Spanish referee Manuel Gonzalez, on the signal of his assistant, awarded Italy an injury-time free-kick near Scotland´s touchline after Alan Hutton had been barged over by Giorgio Chiellini. Andrea Pirlo swung the ball over and Christian Panucci headed home to give Italy a 2-1 victory, sealing qualification for both the world champions and France.
McLeish blamed assistant referee Juan Carlos Jiminez for the decision in his post-match comments. He told Sky Sports: "That official, they will have to look at and say ´should they be officiating in a game such as that?´"
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