Leeds United captain Liam Cooper starts for Scotland on busy day of internationals for Whites

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LEEDS United captain Liam Cooper comes back into the Scotland starting line up for Sunday afternoon's Nations League clash in Slovakia.

Cooper stayed on the bench for Thursday night's epic Euro 2020 qualifiers play-off final victory against Serbia in which Steve Clarke's side booked their place at next summer's delayed tournament by holding their nerve in a penalty shoot out.

But Cooper now comes back into the side as Clarke makes eight changes to his side for Sunday's 2pm kick-off which comes one week before United's return to Premier League action at home to Arsenal.

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Scotland are also in action on Wednesday evening with another Nations League clash in Israel.

Leeds have six players away on senior international duty and four of them could be in action as part of a busy Sunday though Gjanni Alioski is not involved for North Macedonia in their Nations League clash at home to Estonia which is also a 2pm kick-off.

Alioski played the full game of Thursday night's Euros qualifiers play-offs final in Georgia which booked North Macedonia their first ever place at a major international tournament next summer after a 1-0 victory.

Elsewhere, Whites forward Tyler Roberts could be in action for Wales in their 5pm kick-off at home to the Republic of Ireland while Mateusz Klich is away with Poland in Italy for their 7.45pm kick-off and Stuart Dallas is away with Northern Ireland who also kick-off in Austria at the same time.

All of the clashes are Nations League games.

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STARTING: Leeds United captain Liam Cooper, centre. Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images.STARTING: Leeds United captain Liam Cooper, centre. Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images.
STARTING: Leeds United captain Liam Cooper, centre. Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images.

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