Scots oppose re-match in Cyprus

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Scotland will resist any attempt by Estonia to stage their World Cup re-match in Cyprus.

The Estonian authorities have chosen the Mediterranean island as their preferred venue for the game, with 11 February the proposed date. But although the date may be acceptable, Scotland want the match staged closer to Britain for the sake of their travelling support.

David Findlay, the Scottish Football Association spokesman, said: "We will resist any attempt to play in Cyprus. We do not see why our supporters should have to make a journey of more than five hours flying time when the original match was only a couple of hours away."

Findlay said the SFA will press for the re-match to be played in southern Spain, southern France, southern Italy or southern Portugal "which are far closer for our supporters".