http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland/41164082 With two games remaining, Scotland's fate in World Cup qualifying Group F hopes remain in their own control. Victories from the final two matches, at home to Slovakia and away to Slovenia, would secure second place. However, only eight of the nine second-place teams will compete for a place in Russia 2018. Who will be the unlucky nation to miss out? As it currently stands, Slovakia are second in Group F and fifth in the table of potential runners-up. For Scotland to finish above Slovakia they need to win the final two games to sit on 20 points. At the end of the campaign, results and goals against the bottom teams in each group are discounted, so Scotland's two wins against Malta would be removed, leaving them on 14 points.