Dickinson: Faroe Islands beating Finland who are 128 places higher in the rankings. Not bad!

  66. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    One surprise in the half-time scores from elsewhere in Europe as Christian Holst bagged just before half-time to give Faroe Islands a 1-0 lead at home to Finland.

    Elsewhere, it is as you were with Poland beating Gibraltar 1-0 at the break, and Romania 1-0 up in Greece.

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    Steve in Edinburgh (between 36 and 40 mins) has certainly got things going....

    James, Coatbridge: So, Steve is comparing us to English fans and media, I think he has been having an extended liquid lunch.

    Robert from Reading: Scotland should be full of hope, Strachan is doing a great job.

    Dave in Edinburgh: There is a massive difference between being full of hope and expecting a victory. That might make you deluded but by no means arrogant.

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    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Can Scotland re-group and haul themselves back into this?

    As Pat Nevin says, they are certainly not out of this. But you get the feeling that if the world champions get a second goal early in the second half then the floodgates could open.

    Time for a Tartan hero to step forward. Darren Fletcher? Charlie Mulgrew?

  69. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Germany are certainly the better side, they are passing the ball beautifully and creating chances but Scotland are not out of this, purely because Germany push up. With Anya's and Naismith's pace, this game is not dead yet."

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    William Lewis: This is sad to watch, Germany are going to massacre Scotland like they did against Brazil. Wow.

    Harry Whittingham: Look on the bright side Scotland fans. Brazil were 5-0 down to the Germans by now. #bbcfootball


    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Scotland players leave the field
  72. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "How often do you see a pass from a goalkeeper that gets the entirety of the stadium not only applauding but gasping slightly as well. It was a brilliant tackle by Manuel Neuer.

    "But the thing is, when Germany are attacking, there is no-one within 70 or 80 yards of the goalkeeper, Scotland know that. The fact that Neuer had to make that astonishing tackle is because of that and they might get caught out."

  73. CLOSE!

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Incredible by Manuel Neuer.

    The Germany keeper almost sets up a goal as he keeps possession after a sliding challenge on Ikechi Anya outside his own area before sparking an attack down the left with a clever pass.

    Andre Schurrle crosses into the danger area and Grant Hanley's attempted clearance is heading for the Scotland net before David Marshall sticks out a hand to save the visitors.

    Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Germany savs a ball
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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Germany have weaknesses. They are the world champions but even in that wide area there are weaknesses. When you face them, you do come with a chance, but you need to make sure you don't give anything away as well."

  75. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Henry is right, Scotland are doing better than Brazil, who were hammered 7-1, did at the hands of Germany in the World Cup. But there's a long way to go yet and the world champions are unlikely to take their foot off the gas. Five minutes to the interval.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Henry Shah: Scotland doing better than Brazil.

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    Steve in Edinburgh: So, Germany have just won the World Cup, which Scotland yet again failed miserably to qualify for, and because of a few friendly results Scotland are full of hope? And they say English fans are arrogant and deluded.

  78. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    A rare counter-attack thanks to Barry Bannan's delightful pass from the edge of his own area. But it comes to nothing as Steven Naismith can't keep possession. The story of Scotland's night so far. . .

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    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Thomas Muller

    No shame in conceding a Thomas Muller goal. His recent record shows he has a knack of hitting the back of the net in games that count.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Scotland can't afford to be missing key players, but that is the way it is. They will hope to get them back for the games they may feel they can get something more from."

  81. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Credit to Germany. Russell Martin handles the ball inside his own area while attempting to make a clearance but the home players do not make a fuss as the referee indicates it was not intentional.

    Gordon Strachan breathes a sigh of relief.

  82. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Gibraltar defender Joseph Chipolina (left) and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski

    Everyone loves a fairytale in football right? The underdog triumphing, David beating Goliath. Well, sadly, that is not looking like it will be the case with Gibraltar, they trail Poland 1-0 thanks to Kamil Grosicki's strike.

    Just one other goal in tonight's other qualifiers to bring you news of. A 10th-minute penalty by Ciprian Marica has put Romania 1-0 up in Greece.

