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Euro 2024: Scotland dig deep to stay alive with Switzerland draw

June 20, 2024 9:50 AM IST

Scotland kept alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time by holding Switzerland to a gripping 1-1 draw at Euro 2024 on Wednesday (June 19) thanks to an early goal from Scott McTominay.

Out to rescue their battered pride after a 5-1 drubbing by Germany, Scotland went ahead after 13 minutes from McTominay’s deflected shot before the Swiss levelled 13 minutes later with a superb strike from Xherdan Shaqiri after a defensive blunder.

Switzerland looked the more dangerous team and had the best of the chances in a lively match but the Scots, lifted by a rapturous travelling support, fought hard to keep them at bay, with pacy Swiss forward Dan Ndoye going close several times.

Switzerland, seeking to qualify for the knockout rounds of a sixth successive major tournament, spurned their chance of joining Group A rivals Germany in the next stage with a game to spare, as the Scots repelled countless first-half attacks.

(Reuters)

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