UEFA confirm McTominay's strike against Spain was ruled out for offside

McTominay scored what looked to be the opening goal in the second-half of Thursday's game in Sevilla.

UEFA confirm Scott McTominay’s strike against Spain was ruled out for offside SNS Group

UEFA have confirmed that Scott McTominay’s disallowed goal against Spain was ruled out for offside against Jack Hendry.

The Manchester United looked player as if he had scored a stunning opening goal in the Group A encounter in Seville on Thursday.

But after being called to the VAR monitor the referee chopped the goal off in what could yet prove to be a pivotal moment in the quest to qualify for Euro 2024.

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An STV graphic shows the position of the players in the controversial VAR decision.

Despite the official originally indicating that the goal was being disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper, the game’s governing body in Europe have told STV Sport that the decision was for offside.

Spain went on to win Thursday night’s game 2-0 thanks to late goals from Alvaro Morata and Oihan Sancet.

A draw would have been enough to secure Scotland’s place in next summer’s tournament held in Germany, but they will now be hoping for the Spanish to either win and draw in Oslo on Sunday or face an anxious wait until November when they take on Georgia in Tbilisi and Norway at Hampden.

A Norway win on Sunday would mean that if Scotland fail to beat Georgia then it will come down to a final day decider in Glasgow on November 19.

Scotland remain top of Group A on 15 points with two games left for Steve Clarke’s men.

Spain are in second place on 12, with three games left, and Norway are in third on ten points with only games against the top two remaining.

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