  83. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Wave after wave of German pressure.

    This time Marco Reus lets fly from outside the area but his effort is palmed away by David Marshall. The ball falls to Andre Schurrle but Russell Martin makes a vital block to prevent the Chelsea man making it 2-0.

    Scotland cannot get out of their own half.

  84. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Toni Kroos in action for Germany

    There are eight Scotland players inside their own area. But they can't clear properly and the ball falls at the feet of Toni Kroos, whose first time shot flies over David Marshall's bar. This is relentless.

  85. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    John Dykes: Too much talk about Germany's defence, when they can go out and score 7 past Brazil. Nicking a dodgy goal won't get you far.

    Nick Bruzon: And so it begins. 1-0 Germany......

    Craig Wilcox: Where has talk of Scotland having a fighting chance come from? Germany will run away with this once they get out of 2nd gear

  86. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    A snap shot by Marco Reus keeps David Marshall on his toes. Germany are in cruise - or should that be Kroos - control.

  87. Post update

    Germany 1-0 Scotland

    Big few minutes coming up for Scotland. The home fans are bouncing, the hosts are looking to kill this game early. A second now and the floodgates could open.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Scotland are not that big at the back and it is not a sophisticated goal, it is not complicated. They put the ball in and I am not surprised Germany are ahead from that move, because that has been their tactic so far. Thomas Muller has enormous technical ability. It was an odd header, but it does not matter how he angles it, he knows how to head a ball."

  89. GOAL

    Germany 1-0 Scotland - Thomas Muller

    Brilliant by Thomas Muller as the Germany forward outjumps Russell Martin and Alan Hutton to put the world champions ahead following Sebastian Rudy's cross into the area. This could be a long night for Gordon Strachan.

    All too easy - and not unlike the sort of goal you might see right across Scotland every weekend.

    Germany's Thomas Mueller, left, heads the ball toward goal
    Thomas Mueller of Germany is congratulated by team mates
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    Brian McDonald: I disagree with the tournament increase to 24 teams. Means more one-sided matches and less prestige. Also, Sunday night football?

    Ijaz: Even with a few key players missing, this Germany squad is frightening

    Rian Hoskins: Defence could potentially be a weak point for Germany with Lahm retired and Hummels not starting. But the attack is frightening.

  91. Post update

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    More pressure from Scotland, who are starting to grow into this contest. This time the ball drops to Charlie Mulgrew just insie the area and he smashes his effort towards goal. It thunders agonisingly off the woodwork but it would not have counted because the offside flag is up.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We talked about Anya, very few people can stay with him."

  93. Post update

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    'Flower of Scotland' booms around the Signal Iduna Park as Barry Bannan's effort from 15-yards is deflected narrowly over after a fine run by Ikechi Anya finds James Morrison who tees-up the Crystal Palace man. Great move by Scotland.

  94. Post update

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    Darren Fletcher update.

    The Manchester United midfielder has looked lively in the opening 10 minutes and his long ball forward to Ikechi Anya is cut out by Manuel Neuer before any damage can be caused.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Do you know what? I could have scored that! I would have felt confident of putting that away. It is a terrible miss for a player of that standard."

  96. CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    How did he miss?

    Thomas Muller is unmarked and eight yards out when he connects with a cross into the Scotland box but cannot keep his header on target.

    What a let off for the visitors.

  97. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "In the the first few minutes of this game Scotland are trying to play the balls long for the pace of Ikechi Anya. That is where they are going to go. Apart from that, Scotland have looked OK when they have had the ball, they have just not been able to get enough of it though."

  98. Post update

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    First serious shot of the game and it's Chelsea's Andre Schurrle who cuts in from the wing before firing over David Marshall's bar. The first of many to come?

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    Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew (Left) and Germany's Christoph Kramer

    Andrew, Stalybridge: This is why upping the Euros to 24 teams was a great idea. First night and there's genuine excitement for teams about finishing 2nd/3rd and qualifying. It's like Germany are only there for bonus points, and everyone else still has something very real to play for.

