F/T: Serbia 2 Scotland 0

A poor day at the office comes to an end for Scotland, whose woeful World Cup qualifying campaign continues with another defeat. Gordon Strachan can take some positives, but two defensive errors cost his side dearly tonight, and Serbia deservedly come away with the victory. Thanks for your company this evening and I'll see you all soon!

FT: Serbia 2 Scotland 0.

Stevanovic comes on for the final few seconds, with the lively Tosic taken off.

A superb chance for Ivanovic to make it 3-0 is presented, but following up on Basta's blocked shot, the defender stabs the ball wide from close range, which may be the last chance of the game.

Three minutes of added time to be played.

Naismith speculatively delivers the ball towards the far post, but Scotland are just waiting for the final whistle now, with Stojkovic able to claim under no pressure at all.

Hanley has to be quick off the mark to prevent Basta blasting forward, covering his positon well to clear the ball away.

Yellow card for time wasting by Stojkovic, again another fairly odd decision from the goalkeeper.

Fejsa makes way, with Petrovic entering the fray for Serbia.

An incredibly odd decision from Stojkovic sees the visitors win a corner, when clearing the ball away from goal seemed a very viable option for the goalkeeper.

Adam's curling strike clips a head in the wall, with the deflection eventually landing harmlessly into the arms of Stojkovic.

Having just written the previous, Nastastic goes in hard on Adam just on the edge of the penalty box. Great chance for Scotland here.

Boyd is stopped in his tracks by the excellent Nastasic, who continues to impress and frustrate Scotland in equal measure.

Double switch for Scotland, who bring off Maloney and Rhodes off in favour of Miller and Burke.

A handball from Hutton is not penalised by the referee, and Scotland need all the breaks like that they can get if they are to stand any chance of getting back into this match.

Hanley commits and slides into Subotic, who is left reeling from the challenge before eventually getting back to his feet to take the free-kick.

Caldwell's header lands at Milivojevic's feet, which inspires Bridcutt to lunge in, with his tackle earning the midfielder a yellow card.

Cool as you like from Serbia in defence, with Naismith rendered completely ineffective in his battle to take the ball away from Nastasic.

Maloney sees Rhodes marshalled as he debated whether to play the ball forward, and upon playing back to Hanley, Djuricic is charged into by the defender who looked to claim the ball.

Milivojevic shows strength to advance past Adam, but as Tosic loses control, Scotland win a throw-in after better work from Hutton.

Djuricic's stunning flick nearly carries the ball over Hanley and into his path, but the pace takes it away from the striker and Marshall rushes out to claim.

Tosic aims a teasing ball across goal, with Basta missing out by inches on making contact, with an attempted Scotland counter attack broken down far too easily by the hosts.

Tadic makes way for Serbia, with Dordevic taking his place.

Scotland look to show some willing through Boyd, who does terrifically to take the ball around Stojkovic, but as he plays it back to Naismith, the Serbian defenders fly in and prevent his shot finding the target.

It's a shambolic goal from Scotland's perspective, with Caldwell's dreadful pass away from goal finding Tomovic, who slips in ahead of Hutton, before the forward closes in on goal, his initial shot saved, with Djuricic there to slot home the rebound.


Adam crosses in, but as Nastasic clears Serbia look to break, before the Scotland man ends up tracking back admirably to make the interception on Tadic.

Adam looks to immediate pull the Scots level, but his woeful 25-yard drive swerves well wide of goal and lands near the fans behind the corner flag.

Nastasic collects a yellow card for his vociferous celebrations.

A scruffy goal puts Serbia ahead, with Tosic's ball in eventually finding Djuricic amongst a sea of bodies, who powers the ball home from close range. 1-0 to Serbia!


Naismith looks to slip the ball through Nastasic's legs, who isn't having any of it, before a miskick from Subtoic allows Rhodes in, who can only fire the ball tamely into the arms of Stojkovic.

Boyd leaves Maloney with a lot to do from his forward pass, with the latter forced back until Tadic tracks back to concede a free-kick on Boyd.

A precise challenge from Whittaker on Tosic wins back possession for the Scots, who surge forward with Boyd, before Maloney's delivery is cleared by Milivojevic at the near post.

A yellow card is also presented to Rhodes, who took aim following the raise of the linesman's flag against the striker.

