Thursday, March 29, 2012

Having failed to qualify for Euro 2012, Scotland will be represented at the tournament after all, with UEFA announcing that a team of six Scottish referees will travel to Ukraine and Poland.

Referee Craig Thomson will be joined by a team of four assistant referees (that's 'linesmen' to you and me), with a fifth Scottish linesman travelling as a standby should any match officials suffer injury in June. 

It is a great showing for Scottish referees after only Thomson was selected for Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria. It's a shame the same can't be said for the Scottish national football team, which has now failed to qualify for a major football tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.