Scotland qualifier goes ahead

Scotland’s World Cup qualifier in Serbia goes ahead this evening

after the pitch in Novi Sad passed a late inspection.

Heavy snowfall left the surface at the Karadjordje Stadium

blanketed, but a clearing-up operation was organised after meetings

between representatives of the opponents’ Football

Associations.

The pitch was cleared with the help of some travelling

supporters, but with the weather remaining unpredictable a final

inspection was called for 6pm (GMT) – 90 minutes before the

scheduled kick-off.

Match officials quickly gave the go-ahead, and Scotland will

take to the field looking for their first win under Gordon

Strachan.

Strachan’s side go into the game bottom of Group A, two points

behind their hosts, following Friday’s defeat to Wales.