Yellow card for Adam for a sliding challenge on Fejsa followed by some less than receptive words to the referee.

Another good stop from Marshall sees Fejsa's fierce drive collected superbly from the goalkeeper, showing great handling to prevent the ball spilling back out.

A challenge on Maloney from Milivojevic sees Scotland earn the free-kick, but Adam's long ball up is intercepted by the Serbia player ahead of Boyd.

Serbia broach forward, but Djuricic is denied superbly by Boyd in the penalty area, before the striker is in arms after taking a touch from Hanley moments later, going down, with no penalty awarded by the referee.

Adam, back on his feet, powers his way through a mass of Serbia bodies, but as Naismith applies a lovely finish, the offside flag denies Scotland the goal.

Boyd carries the ball forward as Scotland are awarded an advantage following a foul, but eventually play is brought back so that medics can attend to the fallen Adam.

Scotland get the action restarted.

A substitution is made by Scotland for the second half, with McArthur replaced in favour of Adam.

Alex Clark tweets: "Scotland been rather average in the first half, happy with Hanley in defence! I'm going for a 2:0 win for the Tartan Army!"

Scotland began slowly, but gradually found their feet going forward, with an impressive defensive display from Hanley pivotal to them going into the break on level terms. Will one team seize the initiative in the second half? Send your e-mails to jack.woodfield@bskyb.com or tweet @JWoodfield365

HT: Serbia 0 Scotland 0.

One minute of added time to be played.

Basta is denied on the edge of the box by Caldwell, before Milivojevic takes aim, firing a wild shot well wide and high of goal.

Serbia have lost that attacking edge they possessed in the first 25 minutes, but Boyd slides in on Tosic, conceding a fairly needless free-kick 35 yards from goal.

Hanley makes a sensational challenge on Tadic, collecting the ball as well as a little of the man, resulting in a mighty cheer from the travelling supporters.

Hutton applies the pressure as he aims to reclaim the ball from Tomovic, with Stojkovic forced into a nervy clearance as a result.

Whittaker's free-kick is cleared by Basta, with Djuricic found on the counter attack, before a throw-in is conceded by Hutton deep in the visitors' half.

Basta slips at a costly moment as he looked to meet Tosic's delivery, with the ball bouncing around again in the mud that has encompassed Scotland's penalty area, before being claimed by Marshall.

Bridcutt concedes a free-kick in his own half on Fejsa, presenting Serbia with the chance to deliver from the free-kick roughly 30 yards out.

Subotic carries the ball forward after earlier handball claims following Ivanovic's block, but his ball into Djuricic is poor and it lands into Marshall's path.

Boyd crosses in from the left, but Nastasic is again positioned to head away, before an attempted counter attack is smothered out by Whittaker.

A sensational fall from Hanley in his own penalty area earns Scotland a free-kick as Djuricic loomed, but there was no need to go to ground as the defender was in control of the ball anyway!

This is much better from Scotland, who look to force the issue in the final third, before the numbers catch up to Naismith and Hutton as Tomovic clears upfield.

A lovely ball from Hutton floats into the penalty area, but it bounces awkwardly out of reach of both Rhodes and Naismith and eventually out of play.

Maloney carries the ball across the penalty box, but he misses his opportunity to let rip, and after playing in Naismith, he finds himself heavily marked and pushed back.

Another good chance for Serbia, as a cracking 20-yard effort from Tosic bounces across the face of goal, coming inches away from creeping in at the far post.

Maloney's free-kick doesn't fall kindly for Rhodes, with the ball cleared away by the hosts, who appear quite comfortable dealing with Scotland's attacking threat so far.

Yellow card for Tosic, as the midfielder slides in on Rhodes following a nearly costly slip from Nastasic.

Several efforts on goal are blocked by Scotland's resilient defence, but the hosts are getting nearer to breaking the deadlock with every attack on goal looking more and more threatening.

Hanley makes an essential clearance for Scotland, with Tosic's delivery poised to meet the oncoming Basta, before the defender's touch steers the ball to safety.

Rhodes looks to knock the ball on to Maloney, who is well marshalled by Subotic, with the Serbian numbers tracking back to eventually reclaim possession.

