Scotland wrapped up their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Norway at Hampden Park. Despite the party atmosphere among the Tartan Army, Aron Donnum stunned the home crowd by putting Norway ahead in the third minute.
Scotland’s captain, John McGinn, responded with a penalty goal, but Jorgen Larsen restored Norway’s lead. An own goal by Leo Ostigard leveled the score for Scotland before Stuart Armstrong’s fine finish in the second half. However, Norway’s Mohamed Elyounoussi secured a draw with a late header.
Despite the entertaining match, Scotland, along with group winners Spain, automatically qualify for next summer’s finals. Scotland will enter the draw as Pot 3 seeds, marking the end of a memorable campaign for Steve Clarke’s side.
In a reshuffled lineup, Jacob Brown made his first start, and other changes were made to the squad. Norway faced challenges without key players like Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard, but they sought revenge for their previous defeat to Scotland. The match showcased end-to-end action, with both teams displaying determination.
As the Tartan Army showed their appreciation at the final whistle, attention now turns to the upcoming Euro 2024 finals in Germany next summer.