An attempted cross from Yuri Pertsukh (Kazakhstan) is cleared.
The linesman signals that Yuri Pertsukh (Kazakhstan) is offside and the referee confirms the decision.
Liam Palmer (Scotland) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Kazakhstan.
A substitution has been made. John McGinn is replaced by Scott McTominay (Scotland).
Michal Bilek has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Baurzhan Turysbek (Kazakhstan) replacing Roman Murtazayev.
Yuri Pertsukh (Kazakhstan) receives a pass then lets rip from long range towards the middle of the goal, but Scott Bain watches it all the way and makes an easy save.
James Forrest is not given a chance to finish after receiving a sweet pass by Oliver Burke (Scotland).
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Oliver McBurnie departs the field of play to be replaced by Johnny Russell (Scotland).
James Forrest (Scotland) unleashes a close-range volley towards the left side of the goal, but his effort is thwarted by the keeper, and the score remains unchanged.
Stuart Armstrong (Scotland) takes the corner, but the goalkeeper jumps and gathers the ball.
A loose ball is pounced on by Stuart Armstrong (Scotland) inside the box. He immediately fires in a shot towards the bottom left corner, but Dmytro Nepogodov is alert and makes a comfortable save. Scotland get a corner.
Liam Palmer (Scotland) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Dmytro Nepogodov intercepts the ball.
Goal! Gafurzhan Suyumbayev is the provider and Baktiyor Zainutdinov (Kazakhstan) is the executioner, dispatching the cross into the left side of the goal from close in with his head. 3:0.
Yuri Pertsukh (Kazakhstan) commits a rough challenge and Srdjan Jovanovic blows his whistle for a foul.
The second half gets underway.
The end of the first half.
James Forrest (Scotland) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
We will have 1 min. of added time.
Gafurzhan Suyumbayev (Kazakhstan) gives away a foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Srdjan Jovanovic saw the whole situation.
A yellow card for a tackle by Alexander Merkel (Kazakhstan). Srdjan Jovanovic doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
Callum McGregor (Scotland) takes the corner kick but the ball only finds the head of an opponent.
John McGinn (Scotland) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from distance, but it's blocked. Scotland have been awarded a corner kick.
John McGinn (Scotland) reacts well and displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross from the free kick. He jumps high and produces a header which goes well over the crossbar.
Alexander Merkel (Kazakhstan) was too fierce in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Srdjan Jovanovic blows for a foul.
Islambek Kuat (Kazakhstan) takes a first-time shot from the edge of the box, but his effort is well blocked by the defender.
Yan Vorogovskiy (Kazakhstan) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and deals with the threat.
Islambek Kuat (Kazakhstan) tries his luck with a long-range effort after receiving a precise pass. It goes to the roof of the net, but Scott Bain has a clear view of it and makes a comfortable save. The ball is out of play. Kazakhstan win a corner kick.
Liam Palmer (Scotland) strikes a powerful volley towards goal, but one of the defenders blocks his attempt.
Oliver Burke (Scotland) found some space to dink a cross from the side into the box, but it needed to be more precise to threaten the opposition. The ball goes out of play and Kazakhstan will have a goal kick.
Callum McGregor (Scotland) dinks a cross into the box from the free kick. However, the opposition defence thwarts the attack, preventing anyone from finishing.
Sergiy Maliy (Kazakhstan) makes a strong challenge and Srdjan Jovanovic blows for a foul. Scotland are awarded the free kick.
The corner is flicked onto David Bates (Scotland), but his close-range header flies a whisker wide of the left post.
Callum McGregor (Scotland) prepares to take a corner kick.
Oliver Burke (Scotland) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. The ball goes out of play. Scotland are awarded a corner kick.
Alexander Merkel (Kazakhstan) tries to create a chance, but puts too much weight on his pass.
Baktiyor Zainutdinov (Kazakhstan) is flagged for offside.
Stuart Armstrong (Scotland) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
GOAL! Superb work from Islambek Kuat, who plays a vital role in the build-up. He squares it to Yan Vorogovskiy (Kazakhstan), who beats Scott Bain with a brilliant shot into the left side of the net. 2:0.
A spell of possession for Kazakhstan in an attempt to control the game.
Alexander Merkel sends an inch-perfect lofted cross into the box. Yuri Pertsukh (Kazakhstan) latches on to it and finishes with a quick shot which hits the underside of the bar and bounces in off it. The goalkeeper had no chance. The score changes to 1:0.
Good defending. Stuart Armstrong (Scotland) tries to find James Forrest inside the box, but the pass is cut out. The linesman signals a throw-in for Scotland.
The match has just started.
The players are out at last! Scotland will take the kick-off.
Srdjan Jovanovic will officiate today.
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