Scotland manager Gordon Strachan admits he is taking a gamble by omitting his Celtic and Aberdeen contingent from his squad to face Italy and France.
Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto has died aged 72, his former club Santos have announced.
Italy may no longer be a team of household names but Mark McGhee reckons Antonio Conte's men will still present Scotland with a serious test.
Scotland and Engand players will wear black armbands bearing poppies in their World Cup qualifier at Wembley on November 11.
An initial report into the Norway helicopter crash which claimed the lives of 13 people has found the flight appeared normal until a "sudden catastrophic failure developed in 1-2 seconds".