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08/09/2023 Football

08/09/2023 Football – Plenty of football action today. In the Euro 2023 Qualifiers, Scotland travels to Cyprus with kick-off at 8 pm.

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08/09/2023 Football

08/09/2023 Football – Euro 2023 Qualifiers – Cyprus v Scotland

Scotland opened their Euro 2024 qualifier campaign with a 3-0 win over Cyprus, aiming for qualification with a stable squad and strong momentum.


  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland has won their last 10 group-stage qualification matches since September 2021.
  • 🏟️ The match takes place at AEK Arena, Larnaca, on September 8 at 19:45 BST.
  • 🎙️ Coverage is available on BBC Sport website & app, BBC Sounds, and BBC Scotland for highlights.
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus is yet to earn a point in the group, having lost all eight previous encounters with Scotland.
  • 🌞 The game is expected to have hot conditions, but Scotland has strong fan support with around 6,000 fans traveling.
  • ⚽ Key players for Cyprus include Ioannis Pittas, Loizos Loizou, and Marinos Tzionis upfront and Alex Gogic in defense.
  • 🧤 Scott McKenna is fit for Scotland, but Grant Hanley and Liam Cooper are injured. Lyndon Dykes has recovered from a knee issue.
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland captain Andy Robertson emphasizes the importance of continuing their perfect campaign.
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus manager Temuri Ketsbaia acknowledges Scotland’s quality but hopes weather conditions favor his team.
  • 📊 Cyprus has lost all eight previous games against Scotland, while Scotland is on a 10-game winning streak in group stage qualification matches.
  • ⚽ Scott McTominay has been in excellent form for Scotland recently, scoring five goals in his last four caps.

Cyprus v Scotland: Stability takes Steve’s Clarke’s team to brink of Euro 2024 – BBC Sport

08/09/2023 Football

08/09/2023 Football Gossip & News

  • Late Bid for Sancho: Al-Ettifaq aimed to snag Jadon Sancho from Manchester United but fell short as United insisted on a £50m buy obligation.
  • Liverpool’s £100m Offer: Just before the transfer window shut, Liverpool made a £100m bid for Newcastle’s Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.
  • Graham Potter Declines Lyon: Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter turned down an opportunity to manage French club Lyon.
  • Salah’s Future in Saudi Pro League: Despite failing to secure Mohamed Salah, Saudi Pro League clubs believe their pursuit is merely postponed.
  • Rooney for Birmingham City?: Wayne Rooney is being considered for Birmingham City’s managerial role if current boss John Eustace departs.
  • Pepe’s Potential Move to Turkey: Arsenal is hopeful of transferring Nicolas Pepe to Turkey, with Besiktas and Trabzonspor showing interest.
  • Chelsea’s Failed Bid for Nusa: Chelsea had a £23m offer for Antonio Nusa rejected by Club Brugge, facing stiff competition from at least 20 other clubs.
  • Lingard’s West Ham Prospects: Jesse Lingard played a behind-closed-doors friendly for West Ham, who are contemplating offering him a contract.
  • Kvaratskhelia Content at Napoli: Kvicha Kvaratskhelia’s agent confirms the player is happy at Napoli and has no plans to switch clubs.
  • Fulham’s Reed in Contract Talks: Harrison Reed is in discussions with Fulham for a new contract after a £3m bid from Wolves was rejected.
  • Spurs’ Unsuccessful Kelly Bid: Tottenham’s late £20m offer for Lloyd Kelly was turned down by Bournemouth, with Liverpool and Newcastle also interested.

Friday’s gossip: Sancho, Potter, Rooney, Pepe, Kvaratskhelia, Reed, Kelly – BBC Sport

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