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How Scotland could line up against Croatia

How Scotland could line up against Croatia
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Scotland could line up for their Euro 2020 clash with Croatia on Tuesday.

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has been dealt a major blow with the COVID-positive Billy Gilmour ahead of their final Group D game of Euro 2020 against Croatia.

Gilmour's 40 completed passes during his man-of-the-match performance against England was the most out of any player in blue, but the Chelsea starlet is now self-isolating after contracting coronavirus, meaning that Stuart Armstrong could be trusted in the engine room for this encounter.

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney returned from injury to play a starring role at Wembley on Friday, so the former Celtic man should feature alongside Grant Hanley and Scott McTominay in front of David Marshall.

Motherwell's Stephen O'Donnell also garnered praise for his performance in the English capital and is set to continue on the right, while Andy Robertson is untouchable on the opposite side.

John McGinn and Callum McGregor are expected to keep their places in the middle of the park, while Armstrong, John Fleck and McTominay - who could possibly be moved back into the midfield - are all options to deputise for Gilmour.

Scotland are yet to find the back of the net at Euro 2020, and Kevin Nisbet will hope to be the man to end that drought as he pushes for a start, but Clarke is likely to keep faith in Che Adams and Lyndon Dykes from the first whistle here.

Scotland possible starting lineup: Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O'Donnell, McGregor, Armstrong, McGinn, Robertson; Dykes, Adams

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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