Whittaker curls the ball in from the left, with Nastasic coolly clearing away as Scotland look to impose themselves, before Maloney's wild shot goes for a goal-kick.

A great chance for the hosts sees Djuricic take the ball around Hanley, with his shot bouncing across the horrible pitch and drawing a fine save in the end from Marshall.

Maloney concedes a needless free-kick near the touchline, but as Ivanvovic gets goal side of Caldwell, the offside flag catches the full-back out.

Whittaker knocks the ball back to Marshall as Scotland look to keep it amongst their defence, but Hanley has to be alert moments later when Basta takes aim after retrieving the ball.

Serbia switch play from right to left, with Tosic firing in the ball from a threatening position, with Hanley on hand to stab it away.

Terrific skill from Boyd near the touchline alleviates the pressure from Serbia, but their attack persists with the visitors sitting very far back as they bid to defend their goal.

Basta collects a pacey ball near the byline, and upon delivering it into the penalty box, Ivanovic powers his way to meet it before directing his header wide.

A strong run from Tadic sees Whittaker caught for pace, but his half cross-shot is poor and ends up bobbling wide of goal.

Ivanovic leads Serbia forward, before solid pressure from the visitors results in a throw-in being conceded by the right-back.

Nervy scenes once more for Scotland, with a succession of loose touches resulting in Basta taking aim, with Marshall doing enough to keep the ball out at the near post.

Penalty claims from the hosts as Tadic goes to ground, but play continues as Caldwell boots the ball to safety.

Rhodes looks to link up play with Naismith on the right, but a timely tackle from Nastastic sees Serbia reclaim the ball.

A supreme tackle from Caldwell prevents Tosic creeping past him, with the hosts beginning the match in assertive form going forward.

Scotland have barely escpaed their half in these opening few minutes, before Boyd is floored by Tomovic on the halfway line and the visitors win a free-kick.

Two Serbia corners are scrambled away, before a third delivery from Tosic is gathered at the far post by Marshall.

Scotland's defence is carved open twice in quick succession, with the initial chance cleared, before a poor touch from Djuricic allows Marshall to claim.

Serbia get the action underway.

Serbia: Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Nastasic, Suboti, Tomovic, Basta , Fejsa, Milivojevi, Tosi, Tadic, Djuricic. Subs: Subs: Aleksic, Rukavina, Stevanovic, Bisevac, Petrovic, Krsticic, Radovanovic, Rajkovic, Djordjevic, Djurdjic, Brkic.

Andy Betteridge writes: "I'm not hoping for much tonight. Really poor result against Wales and I think we need to start concentrating on not finishing bottom. Strachan has a lot of work to do but sadly it's going to be a long term rebuilding plan. We need the spirit of the team that qualified for the '98 World Cup. I predict a 3-0 loss tonight!!"

Jake Cann writes: "Good to see Bridcutt starts. I'm a Brighton fan so I know him better than others and I think he has everything to be a Premier League star. Only worry is that I think big clubs will look at him. #comeonbridcutt."

Liam Bridcutt and George Boyd both make their international debuts in a much-changed Scotland team after the World Cup qualifier with Serbia survived heavy snowfall. Brighton midfielder Bridcutt and Hull winger Boyd are among six players brought in by Gordon Strachan following Friday's 2-1 defeat by Wales. David Marshall replaces Allan McGregor in goal, Steven Whittaker makes his first start of 2013 at left-back in place of Charlie Mulgrew, while Jordan Rhodes is handed his first competitive start and Steven Naismith was recalled. Chris Burke and Graham Dorrans drop out along with the suspended Robert Snodgrass and injured Steven Fletcher. The pitch passed an inspection after Scotland fans helped shovel snow off the turf earlier in the day.

Scotland: Marshall, Hutton, Caldwell, Hanley, Whittaker, McArthur, Boyd, Bridcutt, Maloney, Rhodes, Naismith. Subs: Subs: McGregor, Dorrans, Burke, Webster, Adam, Berra, Miller, Bannan, Caddis, Gilks.

Good evening everyone and welcome to live coverage of the World Cup qualifying Group A clash between Serbia and Scotland. Team news is in and will be uploaded momentarily, if you'd like to drop me a message tonight you can send an e-mail to jack.woodfield@bskyb.com or tweet @JWoodfield365.

Kick-off is at 1930 GMT.


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