    Steve: Scotland shouldn't get downhearted even with a heavy defeat. The overblown new finals mean you only need around four points to get into a playoff.

  100. Post update

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    Germany are dominating possession in these early exchanges. The game was about 100 seconds old before Scotland got a touch. An early home corner is comfortably cleared.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Have Scotland touched the ball yet?"

  102. KICK-OFF

    Germany 0-0 Scotland

    The stadium is rocking. We're under way.

    German fans perform a choreography
  103. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    A sign of things to come? Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has just dropped the pennant in the centre circle.

  104. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    A difference of opinion...

    Rob Kershaw: could be interesting as Germany just look disfunctional. Not the same killing machine after some key players' retirements.

    Scott Kelly: Cant believe people are saying THIS Scotland team can beat THIS Germany team. Germany will score then the floodgates will open.

  105. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    The national anthems are over. The handshakes are over. We're ready. Are you sitting comfortably?

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    Paul Adam: Don't underestimate the impact of your captain retiring. #lackoflahm Come on Scotland!

    Shohidur Rahman: Looking at Germany's defence there are definitely goals there for Scotland if they're brave.

  107. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Scotland boss Gordon Strachan on Sky Sports: "I am looking forward to this, the fans been fantastic around the town today, it is good to see.

    "We have had big decisions all around the team this week and we feel the team we have picked is our best chance to give Germany a good game here. There have been three or four big calls. We all know the importance of everybody to play well."

  108. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Darren Fletcher
  109. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Wow. The teams are walking out to a raucous reception from a full house inside the Signal Iduna Park. Home fans have unveiled a huge golden star to celebrate the team's World Cup triumph. The national anthems are about to start.

  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Martin McHugh: The Scots are in for a right thumping. 6-1.

  111. What the papers says

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Sunday Mail

    There has been no shortage of stories in the build-up to Scotland's visit to Dortmund. Germany and Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski says he expects Germany's opponents to play "dirty". That, as you can imagine, has not gone down well with Gordon Strachan. The Sunday Mail says the Scotland manager has hit back at Podolski's comments, while skipper Darren Fletcher has told the world champions 'don't disrespect us'.

  112. Getting shirty

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Germany v Scotland

    Germany: Here are the kits for today's game.

  113. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    When was the last time Scotland reached the finals of a European Championship?

    You have to go all the way back to 1996 when they drew with the Netherlands 0-0, before losing to hosts England 2-0. And even though they beat Switzerland 1-0 thanks to an Ally McCoist goal, it was not enough to progress from Group A.

    They also qualified for Euro 1992 in Sweden, but those two are so far their only appearances at a European Championship.

  114. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Waleibraheem1: Scotland to beat Germany at home is actually a tall order. But in football you never say never.

    Mark Croasdale: As a Blackburn fan, bit surprised Jordan Rhodes doesn't make the Scotland squad when Grant Hanley does?

  115. Post update

    Gibraltar ready to rock?

    History will be made as Uefa's newest member, Gibraltar, play their first competitive fixture as they host Poland.

    The team composed of fire fighters, teachers and policemen face the daunting task of trying to outshine the likes of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

    It would be quite the upset if they managed to sneak a win.

  116. Busy night ahead

    This is not the only Euro 2016 qualifier taking place tonight. Portugal host Albania, Romania visit Greece while Finland are away to the Faroe Islands. And there's one more game. . .

  117. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Douglas Cameron: Let's go Scotland, anything less than 7-1 and we're better than Brazil.

    Geoff Naylor: Can't understand where the optimism comes from for the Scottish team. Not one Scottish player would get in the German fourth team.

    Andrew Duffy: Just came from Dortmund and what an atmosphere in the city by the Scotland fans! Good luck.

  118. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin in Dortmund

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I am delighted Manchester United have given Darren Fletcher his chances this season, but I don't think he has been at his best. Gordon Strachan said it will be a couple of months before you see him at his best. It will be tough for him tonight because he is against some incredible players. But he is back, he is out on the pitch and he is there on merit, so you cannot be more happy for any other player in football right now. What a battle he has had."

