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Scotland slip to defeat in Turkey, Germany beat Oman in low-key World Cup warm-up
ScotlandJohn McGinn gave the Scots hope of securing a draw.

LAST UPDATE | Nov 16th 2022, 10:18 PM

SCOTLAND SUCCUMBED TO their first defeat in five matches with a 2-1 friendly loss to Turkey in Diyarbakir.

Defender Ozan Kabak headed in the opener for the home side five minutes before the break after earlier hitting the crossbar before attacker Cengiz Under doubled the lead with a confident finish four minutes after half-time.

As the game looked to be slipping away from Steve Clarke’s side, midfielder John McGinn pulled a goal back in the 61st minute with a powerful drive.

But despite the second-half improvement they could not complete the comeback, with 19-year-old Liverpool defender Calvin Ramsay notably making his Scotland debut off the bench.

Germany squeezed past Oman 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from debutant Niclas Fuellkrug on Wednesday in their final friendly before the World Cup in Qatar.

Werder Bremen forward Fuellkrug scored in the 80th minute in Muscat.

Youssoufa Moukoko, who will turn 18 on Sunday, was included and the Borussia Dortmund youngster hit the post at the end of first-half stoppage time.

Coach Hansi Flick rested regular first-teamers Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, and Thomas Mueller.

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Four-time champions Germany open their World Cup campaign against Japan on 23 November.

Additional reporting by AFP

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