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Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Watch on BBC Scotland

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Highlights of tonight's defeat for Scotland are about to start on the BBC Scotland channel and iPlayer.

    Former Scotland players Steven Thompson and Michael Stewart provide the analysis.

  2. Mulgrew wants long Clarke reign

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Scotland centre-half Charlie Mulgrew tells BBC Scotland: "We lost three goals, but that's the quality we were playing against.

    "We restricted them to not many chances. We are disappointed with the 3-0, but we take a lot of positives from the game.

    "We were very impressed with the manager from the first couple of days. We are delighted to have him and the longer he is with us the better."

    Charlie Mulgrew shows his disappointment
  3. Can Kerr do better?

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    That's it from Scotland's men until September, but Shelley Kerr's women's side are in World Cup action again on Friday.

    Having lost narrowly to group favourites England on Sunday, they take on former world champions Japan.

    Join us then for live coverage as Scotland look to upset. Kick-off is at 14:00 BST.

    Shelley Kerr
  4. Scotland - Kilmarnock built

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    As Callum McGregor has revealed, Steve Clarke's Scotland blueprint for success appears to be similar to that which led his Kilmarnock side to this season's third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership and qualification for Europe.

    Clark, with a budget dwarfed by the likes of Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibernian, as well as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers, concentrated on making his side difficult to beat.

    It is perhaps no surprise that, in his hour of need in the absence through injury of captain Andy Robertson, he turned to Greg Taylor to make his Scotland debut.

    Stephen O'Donnell's progress under Clarke had already led to Scotland caps and tonight he was joined on the other flank by his 21-year-old team-mate.

    The left-back did not look out of place against world-class players.

    Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne and Scotland's Greg Taylor
  5. 'Theres a lot of promise'

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor tells BBC Scotland: “It was tough. I thought, for the first 45 minutes, the boys were outstanding. We did everything the manager asked us to do. We were desperate to get to the break at 0-0.

    “There’s been some real enthusiasm around the place again and you can see performances like that and the other night will be based on that defensive structure and counter attacking to get goals.

    “There’s a lot there to show promise.”

    Callum McGregor
  6. Bulgaria, not Finland?

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    With our pundits suggesting that Scotland's focus will be the Nations League semi-final as their most likely way of qualifying for the Euro 2020 qualifying, it seems like it might not be Finland, as expected, that they face in the semi-final.

    Finland lie second in Group J behind Italy and might qualify without the need of a play-off.

    That could mean Bulgaria would be our opponents.

  7. Forrest hails Scotland display

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Scotland winger James Forrest: "The boys did tremendously in the first half. Conceding the goal just before half time was a blow and was a bit of a killer for us.

    "Some of the goals Belgium scored tonight are right up there.

    "Ever since the manager came in, the boys have bought into it and know what they need to do on the park.

    "It was an enjoyable week coming up to the Cyprus game and thankfully we got the win. Belgium was always going to be tough."

    James Forrest (centre)
    Image caption: James Forrest (centre) was a second-half substitute
  8. Your man of the match is...

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    It seemed like every time you looked up, Kevin De Bruyne was taking a shot at the Scotland goal and it has not gone unnoticed by those voting in our Player Rater.

    Player Rater
  9. Praise for Taylor

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has also piled praise on Greg Taylor after the Kilmarnock's 21-year-old's international debut.

    Left-back Taylor, who developed so well under Clarke at Rugby Park, was drafted in after captain Andy Robertson missed out with a hamstring injury.

    Clarke says he was always confident Taylor would handle the occasion.

    Greg Taylor is congratulated by Steve Clarke
  10. Lukaku 'apology' to mentor

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Steve Clarke has just revealed that Romelu Lukaku has just apologised for scoring against his team.

    Lukaku is on record as saying that, had it not been for working under Clarke at West Bromwich Albion, he would not have risen to heights that have delivered 30 goals in 30 games under Roberto Martinez with Belgium.

    Romelu Lukaku celebrates
  11. Qualifying chance 'has gone'

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: I think this qualifying group has gone. In recent campaigns, it has gone down to one poor result and in this one it was losing in Kazakhstan
  12. Clarke pleased with progress

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has praised his side for their tactical awareness and commitment.

    "It was difficult game for us," he says. "I don't think we deserved the third goal at the end and I could say the second goal was offside, which could have changed things.

    "My overall impression is that I have a good group of players who are committed to their country.

    "They were competitive in the game against the number one team in the world.

    "We have shown in the work done in this 10-day camp, but we need improvements. We need to be better on the ball, but we have grown as a group.

    "We need to be ready to go again against two good sides again in the Autumn."

    Scotland head coach Steve Clarke
  13. 'Play-off is target'

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland's chief sports writer

    Quote Message: I don't think that Scotland are going to qualify from this group, so the focus turn to March and winning that Nations League play-off against whoever qualifies for that game
  14. Tough weekend ahead

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Next up for Scotland are Russia at Hampden in September - a match that is now a must-win if Steve Clarke's side are to stand a chance of finishing as runners-up in Group I behind Belgium.

    As if that wasn't tough enough, they next host the Belgians three days later before heading to Russia in October.

    It now looks like Scotland must take four points from their two games against Russia.

    Scotland applaud their fans in Brussels
  15. Post update

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland's chief sports writer

    Quote Message: I suspect Scotland will turn into a team that will always struggle against this kind of opposition but will become consistent against the second-tier teams. That's why I think Scotland will qualify for a major tournament under Steve Clarke
  16. First defeat for Clarke

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    You can now read Richard Winton's match report of how Belgium eased to victory over Scotland by clicking the link below.

    Lukaku nets twice as Belgium beat Scots

    Romelu Lukaku

    Steve Clarke suffers his first defeat as Scotland boss as Belgium preserved their 100% Euro 2020 qualification record.

    Read more
  17. The story of the game

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Full time stats
  18. Scots 'spurned' one great chance

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: Scotland are getting better. I thought Taylor and McLean were excellent, but they were all defensive performances. The one great chance we had, we spurned, and it probably fell to the wrong guy in McKenna
  19. Russia edge out Cyprus

    FT: Russia 1-0 Cyprus

    It sounds like Russia made hard work of beating Cyprus in Nizhny Novgorod.

    Aleksey Ionov's goal just before the break was enough to keep the second seeds in their expected finishing slot just behind Belgium.

  20. Scotland 'need to move on now'

    FT: Belgium 3-0 Scotland

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland's chief sports writer

    Quote Message: Scotland defended as well as they could. They played as well as they could. But Scotland, with all of their players at 100%, couldn't beat this lot. They've got too much class. And they're going to beat better teams than Scotland 3-0. Scotland need to move on now and I think, in a year's time, Scotland will look a bit different, they'll have more confidence under Steve Clarke