Scotland fought back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw in Israel, but ultimately it was more dropped points for Steve Clarke’s side as their World Cup qualifying campaign continued with a second straight draw.
After Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Austria, Scotland were hoping to get their campaign up and running with a victory, but those hopes were given a set back as Dor Peretz’s powerful strike (44) gave the hosts the lead just before half-time.
Just as they did against Austria, Clarke’s men showed plenty of character and after a better showing in the second half, Ryan Fraser’s goal (56) handed them a share of the spoils.
After wins for Denmark and Austria, it wasn’t the result either side wanted. Scotland, who are third in the group on two points, already have four points to make up on group leaders Denmark, starting against the Faroe Islands on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Israel are in fifth spot after picking up their first point of the campaign.
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Scotland are back in World Cup qualification action on Wednesday when they host the Faroe Islands, live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm; kick-off 7.45pm.
Israel also have a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday and they face a trip to Moldova; kick-off 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports Football via the red button.