  119. Scotch on the rocks?

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Germany v Scotland

    After masterminding Germany's World Cup triumph, you would expect Joachim Low to have sunk a glass or three of champagne since returning from Brazil. But Scotland have arrived in Germany with a 'real' drink for the Germany boss to celebrate his magnificent feat this summer. The Scottish FA have tweeted this picture of a bottle of whisky awaiting Low at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park stadium with the message 'A gift for Germany coach Joachim Low'.

  120. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Skipper Darren Fletcher says Scotland's players are relishing the opportunity to topple world champions Germany in their opening match of Euro 2016 qualifying. "You've got to look forward to that challenge and not be scared of it - you have to embrace it. What a scalp it could be," says the Manchester United midfielder.

    But do Scotland really have any chance against the world champions? Will the Tartan Army be celebrating a famous win in Dortmund? Can Gordon Strachan's men pull off a major shock?

    Tweet #bbcfootball, text 81111 or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  121. Team News

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Scotland defender Russell Martin passes a fitness test. The Norwich captain did not train on Saturday due to a groin strain, but has recovered in time. David Marshall is preferred to Allan McGregor in goal, with Steven Naismith leading the line in his 30th international appearance.

    Scotland team: Marshall, Hutton, Russell Martin, Whittaker, Hanley, Mulgrew, Morrison, Darren Fletcher, Bannan, Anya, Naismith. Subs: Allan McGregor, Greer, Maloney, Steven Fletcher, Bryson, McDonald, Burke, Reynolds, McArthur, Forsyth, Chris Martin, Gordon.

    Due to retirement and injury Germany boss Joachim Low fields just six of the side which started in the World Cup final against Argentina, with under-fire striker Mario Gomez spearheading the attack.

    Germany team: Neuer, Rudy, Howedes, Boateng, Durm, Kroos, Kramer, Gotze, Reus, Schurrle, Muller. Subs: Zieler, Grosskreutz, Ginter, Podolski, Sam, Rudiger, Gomez, Weidenfeller.

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    K Love: I'm very hopeful Scotland can at least get a draw.

    Kyle McIlwraith: A fighting performance from Scotland would do but a draw would be superb! Second place in the group is possible though.

    Michael Tombs: Scotland could easily nick a draw. Naismith will get chances against an inexperienced defence.

  123. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Talk about tough starts! Scotland will certainly have to be brave if they are to emerge unscathed from their visit to Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park.

    The sound of bagpipes have been heard in Dortmund all day. Will Scotland fans be celebrating later?

  124. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Scotland fans

    Thanks, Gary. It is 5,920 days since Scotland crumbled to a 3-0 defeat to Morocco in St Etienne. Craig Brown was the manager, Colin Hendry the captain. The Tartan Army had flooded France in their thousands for the 1998 World Cup finals but headed home with their dreams shattered once more.

    Scotland have not been seen at a major tournament since. But optimism is on the rise, fans are daring to believe. Gordon Strachan's men are unbeaten in their last six games.

    Can they book a return to France for Euro 2016? The journey starts here. The journey starts against world champions Germany.

  125. Post update

    Got your breath back yet? If not, take a few quick gulps of air because there is no slowing down this European Championship live text juggernaut.

    Our attention now swings to Scotland's game against Germany. Can Gordon Strachan's side match Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for drama and beat the reigning world champions?

    I'll hand over to my colleague Neil Johnston, to guide you through the action...

  126. Text us on 81111

    Andrew in Belfast via text: What a comeback from Northern Ireland! Great start to the European Championship qualifiers, could this finally be the time that we can qualify for a major tournament? Believe.

  127. Player reaction

    Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland

    Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde, speaking to Sky Sports: "What a strike [by Georgia's Tornike Okriashvili] but main thing is we have won. I am delighted."

    On starting ahead of Shay Given: "We all want the same thing and that is to qualify. Shay has been giving loads of support and I have nothing but admiration."

  128. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stephen Noakes: Take a picture folks, when are you ever going to see both Irish teams topping their qualification group?

    John Barry: 'I'd love to say there is the same level of drama in Tblisi as Budapest'. Go ahead.

