Scots referee to handle match that could have huge bearing on country’s play-off hopes



Referee Willie Collum will take charge of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s visit of Belgium today in a game that could have a huge bearing on Scotland’s bid to secure a World Cup qualifying play-off spot.

Bosnia are currently second in Group H and can climb above Scotland in the nine-team table of teams chasing only eight places for the decisive knock-out stage.

Victory for Scotland in Sunday’s crucial final match in Slovenia will seal second place in Group F and should be good enough to clinch a play-off spot.

But Bosnia are one of the teams in a scrap to make sure they keep their World Cup dream alive and are targeting a crucial win against the Group H winners in Sarajevo ahead of their final match at Estonia on Tuesday.

Collum’s compatriot Craig Thomson, meanwhile, will be in charge of Spain’s final Group G clash in Israel on Monday.