Scottish FA writes to Uefa seeking answers on VAR ruling in loss to Spain

13 October 2023 0 By Total Football News

Dutch referee Serdar Gozubuyuk with Spain goalkeeper Unai SimonDutch referee Serdar Gozubuyuk with Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon after overturning Scott McTominay’s free-kick

The Scottish FA is writing to Uefa seeking clarification on Scotland’s disallowed goal in a 2-0 loss to Spain.

Scott McTominay thought he had given the visitors the lead with a stunning free-kick in Seville.

However, it was ruled out by Dutch referee Serdar Gozubuyuk after a video assistant referee (VAR) check.

The on-screen verdict inside the stadium was for a foul on goalkeeper Unai Simon but it was then attributed to offside against Jack Hendry.

The Scotland defender was deemed to be interfering with play due to his proximity to Simon.

In the aftermath of Scotland’s first dropped points in Euro 2024 qualifying, head coach Steve Clarke insisted he wanted to move on from the incident, but the SFA want answers on how the decision was reached.

Midfielder John McGinn claimed Gozubuyuk had initially indicated his ruling was for a foul.

Talking to BBC Scotland, the Aston Villa player said: “The referee decides it’s a foul. During the game, he changes his mind to say it’s an offside. Not sure how clear that is. That’s the thing that stings really.

“We get the big moment, we score. Jack’s right leg is offside, but it’s very, very harsh.”