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Scotland: Steve Clarke says Qatar 2022 World Cup is ‘ultimate aim’

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Scotland: Steve Clarke

Scotland boss Steve Clarke revealed that it would be a dream to qualify for the World Cup after Scotland sealed a play-off spot. They confirmed a playoff spot after their 2-0 win over Moldova. They will secure a play-off semi-final at home if they manage to beat Denmark in their last game of the group stage. Clarke revealed that the team is staying calm despite the possibility of reaching their second consecutive major tournament.

“The players are feeling good about themselves, as they should do.” Scotland boss Steve Clarke said. “But they also know that we want to finish the campaign well so we’ve been fully focused the last 24 hours on the Denmark game and that will just ramp up towards kick-off. The ultimate aim is to get to Qatar 2022. We are in a position coming out of the group stage where we are still involved going into the March playoff games.”

“The atmosphere in the Israel game was great, the fans were fantastic and probably helped us over the line towards the end of the game when we got the late winner,” he added. “The atmosphere after that was good but we have also shown that we can go away from home and dig out a victory in difficult circumstances, so if ultimately we have to play away from home in the first game we won’t go there with any fear. We realized that second place was attainable, five consecutive victories have made sure that we’ve secured that one but the ultimate aim is still ahead.”

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