Despite being unable to find a TV channel and even the local Scottish pub not showing the game (or aware there was a game of such national importance on), I soldiered on and ‘watched’ the game via BBC web site updates and text messages from people back home.
By all accounts it was a pretty decent game with Scotland playing hard and not scared of taking on the world champions. The end result though, was a last minute defeat by a questionable foul, although given an earlier disallowed Italian goal, perhaps that was karma.
As so many have said, when the group was drawn, no-one would have thought that Scotland would have led the group for so long or still be in contention for going through in their last game. Good work to the team, and let’s hope we don’t have such a deadly group for the World Cup qualifiers.