Aaron Hickey and Scotland are celebrating qualification for next summer’s European Championships.

Norway’s 1-0 defeat at home to Spain on Sunday night - a game in which Kristoffer Ajer was a late substitute - confirmed Scotland’s place in Germany next summer as one of the two best sides in Group A.

Hickey has played a crucial role in Scotland’s qualification, starting all six matches for Steve Clarke’s side.

The Tartan Army’s place at the finals in 2024 has never really been in doubt after taking maximum points from their opening five matches.

A 3-0 victory over Cyprus was followed up by defining wins over Spain and Norway which put them in control of the group.

Georgia were then beaten in monsoon conditions at Hampden Park in June, before last month’s success in Cyprus all but booked their place in Germany.

Thursday’s 2-0 defeat in Spain only delayed the celebrations by 72 hours as Scotland qualified for back-to-back European Championships for the first time since 1996.

Scotland join Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and Turkey as the seven sides who have guaranteed their participation at the tournament.

Kristoffer Ajer - Norway 0 Spain 1

While Aaron Hickey and Scotland are celebrating, Sunday's result has made Norway’s participation next summer much more unlikely.

Ajer and his team-mates must hope that results elsewhere go their way so that they can qualify for the play-offs through their position in Nations League B.

Christian Nørgaard and Mathias Jensen - Denmark 3 Kazakhstan 1

Denmark look set to join Scotland in securing qualification, thanks to their 3-1 win over Kazakhstan on Saturday night.

Christian Nørgaard played the final few minutes in Copenhagen, with Mathias Jensen an unused substitute.

That victory means the Danes are four points clear of third place with three games to play, the first of which is in San Marino on Tuesday night.

Nathan Collins - Republic of Ireland 0 Greece 2

Republic of Ireland, like Norway, require help from elsewhere if they are to make the play-offs following their 2-0 loss at home to Greece on Friday night.

Nathan Collins played the opening 45 minutes in the defeat at the Aviva Stadium for Stephen Kenny’s side - a result which leaves the Boys in Green fourth in Group B.

Saman Ghoddos - Jordan 1 Iran 3

Friday’s other international action saw Saman Ghoddos play the final 30 minutes for Iran in their 3-1 friendly win over Jordan.

That victory sets up a game between them and Qatar on Tuesday in the final of their quadrangular tournament.

Frank Onyeka - Saudi Arabia 2 Nigeria 2

Frank Onyeka was an unused substitute for Nigeria in their 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia.

There were four second-half goals as the two nations played out an entertaining game in Portugal.

Fin Stevens - Czechia Under-21 1 Wales Under-21 1

Fin Stevens captained Wales U21 to a 1-1 draw in Czechia - his 14th cap for the Welsh youngsters.

Cardiff City’s Cian Ty Ashford’s scored a 96th-minute equaliser in České Budějovice, as Matt Jones' side recorded a draw in their third U21 Euro 2025 qualifier.