    Andrew: Brilliant by McGeady. . .two-goal hero.

  129. Player reaction

    Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland

    Republic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters, speaking to Sky Sports: "You always have to believe and I think we dominated the ball. They set up to defend but it was a quality goal by Aiden McGeady."

  130. Player reaction

    Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland's match winner Kyle Lafferty, speaking to Sky Sports: "We knew it would be hard coming here. We knew if we dug deep and play the way we can we would pick up points tonight and thankfully we went on and won. We are sitting very nicely after the first game."

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Some Body: Woooooh! Georgia 1-2 Ireland, McGeady with the goal of his life in the last minute! #Northern Ireland win too!!!!

    Wale Ibraheem: Northern Ireland really have a good chance to qualify from that group and they have helped themselves with this win.

    Geoff Jackson: You look at their group and realise this is Northern Ireland's best chance of reaching a major tournament.

  132. Player reaction

    Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland winger Niall McGinn, who scored his side's first, speaking to Sky Sports:" I was just delighted to come on and score. This is massive, the amount of hard work we have put in and this is the reward. It is a good start."

  133. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Germany v Scotland

    Germany: A look inside the dressing room. Everything is in place!

    Neat and tidy on the pitch. And clearly neat and tidy in the dressing room too. But can Scotland mess up Germany's plans in Dortmund?

  134. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Germany v Scotland

    The atmosphere is building inside and outside Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park. Around 5,000 Scotland fans have made the journey to Germany for a game which is expected to attract a crowd of 60,000.

    Germany v Scotland
  135. Text us on 81111

    Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland

    Jenni in Newtownards via text: Niall McGinn, game-changer!

  136. FULL-TIME

    Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland

    Stunning stuff! It may be just the start of qualifying, but this is the sort of result that could ultimately prove crucial.

  137. FULL-TIME

    Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland

    What. A. Comeback.

    Supporters of Northern Ireland celebrate a goal

    Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland

    Into injury time and David Meyler replaces James McCarthy.

  139. GOAL

    Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland - Aiden McGeady (90 mins)

    Dramatic stuff in Tbilisi as the Republic of Ireland look to have snatched all three points! It was all down to Aiden McGeady, who displays magical footwork just inside the area to turn and fire in with a sweet left-foot strike. Beautiful.

  140. Post update

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    I'd love to say there is the same level of drama in Tblisi as Budapest.....

  141. GOAL

    Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland - Kyle Lafferty (88 mins)

    Amazing! Northern Ireland appear to have turned this around as they take the lead with minutes remaining. Niall McGinn is once again involved as his shot is blocked, but the ball deflects out to Corry Evans and his ball across the face of goal is bundled in by Kyle Lafferty with Hungary's Vilmos Vanczak in close attention.

    Kyle Lafferty scores their second goal
  142. Post update

    Hungary 1-1 Northern Ireland

    Vital intervention by Corry Evans as he heads away a high ball just in front of his own goalline. Plenty of defending for the away side to do, but there is always Niall McGinn's pace on the counter to keep the Hungary defence on their toes.

  143. Elsewhere in Europe

    Comeback complete? It is now Denmark 2-1 Armenia, with Thomas Kahlenberg finding the net 10 minutes from time.

  144. GOAL

    Hungary 1-1 Northern Ireland - Niall McGinn (81 mins)

    Brilliant and swift attack by Northern Ireland produces a late equaliser as Kyle Lafferty breaks into the area on the left and squares the ball across goal for Niall McGinn to tap into the empty net. Game on for the last 10 minutes!

    Niall McGinn of Northern Ireland celebrates his goal

    Hungary 1-0 Northern Ireland

    Last throw of the dice by Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill as Billy McKay comes on for Ollie Norwood.


    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Entering the last 15 minutes and Martin O'Neill opts to make a double change. On comes Shane Long and Robbie Brady for Robbie Keane and Stephen Quinn respectively. Can they find a winner?

  147. Post update

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Georgia v Republic of Ireland

    It is becoming increasingly scrappy in Tbilisi. Who will that suit most? Aiden McGeady tries to wrap his foot around a bouncing loose ball just outside the area, but powers it high and wide.

