Friendly: Scotland Labour To Embarrassing Draw At Home To Canada (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

22nd, March 2017

Easter Road played host to another underwhelming performance from Scotland on Wednesday night, with Gordon Strachan’s men only managing a draw against minnows Canada.

Fraser Aird scored the opener for the visitors, who are ranked 117th in the world, with the Falkirk man capitalising on some appalling defending to fire home on 11 minutes.

Both Aird and Burnley’s Scott Airfeld impressed for the Canadians, who gave as good as they got throughout the game.

While for the Scots, Ikechi Anya was the standout performer on the night, with the Derby County wideman impressing in a forward-thinking right-back role.

The hosts would eventually level the scores before the break, with Steven Naismith diverting in a Tom Cairney shot after some poor play from Canada.

After the break, the Scots struggled to create much, although a Robert Snodgrass cross did hit the woodwork.

However, in the end, Canada were well worth draw against a Scotland side who failed to give the 9,000 or so fans who turned up on a dank night in Edinburgh much to cheer about.

The Scots, who are currently second bottom of Group F, now face Slovenia at Hampden on Sunday in a must win World Cup qualifier.

On tonight’s showing, a victory in that game will be quite a tall order.

 

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