Previous
Brazil
Chile
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Georgia
Germany
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Scotland
Gibraltar
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Northern Ireland
Finland
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Republic of Ireland
Poland
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Portugal
Serbia
ESPN2 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
France
Denmark
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Toronto FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Macintosh: U21s will need Kane at Euros

England
Read

Hunger is back at Barca

Barcelona
Read
By ESPN Staff

Caldwell to miss Macedonia and Norway games

Steven Caldwell has been ruled out of Scotland's crucial World Cup double header against Macedonia and Norway.

The Burnley captain has failed to shake off the groin injury he picked up in his country's 4-0 thrashing in Norway last month, which was his first cap for almost three and a half years.

Defender Caldwell, 28, has not featured for his club since but Scotland boss George Burley decided to retain him in his squad for the final two games of the Group Nine campaign.

Burley will not call up a replacement, even though Caldwell's younger brother Gary is suspended for Saturday's Hampden clash with Macedonia.

Scotland must win both their remaining qualifiers to stand any chance of reaching next summer's finals in South Africa.

Caldwell is the second player to withdraw from the Scotland squad, with Birmingham striker Gary O'Connor yesterday called up to replace the injured Kevin Kyle.

Kyle underwent knee surgery on Friday after tearing a cartilage during Kilmarnock's Co-operative Insurance Cup win over Morton last week.

The Killie frontman, who had netted 10 goals in seven games for his club, had been recalled by Scotland following a five-year absence for the back-to-back Group Nine matches.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.