Robert Lewandowski scores his and Poland’s second goal in inury time during the Group D game against Scotland at Hampden Park. Photograph:   Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Scotland 2 Poland 2 This was a very Scottish ending. Just when it seemed they had suffered at the hands of Robert Lewandowski and lived to tell(...)

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has pointed out his side have a superioir disciplinary record than Poland. Photograph: Reuters

As antiquated as the notion may be, an image of hatchet men disguised in Scotland strips seemingly lingers. That much has become apparent in the lead(...)

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski during his team’s training session in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Russell Martin has warned Robert Lewandowski that Scotland will not miss the chance to put another hefty challenge on him. The Poland striker has dema(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane: “We’re comfortable with the players we have.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As their own problems mount, the Irish management team are unlikely to have taken too much encouragement from the news that Lukas Podolski is ruled ou(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates his team’s victory over Georgia. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Next up: the world champions. This long, fitful journey towards next summer’s European championships in France has been reduced to a grim game of blin(...)

Seamus Coleman goeson a sprint during  Republic of Ireland squad training in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Martin O’Neill believes there is a renewed sense of confidence in the Ireland squad ahead of this evening’s crucial qualifying game against Georgia, b(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is hopeful his team can get a result against Germany. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan does not doubt his players’ ability to bounce back from Friday’s shock defeat in Georgia when they face world champions (...)

Seamus Coleman returned to training on Sunday morning ahead of the Georgia game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Seamus Coleman did enough in training at Abbotstown on Sunday morning to stay in contention for a starting place for Ireland against Georgia on Monday(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper  Shay Given shows his appreciation to the travelling support after the Group D victory over Gibraltar  at Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shay Given has warned the Republic of Ireland not to under-estimate resurgent Georgia as the Euro 2016 qualifying game approaches crunch point. The Ge(...)

Scotland’s Shaun Maloney is tackled by   Georgia’s Guram Kashia during the Euro 2016  Group D qualifier in Tbilisi. Photograph:    Nick Potts/PA

Georgia 1 Scotland 0 Scotland’s national team has become so used to harsh realities that another one probably will not be difficult to accept. Defeat (...)