Soccer-Tierney, McKenna to miss Scotland's Nations League decider with Ukraine


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Group E - Scotland v Ukraine - Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - September 21, 2022 Scotland's Kieran Tierney celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo

(Reuters) -Injured Scotland defenders Kieran Tierney and Scott McKenna have withdrawn from the squad ahead of their Nations League decider against Ukraine on Tuesday, the Scottish FA said.

Scotland, whose captain Andy Robertson was already missing through injury, have called up Barrie McKay and Stephen Kingsley as replacements.

Scott McTominay is suspended for the game in Krakow, Poland.

McKenna suffered a knee strain in Scotland's 2-1 win over Ireland in the Nations League on Saturday, while Tierney sustained a head injury.

Scotland lead Group One in League B with 12 points from five games, two points ahead of second-placed Ukraine. They will win the group if they avoid defeat, while Ukraine need three points to finish on top.

(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdansk and Manasi Pathak in BengaluruEditing by Toby Davis/Peter Rutherford)

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