Scotland have been handed a worry ahead of next month’s massive Euro 2020 play-off final as Liam Cooper suffered injury with Leeds United.

The centre-back featured against Israel during the last international break, helping the national team secure their place in a play-off match with Serbia. But it came at a cost for the Leeds United captain.


The Leeds United skipper was injured on international duty. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

After playing 120 minutes, he had to pull out of the national squad ahead of the Nations League matches with a muscle injury.

He was a doubt for Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s return to action against Wolves on Monday night.

But despite that, Cooper was down to start for Leeds. As the teams came out for kick-off though, it wasn’t Cooper leading the home team out at Elland Road, as he had pulled up injured in the warm-up.

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A Scotland blow. (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Cooper headed down the tunnel before kick-off, appearing to be holding his abductor. No diagnosis has been cast on the Leeds captain’s injury but Scotland boss Steve Clarke will be hoping it isn’t a serious one.

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