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Fletcher captains Scotland in defeat to Italy

Fletcher completes 90 minutes for Scotland against Azzurri

ALBION skipper Darren Fletcher captained Scotland as they fell to a 1-0 friendly defeat against Italy on Sunday night.

The midfielder completed 90 minutes at the Ta'Qali Stadium in Malta but could not prevent a first defeat in five matches for Gordon Strachan's side.

Southampton's Graziano Pelle scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute as Italy stepped up their preparations for the forthcoming European Championship.

The defeat extends Scotland's 51-year wait for victory over the Azzurri.

The Scots, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016, next up face tournament hosts France in Metz on Saturday.