SportsShaqiri Stunner For Switzerland Denies Scotland First Euro Win Since 1996

Shaqiri Stunner For Switzerland Denies Scotland First Euro Win Since 1996

June 19, (THEWILL) – Xherdan Shaqiri’s brilliant strike cancelled out Scott McTominay’s early opener as Switzerland earned a 1-1 draw against Scotland in their Euro 2024 Group A clash on Wednesday. The result leaves the Scots’ hopes of reaching the knockout rounds hanging in the balance.

Scotland made a dream start when McTominay’s deflected shot put them ahead after just 13 minutes in Copenhagen as they continued their search for a win since 1996. However, Switzerland hit back 13 minutes later through veteran winger Shaqiri, who lashed home an unstoppable effort from the edge of the box.

Both sides had chances to win it after the break, with Grant Hanley’s thumping header crashing against the post for Scotland. At the other end, Dan Ndoye and Breel Embolo had goals disallowed for offside as the Swiss pushed for a winner.


In the end, a point apiece was a fair result in an open, entertaining contest. Scotland remain third in Group A, one point behind Switzerland, heading into their final group game against Croatia. They likely need a win to secure a historic first-ever Euro knockout stage berth.

Ultimately, Shaqiri’s moment of magic denied Steve Clarke’s men a crucial victory, keeping their Euro 2024 dream alive if only just. Scotland’s performance showed improvement after their hammering by Germany, but work remains to book a place in the last-16.

Jude Obafemi, THEWILL
Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.


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