  148. GOAL

    Hungary 1-0 Northern Ireland - Tamas Priskin (75 mins)

    Heartbreaking for Northern Ireland as Hungary take the lead, but it is hard to say it had not been coming. Balazs Dzsudzsak whips in a corner and Tamas Priskin powers through a crowded area to rise above everybody and glance in.

    Cue celebrations.

    Oliver Norwood of Northern Ireland reacts after a goal of Tamas Priskin of Hungary

    Radio Ulster summariser, former NI defender John O'Neill: "Disappointing we have conceded from a set piece. I always think anything in the six-yard box should be the keeper's."


    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    Third and final change made by Hungary as midfielder Istvan Kovacs takes the place of Gergely Rudolf. Northern Ireland are forced into a second change as Gareth McAuley goes off with a knock, Craig Cathcart is the man to replace him.

  150. Women at Wembley

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    FA Club England managing director Adrian Bevington is a guest of 606 on BBC Radio 5 live with Ian Wright and Kelly Cates.

    Following recent confirmation of a first international at the new Wembley for England's women's team, he said that further fixtures should be played there.

    "I feel we should be looking to get an international at Wembley every two seasons. It's something the girls deserve."


    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill reacts to Hungary's improved display by making his first change as Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn comes on for Jamie Ward.

  152. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Lukas Podolski

    Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski: Dortmund we're coming!

    There's just two-and-a-half-hours before Scotland face world champions Germany in Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park. Follow all the build-up and full text commentary here.


    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Scotland skipper Darren Fletcher (second left)

    Scotland make five changes to the team that started their last game, a 2-2 friendly draw with Nigeria on 28 May. In come goalkeeper David Marshall, Steven Whittaker, Russell Martin, midfielder Darren Fletcher and Crystal Palace's Barry Bannan.

    Scotland team: Marshall, Hutton, Whittaker, Martin, Hanley, Morrison, Fletcher, Mulgrew, Naismith, Bannan, Anya.

  154. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    BBC Scotland sport reporter Alasdair Lamont: Russell Martin fit to play for Scotland. David Marshall in goal. Stevie Naismith up front.

  155. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Breaking off from all things Irish for a moment...

  156. CLOSE!

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Aiden McGeady tries to curl an effort over Roin Kvaskhvadze but the Georgia goalkeeper stretches to claw the ball out of the air. Well held, but he has looked a little nervy at times.

  157. Post update

    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    The home fans have found their voice again as Hungary are much improved by their substitutions and one of those - Gergo Lovrencsics - goes close with a fierce drive, but Roy Carroll does just enough.

  158. Elsewhere in Europe

    A leveller in Denmark - with Pierre Hojbjerg finding the back of the net. It is now Denmark 1-1 Armenia.

  159. Post update

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Ooh half-a-chance for the Republic of Ireland as a cross loops over to Robbie Keane on the left side of the area. He is unmarked but the striker fails to connect with his volley and ends up scuffing it wide. Should have done better.


    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    Jozsef Varga kicks the ball with Kyle Fafferty lurking

    Another change for Hungary as Adam Gyurcso comes off, with forward Gergo Lovrencsics taking his place. The home side clearly fancy getting themselves a winner against tiring Northern Ireland legs.

  161. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Denmark fan Kaspar Larsen: At least it's only 1-0, the last time Denmark played Armenia at home, we lost 4-0.

  162. Post update

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Aiden McGeady takes a free-kick for the men in green but it drifts wide. Lively at the moment.

  163. Post update

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Chances at both ends as first Georgia midfielder Jano Ananidze tries to drive a low cross into the Republic of Ireland area, but it is too near David Forde and he gets down well to smother the ball with Nikoloz Gelashvili lurking.

    At the other end, Seamus Coleman sends in a teasing cross aimed at Jon Walters, but Solomon Kverkvelia does well to get up with his head and take the flight of the ball away from the Ireland striker.

  164. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Richard Wyatt: I hope Northern Ireland go for the win.

