Scotland can qualify for a major tournament for the first time in 23 years on Thursday | Ian MacNicol/Getty ImagesScotland can qualify for a major tournament for the first time in 23 years when they take on Serbia on Thursday eveningThe Scots are on an eight-game unbeaten run and will book their place at Euro 2020 with victory in Belgrade, ending an absence of over two decades from major tournament football.Scotland last featured at a major tournament at the 1998 World Cup in France, securing their qualification for the flagship event on 11 October 1997.23 years is a long time and the landscape of football has changed drastically – let’s take a look at everything that’s happened since.Ronaldo had replaced Alan Shearer as the world’s most expensive player in 1997 | GERARD JULIEN/Getty Images2. Rangers Have Won Seven League Titles, Been Relegated to the Fourth Tier & Promoted Back to the Scottish PremiershipRangers have had an up and down two decades | Michael Steele/Getty ImagesRoy Hodgson in 1997 | Getty Images/Getty Images4. Manchester City Have Been Relegated to the Third Tier & Crowned Premier League Champions Four TimesCity were relegated to the third tier before the 1998 World Cup | Mike Hewitt/Getty ImagesNeither Pulisic or Alexander-Arnold had been born when Scotland last qualified for a major tournament | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images6. Wimbledon Have Gone from the Premier League to MK Dons and Secured Six PromotionsJoe Kinnaear’s Wimbledon were a Premier League mainstay in the 90s | Phil Cole/Getty ImagesMourinho has been appointed Chelsea manager twice since Scotland qualified for a major tournament | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images8. RB Leipzig Have Formed, Secured Four Promotions & Reached the Champions League Semi FinalsLeipzig were -12 years old when Scotland qualified for the 1998 World Cup | TF-Images/Getty Images
Scotland can qualify for a major tournament for the first time in 23 years when they take on Serbia. What’s happened in football since they last qualified?