It was a mixed bag for Celtic players who were representing their respective countries.

Callum McGregor and his Scotland teammates narrowly missed out on securing the point they needed in Seville to qualify for next summer's European Championships in Germany.

Steve Clarke's side went down 2-0 to Spain but not after VAR had intervened to cruelly chalk off Scott McTominay's free-kick that would have given the Scots a precious lead.

Somehow VAR and Dutch referee Serder Gözübüyük contrived to chalk the goal off leaving the Scots still needing a point to secure their passage to the finals.

There still seems to be confusion as to why the goal did not stand with UEFA.

Official Gözübüyük made a major gaffe by initially signalling that the goal had been wiped out following a foul by former Celtic stopper Jack Hendry but the decision has since changed to offside.

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Meanwhile Celtic centre-back Gustaf Lagerbielke fared better for Sweden when he bagged his first goal for his country in a 3-1 friendly win over Moldova in an international friendly.

It was the 23-year-old’s second appearance for his nation which he marked with a headed goal in the 40th minute to put the Swedes 2-0 up as he achieved a lifelong ambition.

Lagerbielke told Swedish outlet Fotbollskanalen: “It’s a childhood dream to play here at the Friends Arena for the national team and then scoring a goal is a bonus. I’m very happy right now.

"I have scored a few goals in training and then there have been no goal gestures [he performed a ‘V’ celebration after scoring].

"When you get the chance, you have to try to take it. I think I made a good effort. It’s up to Janne [Andersson] and Peter [Wettergren]. I load up as if I’m going to play.”

Lagerbielke will be hopeful that he can replicate his international form in the green and white.

He has had an indifferent start to his Celtic career thus far after being sent off on Matchday one away to Feyenoord in the Champions League group stage as well as being hooked after 62 mnutes in the 2-1 Scottish Premiership win over Motherwell at Fir Park.

He has not featured in the last two Celtic squads against Lazio or Kilmarnock but this goal should provide the former Elfsborg man with a shot in the arm and boost to his confidence levels.

Elsewhere Luis Palma featured for 90 minutes as Honduras drew 0-0 with Cuba which leaves their Copa America hopes hanging in the balance.

Honduras now need to beat Cuba in order to finish in the top two of their CONCACAF Nations League A group and keel their Copa America qualification hopes alive.

The Copa America tournament has expanded with the 2024 version featuring six teams from CONCACAF.

If Honduras and Palma are successful against Cuba then Alistair Johnston’s Canada or Cameron Carter-Vickers’ United States may well be lying in wait and blocking their path to Copa America qualification.

The 2024 Copa America will take place in the United States.

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