    Samuel Green: If Northern Ireland are to qualify they are going to have to be aggressive and not rely on later results.

    Dominic O'Caollai: Martin O'Neill's tactic of score one and sit back for the entire rest of the game is costing Ireland. Useless and predictable.

  165. Post update

    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland are yet to pick up from where they left off in the first half, with Hungary looking a little more lively in the final third following the introduction of Tamas Priskin. The away side maybe playing it a little safe?

  166. Elsewhere in Europe

    Great news for Armenia - Henrikh Mkhitaryan has put them ahead in Denmark after 49 minutes.


    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Georgia's Akaki Khubutia earns himself a booking after a challenge on James McCarthy is deemed too strong by referee Kevin Blom. It was a double blow for the defender as he appeared to injure himself in the process.

  168. Do they even care?

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    FA Club England managing director Adrian Bevington is a guest of 606 on BBC Radio 5 live with Ian Wright and Kelly Cates.

    Reacting to criticism, which has come from, among others, QPR manager Harry Redknapp, that England's players do not care enough about playing for their country, he insisted: "The players do care about playing for England. They are so passionate.

    "There is a pressure when they pull that shirt on and we have to help them with that."

    Responding to former captain David Beckham's statement that he would be proud to help out England in any way, Bevington said the input of retired internationals like Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand would be invaluable.

    "That can't go to waste," he said.

    "We have been too slow on the uptake on this. I think we could get them involved ranging from travelling with the England team as ambassadors, being more involved in the business, if that's what they want, or coming to St George's Park to give inspirational talks.

    "We have to reach out to them. It's our responsibility. We can't afford to lose these people to the game."

    Get in touch, call 0500 909 693, text 85058 and use the hashtag @bbc606 on social media.


    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    There is a different face in goal for Georgia now as goalkeeper Giorgi Loria fails to reappear after taking a heavy knock towards the end of the first half. On comes Roin Kvaskhvadze.

  170. KICK-OFF

    Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland

    Also back under way in Tbilisi.

  171. KICK-OFF

    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    Hungary boss Attila Pinter is evidently not impressed with his attack as he makes a change for the second half. Nemanja Nikolic comes off with the familiar name of Tamas Priskin on. The former Watford, QPR and Ipswich striker has scored 13 goals for Hungary, can he add to that against Northern Ireland?

  172. Post update

    Germany v Scotland (19:45 BST)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator in Dortmund

    Germany v Scotland

    "Outside the stadium in Dortmund, a little reminder for Scotland of what they're up against tonight."

    You can listen to Conor's commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:45 BST.

  173. What now for Roy?

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    FA Club England managing director Adrian Bevington is a guest of 606 on BBC Radio 5 live with Ian Wright and Kelly Cates.

    Commenting on Roy Hodgson's position as manager, he said: "We are disappointed with the World Cup. There's no getting away from that.

    "Roy has a contract until 2016 and it's his job, with our support, to take us forward. The challenge is with us as a collective, not just Roy. We have to excite people and we are aware of that."

    Get in touch, call 0500 909 693, text 85058 and use the hashtag @bbc606 on social media.

  174. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Some Body: Shocking home reffing in Georgia. Never a free-kick. Very good goal for them before that though. Can Ireland respond?

    John McEnerney: Great goal by Georgia but Martin O'Neill & Roy Keane will read the riot act at HT, the lads have done well but can do better.

  175. Elsewhere in Europe

    Still goalless in the match between Denmark and Armenia, which also kicked off at 17:00 BST. You've not missed much there so far.

  176. Post update

    Hungary 0-0 Northern Ireland

    Former NI winger Keith Gillespie on BBC Radio Ulster: "It has been a good performance so far, Hungary are there for the taking. Should we be more offensive or settle for a draw?"

  177. Post update

    It was a good first half for the Republic of Ireland and they can count themselves unlucky not to be ahead at the break. Not much can be done, though, when someone pulls off a wonder strike like Tornike Okriashvili's.

    Northern Ireland, meanwhile, had done well against Hungary and were just starting to put pressure on the home side before the half-time whistle blew.