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Steve Clarke said Scotland seemed to freeze in their 2-1 defeat to Russia and added Monday's clash with Belgium is now a must-win game.
Stephen O'Connell's own goal saw Russia complete a 2-1 comeback victory against Scotland, whose Euro 2020 hopes took a blow at Hampden Park.
After suggesting Russia should not call up black players, Pavel Pogrebnyak has been fined 250,000 rubles by the Russian Football Union.
Eden Hazard insists media speculation saying he has reached an agreement with Real Madrid is wide of the mark.
Youri Tielemans scored his first Belgium goal against Russia, and Eden Hazard expects big things from him.
Thibaut Courtois had a moment to forget against Russia, but Eden Hazard secured a 3-1 win for Belgium in Euro 2020 qualifying.
Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has confirmed he is without striker Romelu Lukaku for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia.
After stepping away from the Russian Football Union following an IOC ban, Vitaly Mutko returned to the RFU executive committee this week.
Leroy Sane's goalscoring performance for Germany against Russia earned praise from Joachim Low, who left him out of the World Cup squad.