Scott Brown could miss massive Scotland vs England clash

As reported by The Daily Star, Celtic captain Scott Brown faces an anxious wait to see if he is able to feature in Scotland’s match with England later this year after FIFA confirmed they are looking into incidents in the Slovenia match on Sunday.

What’s the story?

Sunday’s match between Scotland and Slovenia at Hampden ended in controversy with opposition players accusing Scott Brown of stamping on midfielder Jasmin Kurtic before the captain himself was targeted in an off the ball incident.

Part of a generally fiery occasion all round, the referee missed both alleged offences, leaving them open to FIFA review with video evidence in the weeks to come.

As quoted by The Daily Star, a FIFA spokesperson said:

We are analysing and gathering information concerning the incidents occurred in the said match and, should it be considered appropriate, disciplinary proceedings may be opened.

Missing a crunch match would be a massive blow for Brown, it’s one of the biggest matches Scotland have played in recent years and as Sunday showed, he still has plenty of passion for international football.

It would be a blow for Gordon Strachan too, who has come to rely on Brown to show leadership on the pitch in difficult times for the team.

Scotland are back in the hunt for World Cup Qualification after Sunday’s big win but arguably need to win every game remaining if they are to have a chance of making Russia 2018.